Almost everybody understands the challenges of balancing their work and home life. Especially after getting married and having children. Even if you are single, life can be busy…busy…busy.
Work is always taking time away from your home life. And vice versa.
Here are my five tips for you to help with balancing your work and home life.
1. Create a Schedule and Stick to It
By creating a schedule to balance work and home you quickly figure out your priorities. Schedule your work time and your home time. Keep yourself as organized as you can. Organize and list what you need to do. Then do it. You will find the more organized you become, the happier you are.
My computer calendar is my best friend for keeping my schedule updated. I also use a daily journal. It helps me remember what is coming up. Here is my go to journal.
2. Share Responsibilities with Others.
Many times there is an imbalance in who handles more of the responsibilities at home than the other. If you learn to share the responsibilities evenly you both will have more time. Make sure to start early with your older children to help you balance home and work.
3. Leave Work at Work, Don’t Bring it Home
Trying to balance work and home is hard if you bring your work home with you. You must make a clean break between work and home. It is so important to your family and you.
4. Dedicate Days Off to Home Activities
Always keep your weekends and days off devoted to home stuff. When you have a clean definition of work days and home days it makes the balance easier.
5. Write a Plan
Always make a plan. This is the best way to balance home and work. The best thing to do is sit down and make a list. Take a few moments and write down, in a list, your daily routine. What time do you get out of bed? Then step-by-step continue to list what you do throughout the day.