Women are Happy in the Workplaces Now!
WOMEN ARE HAPPY IN THE WORKPLACES NOW !
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A news article can include accounts of eyewitnesses to the happening event. It can contain photographs. Today with evolution of technologies and gadgets like microwaves, washing machines, mixers, juicers etc. life has become easier and women can afford to have sometime for themselves.
Women are realizing importance of being happy and are now more independent, confident, innovative and aware. Even as homemaker, I see many women taking care of their fitness (gym, Zumba) and hobbies such as singing, painting, dancing etc.
Basically, taking time for themselves to ensure their well -being and happiness. With changing times, work places have also become more inclusive now and help women continue with work post their maternity breaks etc. by providing work from home or flexi options. Thus, making women careers more fulfilling & satisfying. They are able attain a perfect work life balance and enjoy their motherhood/womanhood along with work. Corporates have a big role in ensuring that women can continue work even through many changes that happen in their lives. Conductive policies, a mindset and culture that supports men and women equally, are key. I am blessed to work for such an organization who not only supports employees to attain work life balance, it also
encourages to take care of our health/wellness by having yoga/ergonomics sessions etc. at office.
For those women readers who are still in dilemma to work or not to work, my suggestion after 12+ years of corporate job would be to understand the deep desire within and where your actual happiness lies. I have seen women who are brilliant as home makers and have seen equally happy women leaders. Thus, the choice is on us of what we want to do, why and when. Like earlier times it’s not necessary to step out of home and work. I have seen women coming out of their comfort zone and explore new options. While technology is important, social media can help develop your hobbies or any small-scale business. You can learn to-dos and how-tos on Internet or Youtube. They can help taking your art to the next level. They also make it easy to get connected to everybody. E.g. – as a baker, one can start selling cookies and cakes from home itself. One can also do trading from home with the help of technology. After children grow up, one may become frustrated, as there is no purpose that’s fulfilling and makes you happy. That’s why one should pursue a hobby, even if it’s just singing at home! Women aren’t machines neither are they mechanical. They can start a small business or give tuitions at home. I believe every single human is blessed with a certain skill set. Use it to your full potential so that you feel happy.
I was campus placed in 2006 after completing my engineering, after two years I got married and eventually was blessed with two adorable boys.
In usual scenario, women quit their jobs after children moreover when they don’t have any family support. I took maternity break but continued staying updated with technology as well as exploring options to continue personally and professionally.
Since, there were nobody elderly staying with us, the best option was to send child to the day-care. The thought was little painful as I never went to day care and had obvious apprehensions about it. But soon looking at my child’s development and independent behavior, all my inhibitions were gone. Of course, there were challenging days when I had to send my children to day care with medicines while I had some important meeting to attend. I was a strong mother, may be these experiences made me stronger.
I was determined to continue to work however, I took a less challenging role at the office so that I had enough energy to play with my children once am back from office. I believed in quality time that quantity, I played with them, enjoyed my motherhood and narrated them stories and importance of being kind and compassionate.
Time passed and they grew little older, making me proud in whichever way they could, I saw them beaming with confidence and delivering their best, the virtue I had inherited from my parents, I saw the same in them.
Apart from day-care facilities, flexible options at workplace and my strong will power to conquer the world amidst all odds, my strongest pillar of strength till date continues
to be my husband Tushar Sahlot.
I proudly mention that till date he is the one who gets
up every night to attend children (like earlier they wanted milk bottle or changing diapers etc.). An extremely doting father and supportive husband; he stands by me and encourages me to realize my dreams.
In today’s world, while women are taking up more roles and responsibilities it becomes equally important for men to come out of their comfort zones as well and start respecting and sharing household work.
To the readers who are thinking that I am an old woman whose children are married or will be married soon,
I am still a young mother of two adorable boys (3.5 yrs. & 8 yrs.). I am also learning and growing, and my experiences and suggestions may not be the best ones. Each one to their own and everyone has their own situations and experiences, however one thing is for sure, we have one life and we need to make most of it. do not delay your hobbies or doing something which you really want... there may not be another tomorrow make most of today, there would never be another you. Make most of yourself!
Meet Abhrekha Jain Sahlot, the name is derivative of her parent’s name ( Abhay & Rekha). Always “16” at heart, she is full of life, energy and enthusiasm. A gold medalist computer engineer she has been working with top MNC for over 12 years now. A doting mother of 2 boys and loving daughter, sister & a wife, life has given her various opportunities to explore and she seems to have taken best of everything.
However, currently, she enjoys sharing her blessings with fellow women by addressing women and parenting forums and helping women in her capacity and spread message & the importance of being happy & content