Last week I shared about making time for family and focusing on the things that only you can do. It’s important to remember that only you can set boundaries yourself, no one will set those for you. Keeping healthy boundaries between work life and family life can be difficult, but here are a few ideas that may help…
- When you work, work hard. Don’t be lazy. Give yourself fully to the work the Lord has called you to do.
- When you are home, be home. Unplug from work email, and even facebook and twitter. (I am oh-so-guilty!)
- Plan time with your family. Instead of just sitting around passing the time, make an effort to really invest in one another. Do fun things together. Go on outtings. Plan a date night with your spouse. Make the most of the time you have together.
- Lance, our incredible leader here at CentriKid Camps, reminds us often that repetition is reputation. Others will see you investing in your family, keeping strong boundaries, and refusing to neglect the roles only you can fill. As this becomes repetitive for you, it will soon translate into your reputation. What kind of reputation do you want to have? What kind of example do you want to set?
- Own your work, don’t let your work own you. Getting things done has been the single most effective thing for me in this area, and for many of us at CentriKid camps. When you keep a good handle on projects, tasks, and even email, the rest of life will be much more enjoyable!
How do you keep healthy boundaries and balance work & family?