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.
Holidays mean different things to different people – to some it may mean travel, catching up with friends, movies and late nights or simply unwinding and relaxing at home with the family. To me, as a work from home mum, school holidays pose a unique challenge which requires me to don new hats to ensure that I can maintain the delicate balance between happy kids and great productivity.