In this article, I would like to share my perspective on the importance of managing work-life balance.
We can’t stay happy all the time since happiness is overrated. Humans are not machines. We are human beings and God gifted us with emotions, expressions, and the ability to speak.
There is always talk about how to live happily. So we get the illusion that we have to live happily. Negative emotions such as regret, guilt, and anxiety may arise when we are not able to live happily.
I guarantee you will gain new insights and perceptions after reading this article. This is a heartfelt attempt to increase awareness of this issue.
“A balanced life is a real success.”
Personal experience of living a balanced life
I have worked with many working women as a physiotherapist. Women play a variety of roles in society.
Long ago, In India women were only employed as housewives. They performed household chores, managed social relations, and raised children. It is the responsibility of men to support their families financially and do all outer work to provide for their families.
During the last 30 years, the situation has gradually changed. In the past, raising a girl child differed from raising a boy child. Mothers who had dreams but couldn’t fulfil them and raised their girl child in the same way they raised their boy child.
Children have the freedom to study as much as they want.
Due to this, women nowadays study, work, and get married. They still want to work for their career while also managing the household.
It is perfectly okay for her to do a lot, but we also can’t expect her to do everything perfectly.
Let’s imagine a girl-child raised ambitiously and unable to live as just a housewife. A mother can stay at home when she is on maternity leave and to take care of her baby, but still use her time to learn new things and be productive.
Problem in real life due to not able to manage life balance
Managing your family members who support your work will become easier if you have a great understanding of them. Household chores can be difficult if they expect perfection from you.
A human being gets 24 hours in a day. Unlike men, women also have limitations. They cannot do all the work with perfection. as a working mom or working woman, I’m always trying to satisfy everyone’s expectations, but it’s extremely difficult to do so.
Follow 80/20 rule to manage work-life balance
I have learned this from a book called the 80/20 rule.
Schedule your week in such a way so you can give little time to everyone or different responsibilities as well as for yourself.
For example, if you are spending 2 hours cleaning your house daily then cut down your time and divide different work for every day.
One day you have allotted time for house cleaning .other day you allotted time for extra preparation of cooking .such way you can schedule your week so you get time for yourself as well as for a family.
One day you give time to the activity you like. such as my favorite activity are reading and gardening.
Remember if you spend time on the things you like it will extra charge your brain and increase your productivity.
Spend at least 15 minutes with yourself and do breathing exercises.
Take a deep breath in and out in a slow and rhythmic manner.
Today’s time we are always in hurry .so most of the time we are doing shallow breathing .it will affect our immune system.
Breathing exercise will strengthen your lungs as well as make a strong immune system.
Because every cell requires oxygen. so, it will freshen up your mind as well.
Mindfulness means being present in whatever work you are doing .so, don’t you feel any stress .such as when you are eating slowly, chew food properly, and relax your mind. Whether you are CEO of a multibillion-dollar industry, doctor, lawyer, artist, housewife, labourer work or any other profession mealtime is a sacred time .eat with a completely relaxed mind.
I personally have seen that labourer make their lunch or dinner in traditional Indian method .and eat fresh, warm and with so much value.
Because for them they are earning to get able to buy food for their family and for people like us we get easily available things so we take it for granted and live dog life.
Adapt according to the situation:
I personally tell you that it was difficult for me at first to accept new change and to adapt according to the situation. if you have stubborn nature then you will face a lot of problems, and disappointment. so better you adapt according to the situation. we all love routine if sometimes routine gets changed we get disturbed.
As bhagavad Gita says, “change is the constant in the universe”
To accept the change and live accordingly in all phases.
if you have a kid whether you are a housewife or a working woman .spend some time with your kid as well. get them to do some outdoor activity .it will be good for you and your kid as well.
If we want to live life with contentment and minimize stress from our life then we need to balance everything.
It’s equally important to raise the healthy emotional state of our child.
The people who say that goal should be happiness and success is a big myth .because they all people with I have worked closely and they also share their feeling of exhaustion .anything excess is causing harm only .again it is an indication of balancing everything .similar in diet and water excess cause harm only .our role is to realign our mind and putting effort and focus to balance various aspect of our lives.
Balanced life gives you pure joy and great health.
Know your inner drive:
Always find out what you wanted to do and what you love.
It will give you amazing rewards and happiness. Most housewives forget to take care of themselves and hard to find time for themselves putting others’ priorities first. I am not saying it’s wrong .but to take some time for own self is also mandatory to live life with satisfaction and joy.
As a woman, I have great respect for all the women whether it’s working women or housewives.
Because all the women do extraordinary work .my mother is a housewife.
whenever she expresses the regret of not being able to pursue her carrier due to responsibilities and restrictions.
I always say you did a great job giving us warmth, great education and healthy habits and taking care of our emotions. Because we get fresh warm food and our favourite tasty food made by her whenever we want .whenever we came from school or job we first look for our mother and call her .so she gave warmth .she gave all dedication to raising children nice and good citizen.
I always say don’t feel inferior .you are our home minister .because our home looks beautiful and lively .and we are able to enjoy all festivals and taught great principles such as helping the needy and other life principles. so always see housewives with great respect.
I don’t say here that working moms are not raising great kids .working mothers do all possible things for their children though they most of the time live in guilt for not being able to spend more time with their kids .overall women have a tendency to live in guilt more .so to All the mother are doing a wonderful job. Don’t feel any guilt.
I just want to assure and encourage especially housewives that they are doing a great job. Don’t feel inferior. You are a gem of the home and live a confident life.
Overall women can’t seat . They do their work with dedication and emotion .weather it’s a home or job or business. They are good at management.
Ask for help
Don’t try to do everything on your own .ask for help or take help when given .so you don’t get exhausted.
By reading my article leave a comment on how you felt ? you also give some suggestions about topics related to health you want me to write. Share this beautiful piece of writing with your loved ones.
Sometimes no matter how bad a day you have gone through .great content helps in re-align our minds.
you will also love to read my BOOK on VITAMINB12