While growing up, there were a few pearls of wisdom our parents shared with us – particularly our mums. “No pudding unless you finish your dinner”; “Don’t sit that close to the TV, you’ll get square eyes”; “Carrots make you see in the dark”; “Do as I say, not as I do”.
Have you ever been so bored at work that you ended up making a tree structure out of bulldog clips? Or rediscovered the joys of doodling on MS Paint?
Being a parent is a fulltime role and most would agree that it can be really challenging at times. While the journey of parenthood has its share of ups and downs, it is also one of the most rewarding and important roles that we get to essay in our lifetime. Once we become parents, all other roles and responsibilities tend to take a back seat, even that of being a “parent” to our own business or career.
Fathers increasingly see themselves as actively involved in childcare, and will make career sacrifices accordingly… Fathers are more likely (47 per cent) to want to downshift into a less stressful job and 38 per cent would be willing to take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance. – The Modern Families Index.
Do you feel tired after work? Or are you always full of beans? Whether you’re working in an office or from home, work can be stressful and we all respond to that stress in an idiosyncratic way. However, we often hear people saying “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”. But the truth is, that’s what work, combined with a poor diet, can do to you.