It probably takes being a superhero to be successful at both career and personal life. If you’re a successful career person but without much personal life or a happy person without much of a career, you are halfway there. But you want both, right?
Everyone knows how hard it is to achieve a balance between life and profession. Some just go without the other and some spend their lives trying to reach the balance but with no success. What does it take to be both good at career and personal life?
Be flexible. It’s a very good thing to be very good at one thing, for example, your work. You beat all deadlines, you exceed your boss’ expectations, and you just shine at every meeting. But at the end of the day you have to focus on another aspect. And that’s being a family member. Remember that aside from work, you have other responsibilities. This is why you have to be flexible. You have to be able to take the shift from making the best sales reports, to making the best spaghetti for the kids.
To make sure that you never lose the balance between life and career, spend a significant amount of time with your family. Go on short family vacations every month or take your whole family out every weekend and spend lazy afternoons in the park just talking to each other. Your work demands you to be on the office everyday, and so there is a need to impose family time despite a very busy week.