Modern life is a juggling act. Women in particular
have many balls in the air: mother, wife, worker, caretaker, and my least
favorite carpooler. When you consider that 70 percent
of women with children under the age of eighteen are in the work force it's clear that the day-to-day routines of numerous women involve
managing multiple demands.
While women often make the juggling act look
effortless, being "on" in so many important roles can be exhausting at best and
overwhelming at worst. When a woman's demands exceed her capacity for managing
them, imbalance sets in, often with far more serious repercussions than a few dropped
Negative consequences of too much stress, too little
balance can include:
In past posts such as Stress Less: Keeping
Work Worries in Check we offer tips
for coping with the demands of work ranging from better time-management
practices to delegating. For out-of-the-box ideas on managing work stress spend
time with Zen Habits useful tips in 11 Creative Ways to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic. Finally, the Business and
Professional Women's Foundation
pursuing policy remedies to address the problem of work-life balance for
working women. Visit their web site for initiatives and resources to
help working women balance their many competing needs.
How do you
balance work and family obligations? What would make balancing your competing
obligations easier? Share your thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders
Community's Facebook and Twitter pages.
by Candie Harris
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