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How is your work life balance?

Monday, 20 March 2017  | 

 

 

Since starting working full time my life has changed completely. I'm hardly ever at home and even though I'm glad to be working I'm struggling to be able to do things that I actually enjoy. Is their such a thing as a work/life balance?

Every family have their own thing going on whether it's working full time or looking after the kids. Some of us are in the same boat as each other, trying to provide for the family yet not being able to enjoy life. As a SAHM I spent most days stuck inside with my son and it wasn't healthy, I needed to be back in work and my son really needed to be back in nursery. So I went back to work and everything has been a blur to be honest. The days are flying by and i hardly have time to do something that I enjoy, like writing for my blog, watching a film or going to the gym.

My job also requires me to work late in the evening so by the time I get home, my son is already in bed. So sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on being a mum because the bedtime routine is so important. Can us women/mothers have it all? Can we have a career or job and still be a great parent??? Yes I think we can.

We all have different motivations when it comes to earning money, I simply do the job I have to do to pay the bills and put my son in nursery. Does the spare time I have ever turn into anything other than cleaning or cooking? Definitely not. But on the grand scheme of things having a work/life balance isn't always that important is it? Even though life is hectic at the moment, I’m really enjoying work and it makes me happy that my son enjoys nursery and is around other children. For the first time in a long time, my husband and I were able to spend time together child free. So maybe this full-time job malarkey is working out pretty well.
Do you work full time and feel it’s tough to find a work/life balance?

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