It feels like an endless cycle sometimes, doesn’t it?
You wake up at the crack of dawn, rush through your morning and scramble to drop the baby off with child care. You hop into an insanely long commute only to spend at least eight hours at work. While at work, you lug your pump and bottles and hope no one notices the pump sessions you’ve penciled into your schedule.
You’re back on the long commute and come home to chores that can’t seem to go away: cooking, cleaning, and child care duties. You play and read with the baby before it’s time to rock him to sleep for the next hour and crash for the night yourself. You wake up several times in the evening to put the baby back to sleep, and before you know it, your alarm is beeping, signaling yet another day to do this all over again.
And you wonder, “Is this how my life is now?”
No one wants to feel like they’re stuck in an endless cycle of no sleep and lots of stress, yet somehow you can’t seem to escape this loop. But you don’t have to feel stressed all the time. There’s a way to get out of this mess and attain a semblance of work life balance:
Your turn: How do you balance work and home? What are your biggest obstacles to attaining balance? What tips get you through the day? Let us know in the comments!
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