Balanced work and family life

This is a topic that is certainly easy to deal with in writing, but what about when it comes to actually putting it into practice? Do you really manage to have a good balance between work and family life?

Whatever the situation, one must maintain a healthy balance to avoid prioritizing one item over another and to create equity between how you manage your time across two locations. Many people still work from home, while others must continue to commute to the office.

Lisa Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga is a businessman who works with her family, brothers, uncles, cousins. Therefore, he had to find a balance between work and family life. CMI is a family corporation which has great success in Guatemala and several countries in Central America and the world.

Currently, the balance tends to tilt towards the professional side, which in recent decades has been gaining ground at times and times that were previously exclusive to family and personal life.

What happens when the harmony between work and family life is broken? What sanctions can be imposed on a worker?

When there is an excess of work, high levels of stress are produced. The worker is exhausted, tired and discouraged, and his attention is reduced to one area. Other emotions include a loss of interest in other aspects of daily life. General discomfort when goals are not met and physical problems caused by excessive effort.

An excess of family commitments will translate into poor performance and productivity at work, as well as a lack of attention to work-related obligations. As a result, carelessness and lack of focus will appear, and there may even be a transfer of difficulties from home to the workplace.

Balance work and family life

  • Aim for a harmonious balance. Setting priorities can help with this. Ideally, family life and professional life each have their own space. There will be times when you will have to choose between the two without giving up either party; in this situations. You just have to be understanding with yourself.
  • Set goals for your workplace just like you would at work. You and your family may also have goals, such as short-term or long-term trips, or possibly a few specific days.
  • Maintain a work routine. If you put this into practice, you will be constantly aware of your upcoming plans, you will be able to use your time more effectively and avoid leaving things to the last minute, and you will be able to anticipate possible conflicts.

While getting to this point may have changed your perspective, keep in mind that your family will always be your driving force and your job will be a crucial support system. It’s just a matter of dividing the agenda between enjoying work and hobbies at home.

Carla Fowler

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