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Balancing Work and Family | Practical Tips for Working Parents

21 Feb 2024 - Uncategorised

Juggling being a parent and working can be tough. It’s a constant balancing act between work, family, and personal time. We’re sharing five tips to make working parents’ lives easier.  

  1. Get rid of the guilt. Easier said than done but there is a way, we promise. Start by remembering that what you're doing is for your family and stop comparing yourself to others. Do what works for you. 
  2. Set family and individual priorities. Focus on your most important tasks, think about what's a want and what's a need and let go of perfectionism. The more you practice letting the unimportant things go the easier it will get.
  3. Invest in things that make your life easier. Whether that's a slow cooker for delicious and easy meals or ordering your groceries for click and collect or delivery. Anything you can do to make your day easier is a win.
  4. Incorporate a family calendar. There are tons of apps and websites that will allow you to combine your calendar with your family members. A shared digital calendar makes viewing and updating on the go a breeze and allows everyone to contribute to the family's schedule.
  5. Prioritise your self-care. It's often the first thing to go when we're busy and overwhelmed but it's also essential to maintaining some sense of self. Perhaps that's scheduling exercise time, going for a family walk after dinner, or carving out time for a pamper session at home. Take care of yourself as much as you take care of others. 

Being a working parent comes with a unique set of challenges but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Implementing the tips in this article will allow working parents to reclaim their time, reduce stress and create a better balance at work and at home.  


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