Work is essential for you to be purposeful. The salary you earn will ensure that you are able to clear the bills and lead a comfortable life. But that is not the end of all. It is also one that will help you to fulfill your ambitions and learn new skills. At times your workplace could be an excellent source of friends and a place that helps you develop a feeling of self-esteem and a sense of worthiness. That is why quite often and in case of most people work becomes a priority than anything else. Work and relationship both in the workplace and at home have to be given their due amount of weight. This is what is termed work-life balance and is a topic that is evincing much interest especially with people having to spend long hours at work and commuting to and back from work and both the partners handling high-pressure jobs.
Balancing work and relationship
When we think of Work and relationship the term relationship may encompass both relationship with colleagues as you will be forced to spend a lot of time only with them at your workplace and how you maintain the relationship with your loved ones despite long working hours, technological advancements that can well make their way into your homes in such a way that your house becomes a mini office etc. tough maintaining good relationship with co-workers is very important, maintaining a great relationship with your loved ones is even more important because they are going to be the steady and lasting relationships, well after you leave an employment.
Tips to maintain a relationship
Work and relationship can be managed better by
Prioritising your life
You may get caught in the fast-paced life that you might not get a chance to stop and ask yourself What is really important for you. A study has shown that when people who were at the end of their lives. The answer that most of them recorded was that they could have spent more time with their loved ones and at the same time have also recorded that they wished that they had not been too preoccupied with money and work when they were young. There were none who felt that they had spent long hours at work or owned a big car. Therefore, it is important for you to stop amidst the fast happening and decide on your priorities.
Even when you work with commitment, dedication,and concentration, it is important for you to take breaks from time to time as well as a part of the day in which you are completely off-work. It will do you a lot of good to perform well in your job and to sustain the energy. Work and relationship are directly and indirectly inclusive because a troubled relationship can be distracting at work while nurturing a good relationship will develop a bond between you which will keep you motivated and help you sustain pressure when you have to work hard.
Make your partner feel included
There are a lot of stressful situations that may crop up at work. if you are going to keep them to yourself intending not to worry your spouse, you are actually doing no good. Intimacy increases with sharing and including your partner to work by discussing the project, development,and dilemmas at work will make them more understanding and help them sense the right reason for your behavior rather than concluding that you are unhappy with them when you react adversely due to stress.
Work and relationship would be easy to manage if you use the social networking to good use. Though you have to stay in your office for the fixed hours, you can always sneak a few minutes to send a private message to stay connected and assure your partner that you care for her/him as the case may be. But, it is also important to ensure that it does not take long hours and keeps you working extra time at the end of the day to complete the work.
You can consider yourself successful only if you balance Work and relationship. While you work towards your goal, it is also important to assess your goals from time to time and get your partner too involved to travel together towards the goal.