Balancing Family and Home Life
How to start Balancing Your Family and Home Life.
One of my regrets in life is that, while my children were little, I spent too much time working. I justified this by reasoning that someone has to pay the bills.
I do not believe it is possible to go back and fix my past nor do I choose to live in the past. The reason for writing this is to help you in balancing your family and home life.
If my mistakes can become a learning tool for you that is a good thing. Set aside as much time as possible for your family. It would be a good thing to have a family night once a week to schedule activities with the whole family.
Your children will remember and cherish the special time you gave them individually and as a family, as they grow and mature. As they become adults you’ll never hear them say You spent too much time with us as kids.
Making at least one meal a day a family meal where the entire family eats together is a time for them to realize that they are not only individuals but also part of something bigger. They are a family.
Recently, our pastor recounted how he and his family make it a point to get together daily for the evening meal. He also mentioned that he spends individual time with each of his children regularly. Here again this is something that they will remember and cherish as they age.
Part of balancing your home life should include dating your spouse. If you are married with a family, it is important for your spouse to get some alone time with you.
Another part of balancing your family life is the family vacation. Sure your teenagers may act bored but they still enjoy the family vacation. Even if it’s just going to Grandma and Grandpa’s in another state it is a family thing.
Time is the most important thing you can give your family. Throughout your home business career commitment to keeping your family time will be challenged by meetings, events, customer expectations and more. You will have to decide that my family is important!
Sometimes you may have to say “Let me check with my family to see if I can rearrange my schedule to accommodate that?” You are starting to figure out how to build a well balanced life life.
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