Every individual should aim at living a balanced life. It is very well said –Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life- learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work everyday same. The concept of balance applies to each aspect of our lives. Life has various different dimensions and each dimension should be kept at a pace. One should not get engrossed in one direction too much and forget the other three directions. If one fails to maintain the balance, life will never be on track and would never offer you eternal happiness and satisfaction.
The number of dimensions for each individual may be different as well, depending on priorities. Taking into account an average man’s routine, he should maintain a balance between major aspects of life namely, health, career, society and family. While balancing career and family should be one’s priority.
Not everyone is successful in realizing that career and family are two things, one should emphasize the most and there exists a fine line between the two. And paying attention to the line and not mixing the two things together is a bigger and a crucial task. In the quest to balance between your life and career, you need to pay attention that you devote a lot of time to yourself and be part of activities which brings you a sense of joy.
We have often read in books and watched movies that there exist career obsessed people, who indulge themselves so much in their professional life that they fail to raise a perfect sound family. Often, the mother quits her job in order to tie the family with golden string of bonds. Here we do not say one should quit his job to pay attention to the family but we are trying to emphasize the fact that how important it is to pay attention to your family.
For balancing career and family life, one should always live in a planned way, one should channelize his schedule in such a way that he can pay equal attention to both the aspects. When a hard working man comes home after a hectic day, he seeks for his family’s care, love and attention to relieve him from all the work stress. When the daughter jumps up into her father’s arms, the father is on cloud 9 and he forgets every tension of life. Thus, being financially rich is not enough but having a family which is rich in emotions and bonds is the best. If you have lots of money but no happy family to spend the same with then what is the value of those printed currency notes? Absolutely nothing.
Working extra on weekends, fetch you extra money and act like a bonus to your bank account. But keeping aside the extra working hours and investing the same time in your family’s life will actually add bonus to your life. Greed is a bad quality. One should always refrain from being greedy. Never aim at increasing the number of digits in the cash in your account but always aim at living a satisfied and a happy life. Thus balance should be your rule of life, once you adopt and practice this rule, you will lead a happy life today and forever.