Managing work and home for a happy and rewarding life

Keeping the Balance

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.  

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Fitness For The New Year

We know how hard it can be to maintain your health. Amidst all the demands of work, family and children, it can be all too easy to forget about your health goals. Postpone this long enough and you find yourself at your doctor’s with some bizarre numbers on your medical tests. 

And then there’s the awfully limiting and completely frustrating idea South Asian families can sometimes have: that a woman after a certain age or life milestone (marriage, children, the age 30, etc) is doomed to “gain some weight here and there!” or accept an unacceptable amount of daily fatigue. This can lead to us ignoring our own health indicators, and taking ourselves and our needs for granted. Also, these notions are completely untrue. Good health leads to happiness and increased productivity. Combine with good rest and you’ve changed your life.

So, start now, start this year. Decide to reserve this year for YOU and smash all your goals! We’ll help you out.

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Detoxing After the Holidays

Whether you are spending it alone or with friends/family, the holidays and end-of-year festivities can create an upheaval in how we eat, sleep, and live. That’s life, and it’s important to create these memories too. But we don’t need to continue with the I-can-do-whatever attitude.

Getting back on track takes a whole lot of commitment if you want to live a balanced lifestyle. It would mean revamping your pantry, mindset, and schedule. Achieving a lifestyle where you are filled with vitality, energy, inspiration, and desire takes strategy, sense of purpose, and getting rid of your limiting beliefs. It means being better than your excuses and recalibrating how you eat, sleep, behave, and navigate the world.

The New Year and new month are a great time to make some long-lasting behavioral shifts … starting with a detox. I am not talking about drinking five glasses of green juice and counting down days when you can start drinking alcohol again. Or, doing a keto diet for three weeks, so you can feast on biryani by the end of the month.

Detoxification includes cleansing your mind, body, and spirit. It also means choosing a lifestyle that will transform your overall wellness, relationships, and productivity.

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