We can take a look around us right now and instantly see what matters most in life as we wake up this morning knowing how many people perished in a massive tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma.
We will also wake up today and go to work knowing times have changed drastically in the last 30 years or so to the point where we have been working ourselves to death. Still, many of us crave finding balance in life so we can focus on ourselves and our families but we haven’t the slightest idea of how to accomplish this.
We simply have so many responsibilities in our work lives so we continue to struggle immensely as we try to perform work to the best of our abilities while trying to prioritize our family life.
The challenges for women today when it comes to managing work life balance are especially difficult as they juggle work with raising kids like never before. Most of these women are employed because they choose to or they have no other choice whether they are married or single. Regardless, they are in it to win it!
For the last few decades, we have struggled to balance work with home life and will continue to do so unless we make a change. The million dollar question is; how do we do it?
There are plenty of stories about how company executives have reached the pinnacle of success while sacrificing their marriages and breaking up their families in the process, and for what?
On the flip side, many others are struggling with mediocre performance at work so they can spend more quality time with their families or for those who are single, to simply enjoy their life away from work. They wake up every day wondering what they are doing working in a company that doesn’t appreciate them and wants to drive them into the ground. They worry about being fired over job performance issues when they actually have their priorities straight!
It seems you can’t win either way!
There is no getting around the fact that work is very important in our lives. Most of us feel a great deal of satisfaction with our accomplishments and recognition from our superiors. Some who run their own companies are in a good place because they have assembled great teams to help them reach company goals with minimal supervision, too. A select few lucky people have managed to earn a great living while having little or no problems balancing their home lives with their personal lives.
So, Where Do We Go From Here?
We can challenge ourselves to improve in the areas of time management, making a living, handling our finances, and family life.
These all go together and are intertwined in our quest to be living a life that matters. The goal is to get them all working seamlessly together sot he result can be happiness.
What matters most in life differs from person to person but we all have one thing in common. We want to enjoy life to its fullest, don’t we?
Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what we have done in our lives and what we have yet to do to get us where we ultimately want to go.