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Work life balance
Balancing work life and family life while working from home during the pandemic has been a challenge for many. On one hand, work responsibilities demanded more effort, on the other hand, the personal/family responsibilities needed more time and energy. Many employed individuals could have experienced work-family conflict while working from home.
Working Women – Challenges of Work and Life
Women whose roles traditionally were well-defined and fixed in the society have undergone a sea change. Today, women have made a mark in fields that were unknown to her earlier. Women over the past few decades are receiving higher education which has resulted in significant improvements in their economic status at par with men.
Today, increasing number of women are working and sharing the financial responsibilities of their family. However, being a professional woman, she is playing multiple roles in her life – ‘daughter’, ‘wife’, housewife ’and ‘mother’. Often, the significant demands of family life has been responsible for a smaller number of women in the top levels of organizations.
What Are the Pros and Cons to a Work-Life Balance?
Women have always faced challenges in the workplace, and the advent of the work from home setup simply throws you a new set to overcome. Being aware of the different pros and cons of WFH can help you find the best solution and adapt accordingly to the new normal.
WFH puts women in a different interesting position. Ideally, as women working from home, they have more flexibility with their time and previous biases on women in the workplace are greatly reduced in effect.
- Reduced bias on Appearance
- Equal Communication
- Personal freedom
- Flexible Schedule
- Less opportunities for Networking
- Issues on Mental health
- Priority Conflicts
- Work-life balance disruption
Tips for Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance
First, you need to work on organizing your day. Prioritize your daily tasks, but don’t get so absorbed that you run out of time for others. If you’ve spent hours working on a report and it’s not going well, move on. Try to get the most important items done first and come back to those you struggled with during the time that remains.
Second, plan breaks during your day. Walking away from your desk or office helps you clear your head. Often, if you return refreshed and ready to get back to work, you’ll be more productive. It’s also better for your health if you’re getting up and walking around every hour.
Third, don’t bring work on your vacation. Make sure your vacation is all about unwinding. If you absolutely must bring some work, limit the amount. Set a goal that you’ll only work until 10 a.m. and keep that promise to yourself. Spend the rest of the day sightseeing, lounging on a beach, or exploring the area’s culinary delights.
Women – Pillar of the society
The basic unit of society is a woman. As woman makes a family, family makes a home and homes make a society. So, we should never underestimate the contributions of women. We all know that without education, no development is possible. Here we have forgotten that the first and best school of a child is her mother’s lap.
A good healthy society doesn’t automatically emerge on its own and stand firm. It requires the strong hand of women. From the very beginning, it is a woman who teaches you. Women are major contributors in building up a strong society.