To be the super woman, woman has to do multi-tasking and play different roles inside and outside the house. Many women are happy doing so, though it is a much stressful affair. As a news article published in India Today,
Most successful women seem to have one thing in common-an unusually supportive husband, says Cambridge historian Samita Sen, who now heads the School of Women’s Studies at Jadavpur University in Kolkata.
The career woman of today has to do double shift, managing the office and also the domestic chores. Studies have proved that stress levels are high in such women, as they have to take up their second shift work at home, after returning from office. In India, it has also been deep-rooted, that unless and until a woman cooks and serves her family, her role as a wife and mother is not complete. Look at the example that follows:
Let me explain something to you. You might be president of PepsiCo. You might be on the board of directors. But when you enter this house, you’re the wife, you’re the daughter, you’re the daughter-in-law, you’re the mother. You’re all of that. Nobody else can take that place. So leave that damned crown in the garage. And don’t bring it into the house. You know I’ve never seen that crown. — Mother of Indra Nooyi, CEO, Pepsico
Yes, only a woman can give the warmth and comfort to her kids. It has been a quality endowed upon her by nature. Some women, as they find it difficult to fit into multiple roles, they stop taking up careers either after marriage or after having children. If you can prioritize the tasks, you can always make your way ahead both at home and office.
Need some tips, here you go:
Do not think that every work at home should be done by you.
Distribute the tasks at home, at the same time come away from the misconception of achieving perfectionism in every work.
What can be managed by your husband and children, leave the tasks to them. Do not nag or interfere till they complete the task.
Allot them the tasks they would love to do. Enjoy the work as you share it with your family.
If your mother-in-law offers to cook once in a while, allow her to do it.
Do not carry your office work home.
Spend time with your family at least at the dinner table.
Learn to manage your time productively.
If you are on a long journey to your office, use it for checking your daily mails or reading newspapers.
Understand the important and urgent tasks and complete them first.
Do not have a conflict in mind about taking your mother to hospital or submitting the project on the same date at your office. Prioritize and act wisely.
Make exercise a part of your daily routine to avoid stress.
LOVE YOUR JOB, LOVE YOUR HOME!
THIS IS FOR YOU DEAR HANDSOME HUSBANDS!