Balancing career and family Balancing career and family can be very difficult. When you're a woman, however, the choices you make seem especially difficult and the responsibilities all the more astonishing. For some reason, women are guilty of their career choices and the choices they make on the job while trying to raise their children, providing nutritious meals for their family, keeping a respectable house and keeping their husbands happy. Last on the list, of course, is finding time for themselves. So how does a woman find time to feel really happy with her daily activities while keeping with all the responsibility? First, the time to smell the roses! Literally, you take the time to smell the roses, but you can actually do this without flowers in sight. Every day, trying to look around and appreciate what you have, when he plays the laughter of children, the tail wagging the dog, a special look to your husband, you know a funny joke. Sometimes the information you have on your plate seems overwhelming, but a little perspective goes a long way. It can be cliché phrases and very tired, but it really works. People have a tendency to disappear in a commonplace, everyday activities and not really living life. For example, the next time you are worried about your child's exercise, right play at the Little Gym, Little Gym and head out to give your son or daughter to drive. Attach a small jogging stroller or if it is large enough, ask them to put their sneakers with a mother and head outside! When outdoors, you can literally stop the scent of roses. A few minutes a day of miracles, gratitude, and your soul will automatically make your life feel more balanced. In the same spirit, try to give some "me" time once a week. Once a week may not seem like much, but if you soak and enjoy your stay, will highlight the rest of the hectic days melt. Take a block of time on Saturday or Sunday - 2 hours, maybe - and mark this time in your calendar in pen, not pencil. Maintain a standing appointment with yourself and honor as you would any other. Think you're too busy on a weekend to do this? You will feel much more productive than the rest of the weekend allowed this little review’s; instead of trying to squeeze some time in a random Tuesday or other weekday. For this special occasion, you can book a massage or facial at the spa favorite. Take a couple of hours to go window shopping your favorite stores, either alone or with a friend. Enjoy a matinee with a couple of friends. If your husband is ready to fly solo on Saturday night, you can even book a girl’s night from time to time and really wild! While the budget does not allow these activities once a week, you can lock in a bath of a good book, a Jacuzzi and a glass of wine and feel good that the time alone - you deserve a little! Probably the most obvious way to balance career and family is to incorporate the family into what would otherwise be "work". If you have a short drive to work, for example, may not be able to drive your children to school every morning, instead of the bus. Alternatively, you could be a coffee morning at the bus stop with them and spend a few minutes to talk their day and what are they going to learn in school when you can sip a cup of Joe and breathe in the morning without mentally preparing for the your day. If you normally exercise in the morning and leave home early, spend your practice time for lunch and leave work to go to the gym, eat at your desk when you return. Want more time with your family every day and take a break from your healthy stack of papers to boot. You may need a little creative with your schedule, but there are certainly ways to promote work-life balance. Sometimes, a few minutes every day or once a week block of time can go a long way to help restore peace of mind and help you feel less overwhelmed.