How to Find Balance Between Life and Work

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In today's society we are always on the go, especially us women and mothers. We are busy taking care of kids, significant others, elderly parents as well as our professional lives which can include education, business, and careers. So how do we find a balance between our life and work? For one it is important to not over extend ourselves, by overextending we can cause our bodies to wear out and our mental and spiritual states can become drained leaving us feeling emotionally exhausted. Some of the things that we can do in order to find a balance is to set priorities. This allows us to establish a sort of business plan for our lives by mapping out the aspects of our lives and establishing an order of importance. By doing this we are better equipped to choose and make decisions as to which projects to pursue, how to advance in our careers, and most importantly how to create and maintain family time. Another thing that we can do is use the word "NO" more. You can't be everything to all people so there may come a time where you have to realize that it is not in your best interest to accept or say yes to everything that comes along. Additionally, it is important to learn how to separate life from work. This can be achieved by setting guidelines for your business, creating your work or office space, making your family aware of your work and non work hours especially if you work from home or run a business at home, and not scheduling work or business functions around your family time. And for us women, it is important to find the time to schedule our break time or "me time", where we can step away to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate, so that we can maintain our sanity as well as our mental and spiritual wellbeing. So there are several ways in which we can find a balance between our life and work and by putting these practices to work we put ourselves in a better position to succeed as well as enhance our personal and professional lives.
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