Remembering That You’re Still In Charge Of Your Time Can Make Your Day Go By Smoother.
When it comes to balancing work and personal life, it often seems as though there are not enough hours in the day. Many people it seems work long hours at one job, or split time between more than one job just to make ends meet, and this can interfere with quality time for the family.
The trick is to remember that you are in control of how you spend your time. If you are working long hours and/or at multiple jobs, when you would like to spend more time with your family, ask yourself what is really most important to you – making more money or spending quality time with your family, and then adjust your behavior accordingly.
If you really need the money, and your employer is offering time-and-a-half holiday pay, and it does not create too many problems with your family, you can choose to work this time slot. You can work with a smile on your face knowing you are helping to support your family, and they will be ok with your decision.
Many jobs nowadays require that their employees come into the office every other Saturday. If you do not wish to spend your weekends that way, and would prefer to spend more time with your family, then make the choice to negotiate with management to not come in on the weekends, or worst come to worst, find another job that does not require weekend work. The choice is yours to stay or leave.
We all have 24 hours a day to spend however we want, so why not prioritize your time and make sure to spend it doing whatever brings you the most happiness. And never, ever forget who is really the boss of your time…you.