Balance: work vs family

Nowadays, women have been able to climb to pretty important positions in big companies. Each day, more and more women work and have a family. How do they do it?

Truth is, dedicating full-time attention to both is impossible. If you add up some family time, you automatically subtract time to your job or professional career. Same thing happens if we turn things around. However, with your partner’s help, you might find it easier to share some quality time, even if it’s not full-time. People need their partner’s support in order to have both a family and a career. Couples that have a plan and decide to share roles equally have a higher possibility to be successful at work.

On the other hand, some women set aside their careers or the formation of a family. Why does this happen? A lot of women feel pressure to become full-time moms. It’s been widely discussed how important it is to invest time in your children. It has been found, though, that quality is more important than quantity. If you’ve always wanted to have a career, go for it. If you decide not to, the frustration of having to give up something you want could take a toll on your relationship with your children. This is why trying to seek quality time is better than spending the whole 24 hours with them. What’s important is that you’re happy so you can convey happiness to your children when you spend time with them.

Remember to find balance. You can have both a career and a family, as long as you find your support system on family or on your partner. Don’t forget to spend quality time with your children!

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