Im­pact of strug­gling work - home life bal­ance in to­day's gen­er­a­tion

Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - - Abhrekha Jain Sahlot

“Jug­gling is an il­lu­sion. ... In re­al­ity,

the balls are be­ing in­de­pen­dently caught and thrown in rapid suc­ces­sion. ... It is ac­tu­ally task switch­ing.” ― Gary Kelle

“Jug­gling is an il­lu­sion. ... In re­al­ity, the balls are be­ing in­de­pen­dently caught and thrown in rapid suc­ces­sion. ... It is ac­tu­ally task switch­ing.” ― Gary

Kelle. This quote rightly de­fines many of our day to day life cy­cles. We are the gen­er­a­tion ca­pa­ble of do­ing many things at once, with­out en­joy­ing any of them or un­der­stand­ing the real pur­pose. I stay in Mum­bai and see peo­ple work­ing non-stop, 24 by 7, day in and day out Ex­tremely tal­ented peo­ple and best brains.. but find most of them just run­ning from one end to an­other, board­ing one train from an­other… un­aware of their real des­ti­na­tion.. just be­ing part of the crowd.. left to right.. right to left… Life is not only about run­ning and achiev­ing goals, one should not only sur­vive but start liv­ing. The jus­ti­fi­ca­tion which we give for this over busy life and over work ad­dic­tion is pri­mar­ily to earn liveli­hood and save some

“Ex­tra earned money/as­sets”

for our chil­dren. Have we stopped once and thought that the time we are spend­ing away from our fam­ily and chil­dren for work is more pre­cious than the “Ex­tra” money we earn? Will the child­hood come back? Chil­dren re­quires toys or par­ents? Could a maid or care taker ever re­place a par­ent? Does life give us many chances? Have we de­cided on some thresh­old? The max­i­mum limit where we would be con­tent and stay happy with what we have or the needs would con­tinue grow­ing? Agreed that with chang­ing times and com­pet­i­tive work en­vi­ron­ments we need to per­form dis­tinctly from peers, in order to achieve suc­cess, in

order to have a bet­ter life­style , we have to slog more than usual. But this is a vi­cious cir­cle, you in­vest your health to work over­time and earn money and then you in­vest your money to get your health back. (Please note some­times even all money can­not get your health back ) sim­i­lar to the time and hap­pi­ness you had missed away from your loved ones. In to­day’s time, one needs to be re­ally smart, with ad­vent of tech­nol­ogy and au­to­ma­tion era, we need to im­pro­vise our work­ing style and dis­cover mech­a­nisms to out­source/del­e­gate some work to take some time off for your own self. Please note you can­not be BEST at ev­ery­thing, you need to de­liver your BEST in your ca­pac­ity.

Also, do not try to un­nec­es­sary please peo­ple, as you can fool some peo­ple some­time, but you can­not fool all the peo­ple all the times! There­fore, work hon­estly with com­mit­ment, your hard work and hon­esty would be re­spected and val­ued sooner or later. Never give up, try ex­plor­ing, what dif­fer­ent you can do and how dif­fer­ently you can do. In­no­vate, think and be mind­ful, un­der­stand your life in depth, be alert of your ac­tions.

Try to do some im­pact anal­y­sis and try not to re­duce your work but op­ti­mize.

Tak­ing my ex­am­ple, I took a less chal­leng­ing role at of­fice post my kids were born, while I did not want to lose my fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence, I wanted to en­joy my moth­er­hood too at the same time. Some proac­tive plan­ning and thought­ful mind­set en­abled me to at­tend all of­fice meet­ings as well all events at chil­dren’s school. I be­came good in stake holder man­age­ment. 24 hours were

enough for me

To work, play with my chil­dren, cook & pur­sue my hob­bies. While the life was mov­ing, chil­dren were grow­ing, I never stopped liv­ing, I al­ways could man­age and take out time for my hob­bies and stay mo­ti­vated. Re­mem­ber be­ing con­tent is the key! As I al­ways sum­ma­rize with the dis­claimer, that my sug­ges­tions may not be the best, as each one to their own, how­ever one tip I strongly rec­om­mend to ev­ery­one I meet is to con­sciously stay happy.

And that can hap­pen only when some­one is happy from in­side. re­duce screen time and pos­ing fake to the world show­ing your hap­pi­ness.. as Hap­pi­ness is not to be shown but to be FELT! I wish all the read­ers a happy and healthy life, and re­quest them to take a mo­ment and think what they are do­ing and what they re­ally want to do? Things are eas­ier said than done, but please try...

Think & ACT ! Meet Abhrekha Jain Sahlot, the name is de­riv­a­tive of her par­ent’s name ( Ab­hay & Rekha). She is full of life, en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm. A gold medal­ist com­puter en­gi­neer she has been work­ing with top MNC for over 13 years now.

Blessed with an in­cred­i­ble sup­port­ive fam­ily, Hus­band Tushar Sahlot stands be­hind her as the strong­est pil­lar of strength, shoul­der­ing equal re­spon­si­bil­i­ties at home. A dot­ing mother of 2 boys ( Nab­hanyu & Daksh Sahlot), life has given her var­i­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­plore and she seems to have taken best of ev­ery­thing. From singing, paint­ing to act­ing, swim­ming and bas­ket­ball, she has been into var­i­ous co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties from artis­tic ones to the sports ones.

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

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