There is no mantra for balancing family along with your career. Every family is unique and circumstances are different. Often people are unable to balance their career and family life.
Here are some of my advices that may help you have better professional as well as family life:
Get Support If Needed
There is no shame in asking for help. Always appreciate people when they are trying to help you. The best way to solve your issues and differences is to sit down and talk to each other. Improve your interaction with your family.
If needed ask your friends, colleagues or sibling for their support. Individuals with experience can advise you and help in planning things. Always have a backup plan for every situation.
Live a Guilt-Free Life
Living with Guilt can be fatal your health. It traps you in the past and prevents you from living in the moment. So share your insecurities with the right person and let go of the guilt.
Don’t Chase Perfection
It is important to understand that nothing is perfect in life. So, stop being a perfectionist. Make compromises that do not affect yourself, family and your career.
Have Some “ME” Time
Pamper yourself, find time to do things that give you pleasure like reading, workout, playing video games, dancing, yoga etc. Try to cherish the smallest occasions in your life.
Improve your management skills
I believe in working smarter than working harder. Organise work and family schedule separately. Try not to mix them with each other.
Always Be Optimistic
Do not get disappointed when things don’t go your way. Remember managing children is difficult. Their behavior change every second. Many are unable to cope so they ignore their family, some even give up their career. Make sure to maintain the balance.
Family Time is Crucial
Take regular breaks and spend some time with your family, Go on an outing, plan a date with your wife or just watch a movie with your family. These things can help in bringing a family closer.
These are some of the points that has helped me in life as a father, husband, professional and human. I hope they help you too.