October 18, 2017THE BATTLE OF THE WORK LIFE AND FAMILY BALANCE

The battle of the work life and family balance

Finding time to spend with your loved ones is really important, connecting with your family and sharing moments together is a feeling like no other. As a working parent, it can be difficult to find the family balance between the time you spend at work with the hours you spend at home. Children have a number of needs and more often than not, those needs require an income to make them possible. It almost seems like a battle that will never end. There are moments that you would hate to miss as your children grow up, but you also want to provide them with the best possible opportunities.

A new study carried out by the Wooden Furniture Store has found that a large number of families in the UK struggle to get the balance right. So if you are one of the many, don’t worry because you are certainly not alone. Their research suggests that more than half of the nation work outside of their allocated hours. This can mean anything from being called into work an hour early, or having to stay behind three hours late until the job is finished. For some families, it can mean not seeing each other until it is time to go to bed again. Before you know it, a month or two has passed and your busy schedule has meant that you haven’t seen your grandparents or cousins for longer than you thought.
The battle of the work life and family balance

​If you are currently sat there thinking that you have missed out on some quality time with the people you love most, then please don’t fret. The Wooden Furniture Store have created a family time quiz to help families reconnect with their loved ones. Remember, it isn’t always about finding time to spend with your children. Your partner might be missing a cuddle or your pet might be longing for a tickle behind their ears. From now on, if you have any spare time outside of the office, try to book an evening meal with your partner or take your children to the park. A little time can go a long way when you are trying to put your family first.

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