Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keeping up with Work and Family

My life is pretty normal. My husband and I both have full time jobs and our son is almost 3 years old. So as you can imagine its pretty none stop. Dishes always need to be done, along with laundry. There is always somewhere to go and a person to visit or errand to run. I am pretty sure my husband sets a reminder on his iPhone for everything.

My job is very important to me. I love to work. I need to work. When I was home for my maternity leave I thought I was going to go stir crazy! I have to get out of the house and do a job. Child rearing is not that job though! LOL My current occupation has me at a small business. I really like it and hope to stay here for a long long time. My title is Logistics Manager. Basically I move shit. Shipping is fun, I really enjoy it. I have also begun to learn more about government compliance and regulations.
I have been spending more and more time thinking about work and actually working. It takes away from home life now and again. This gets me thinking, how do people balance this? I think the answer is no one really does! We all just struggle to make everyone happy while trying to make ourselves happy along the way.

I decided to come up with some ideas to help me put the phone down and connect with the family.

      Step 1: Put the phone down. Its that easy. Yes you might miss a call. But 20 years ago that call would have been missed and guess what? The world  continued.
      Step 2: Set aside work time so you can get all of it done and no one suffers! By spending quality time with my family in the evening it allows me a good hour or two at night to work if need be.
      Step 3: I make sure my work respects my family time. It is nice working for a small business. They respect God and family, so its easy when important things come up. Even if you don't work for a small business, its still important to make sure your employer understands how important family time is.

 I'm not saying these tips are amazing, but they are helpful to me! Leave a comment below about how you make time for your family. I know I'm not alone out there... God I hope not...