Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. - Dolly Parton
It is often said that the key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Many a time in life, it is quite common that work and professional goals take precedence over everything else that it leaves little or no time for one to spend with family and friends. Overwhelmed with work pressure, individuals hardly have the time or the inclination to pursue what they really love and enjoy. Given that stress is a given in today’s fast paced and hectic lifestyle, it is imperative that we give equal importance to ourselves and our well-being than just focusing on work. Thus creating a balance becomes imperative for a well-rounded life.
Indra Nooyi, former chairperson and chief executive officer of PepsiCo once famously said "No matter who we are, or what we do, nobody can take our place in our families." She also narrated how her mother asked her to leave "the crown" of being the President in the garage the moment she came home for here she was first a wife and a mother.
Well, while this is the universal truth, the year 2021 has been our greatest teacher. The importance of family life and making time for things and people we love could hardly be over emphasized. So, why not we make a resolution to work towards having a balance in our personal and professional lives and put family first in 2022? Well, here are some simple tips you can follow.