3 Tips To A Better Work/Life Balance

Balancing the responsibilities of work and home life can be very overwhelming; especially with most PTO meetings rivaling boardroom meetings. Sometimes it seems totally impossible as a parent to take care of the house, nurture the kids, and put in the necessary time at work to support the other two.  Here are some great time management tips that you can use to keep up with your household duties and make room for other priorities:

Tip #1 – Look for Easy Recipes – Cooking can take up a lot of time. Start looking for easy recipes to help you make the best use of your time. Look for those that include only a few ingredients and that only require about 30 minutes for you to prepare. You can cook healthily without having to spend huge amounts of time in the kitchen. Each edition of the ZenBox newsletter will feature a different recipe that you can add to your quick-meal repertoire.

Tip #2 – Spend 15 Minutes Picking Up – Just take 15 minutes out of your day to pick up throughout the house. Pick up clutter, deal with a load of laundry, or clean up the kitchen. In just 15 minutes, you can accomplish a lot.  And each 15 minute segment you can spend on this during the week, that is 15 minutes less you have to worry about on the weekend.

Tip #3 – Try to Find a Routine – Many parents find that having a routine can be very helpful when they are trying to keep up with their home. Figure out days to do laundry, days for shopping, and days to clean other areas of the home. This way you know when you need to get something done.

Keeping your sanity being a parent and professional at the same time is a lot easier when you use proper time management. Of course, don’t allow yourself to get stressed out if you miss something. There is always tomorrow. Do your best to use these simple tips, and keeping up with your home will be a lot easier.

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