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How I Balance My Family, Job & Daily Stresses

I have a full time job and family responsibilities in addition to being an author.

Doing all of these tasks sometimes makes me very stressed and anxious.  Here are a few techniques I use to take care of my family and career without getting too stressed.

The first thing I do is to set goals for myself when I manage my family and career. Each day, I try to establish some goals for me to accomplish.  When I went to work the other day, I made it a goal to finish my report on time.  At the end of the day, I felt better about myself knowing that I was able to finish my report.  I then went home and made it my goal to clean the house.  Again, I felt good about myself.  When you accomplish these daily goals, you will feel happier, more confident, and less stressed.

I always try tp delegate part of my responsibilities.  If I know I will be coming home late because of my job, I will try to get my family members to take care of some of the tasks.  If I am at work, I will ask a member of my team to help out if I get overwhelmed.  The key is not to try to do everything all at once and work with other people instead of doing everything  yourself.

I always try to do things in terms of their importance.  Let’s say that I have to clean the living room, go to the supermarket, and wash the dishes.  I determined that going to the supermarket is the most important task and should be done first.  When I am done grocery shopping, I then determiine the next important task and do that.  I always try to figure out what needs done right away and do my tasks in order of importance.

I also try to plan ahead when I know I will have a busy week.  Always determine what needs done right away and what can be done later on. Make it a habit to talk to your coworkers and family members to get their input on what needs done.

A lot of people get stressed in dealing with their jobs and families.  If you have trouble talk to a counselor who can give you additional advice on how deal with your anxieties.  The key is do what you can do today and don’t put things off to another day.

Read more posts by Stan Popovich, an author who personally overcame fear and anxiety in his life. Stan is a blogger for JenningsWire.