All working parents struggle with work/life balance issues and there is no perfect solution. It is a continuing process of give and take and figuring out what works for you and your family at any given time in your lives. I always find it helpful to hear what others have to say about it. Kara Heissman writing for Lifehack notes what all of us know–the conflict between work and family is a common source of stress. She offers the following insights that helped her:
- I made the decision to find balance.
- I involved people I trust in the process.
- I established limits and boundaries between family and work.
- I accepted that imbalance is sometimes unavoidable.
In her blog she admits there is not one size fits all solution. I think we can all agree with her.