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Work-Life Balance

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 in Business, Business Coaching, Motivation, Productivity, Professional Development, Work-life Balance

Work life balance

 

Work-life Balance is Achievable

The results are in and an overwhelming number of working mothers have  said that more time with their families   is far more important to them than money.

Some fifty   percent of mothers expressed  that they would even       take a cut in pay an even turn down a  promotion to have more time for their children. Another forty percent  said that activities such as soccer games, piano lessons, recitals, and parent teacher interaction was far more important to them.

There are a variety of ways to increase family time.

Working mothers…

Flexi-time,  Working  Voluntarily Reduced work Time  Tele-working   Job Share  Career Break    Family Leave ….For the mother working 9-5 these terms may or may not mean that opportunities exist for balance! Research shows that more professionals are demanding work-friendly atmospheres.  In fact, many are transitioning to corporate jobs that are sensitive towards their need to have balance in their lives.

So, what are some simple things that working mothers can do to create boundaries, and, time for family?

Time Management

Everyone has 24 hours each day! Maximize the time spent with your family by responding to family members with care.  In your response to a love one, paraphrase at least one thing that that person said to you during  the conversation. That let’s the person know that you were paying attention.

Set Priorities

As a family, establish which values you consider high priority, i.e., faith, family meals, time together whether a movie at home or mini-vacation, and up keep of the home.  Set goals that are doable, and, prioritize  family-related ones.  Realize that being everything to everyone is impossible! Be honest with yourself and others about your  availability. M

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Working Dads Want Balance Too

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Families, Family, Fatherhood, Health, Parenting, Work-life Balance, Working Dads

Working Dads and Balance

Working Dads Want Balance Too

Oftentimes, working environments are not open to men putting family first. There are things we all can do to help gradually transform our work environment societies with the goal that fathers can feel more secure in talking about, tending to and notwithstanding pleasing family requests at work. In the event that you have the security and fearlessness to do as such, we require you to be a good example. There’s no preferred time over National Work and Family Month to begin. Here’s the manner by which.

When work associates go to a male worker’s office and see several family photos, it should be an indication that it is fine for men to talk about family in the workplace.

For men, discussions about family while at work is often times related to supporting men who ask for adaptability mainly with a workplace related situation, and to adjust work and family basically through casual courses of action or exploring other options.

These may be great techniques for the person, however they do nothing to help coworkers, particularly kindred fathers who have many of the same concerns and responsibilities. On the off chance that our era of occupied, included fathers don’t begin getting change going through our noticeable activities, organization societies will stay unchallenged. In the event that no courageous working fathers make obvious moves to adjust work and family, our kindred fathers will keep on feeling as though they need to battle alone, with nobody to bolster them.

Along these lines, on the off chance that you have the security, adaptability, strength and slant (I perceive some may have more capacity to do this at work than others), here are two things we can do in our work environments to make it less demanding for fathers to examine and address their work-family challenges.

1. Discuss your family and inquire with fellow fathers regarding theirs

2. Take advantage of workplace flexibility while ensuring that fellow fathers notice you doing so

Oftentimes, men don’t talk about family issues as promptly as women do, particularly in the work environment. As often as opportunities present themselves, take advantage of your ability to change this trend if it’s occurring in your work environment. Here are a few things we can do:

Upsize the photos of your family on your office desk. Doing so makes an important statement to coworkers and others who visit you there.

During breaks, talk with other men about something fun you did with your children recently.

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Ways to Increase Productivity

Posted on Aug 5, 2008 in Blog, Business, Business Coaching, Productivity, Professional Development, Success, Work-life Balance

Productivity

Many people use the terms productivity and multitasking synonmously; however, they are quite different terms. Technology feeds into the delusion that the more devices you can manipulate, the more you’ll get done! The truth of the matter is that you’re simply being diverted. Fully concentrating on one task at a time is vital to efficiency.

Diversions like writings from workers or “dire” messages from customers are tedious all naturally. Be that as it may, did you realize that it takes up to 28 minutes for your mind to refocus in the wake of being intruded? Amazing! A two-moment intrusion can prompt a full half-hour gone down the channel. Eight little diversions and a large portion of your day is shot.

These 5 stages can send your profitability levels through the rooftop, and none of them include multitasking – or email.

1. Set your bar for to-do’s and outcomes

It’s anything but difficult to float off into online networking, get stuck wiping out your inbox and even be attracted to careless PC diversions. This is most normal when you are vague or unverifiable about your next steps.

Overhaul your errand list all the time and dole out every thing a couple of certain, noteworthy steps prompting finishing. With this effective weapon close by you won’t need to settle on any choices about your next steps. This alone will support your efficiency exponentially.

2. Establish your bar for interactions with others

In the event that you make a culture that says you are always available, you are requesting inconvenience. We show others how to treat us. On the off chance that your workers, customers, relatives and companions get a good reaction from you every time they intrude on, they will keep on taking your time and consideration. You and your business merit better.

Make particular times for your open entryway approach and stick to it. Proceed, have those troublesome exchanges with the individuals throughout your life – acting naturally utilized doesn’t mean you have relaxation time staring you in the face seven days a week.
3. Be mindful.

Multitasking is just a lingering procedure. When you are indeterminate about your heading or miserable about needing to tackle your next errand, an interference feels like a help. You may let yourself know that a customer needs an answer immediately or that you’ll baffle a worker in case you’re not accessible quickly, but rather you know it’s not genuine. In the event that you are always bouncing starting with one thing then onto the next without consummation you are abstaining from something. Ask yourself for what reason. When you have your answers you can make important move to do and finish more.

4. Use discretion with reminders

In case you’re completing a task on your laptop, close any windows you needn’t bother with. For example, online networking notices, and email aren’t necessary at this important time. There are not very many things that can hardly wait an hour or two. It feels great to be an asset to others, yet it feels better to be effective.

5. Utilize a clock.

Your mind can concentrate deeply on one thing for up to two hours on end. Envision what you could accomplish in two continuous hours! A significant number of my customers say that once they apply these profitability rules they achieve more in a solitary morning than they already did in a whole week. Set a dated clock for one hour and get the opportunity to work. At that point, set it for five minutes and enjoy a reprieve; extend your legs, change your surroundings. Bring the clock with you so you don’t stray or get stuck in a superfluous discussion. The clock rules!

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