I have always been fascinated by the professional world where you have to be an appealing personality. Not only inculcated with the talent and appearance, but also a persona with a good morale. I always wished to get introduced to the corporate world.
I wanted to experience the sense of being a responsible person, handling my tasks effectively and flattering people in my aura, with my efficiency and my extra-ordinary qualities. Too many hopes to cope up with, I know.
In no less than two months in my professional environment, did I realize my real sense of duty. With no vague thoughts, I realized that as I am aging, I am not only growing, but this life is telling me to SURVIVE. Yes, I mean it. We are added upon with certain responsibilities and duties.
Daily work pressure captivates all the neurons in our cerebrum. And we all know how this ‘pressure’ stuff works. This pressure stands in hand with frustration and anger. Trust me, I have heard it as well as experienced it that we suffer from this. And ultimately, our close people become the culprits of this rebuke. In fact, it is the family who suffers for no reason because of our queer behavior.
Sustaining relations is as important as achieving targets for the clients, the company has set for us. In both the cases, you have to find ways to keep them at their level best. You cannot just vamoose from the fact that you have to live two lives simultaneously and give each of them, their own personal space.
‘Do not, I repeat, do not mix personal and professional life.’ Maintain a fine line between these two. Set your limits. Limit your work for office hours. And the rest of your time should be with your family, the people you love to sustain a healthy relationship.
To survive is to find meaning in the suffering. So try to find out the meaning. Balancing work and home is no big deal if you have the answer for the question: for whom am I working?
Ultimately, it comes around to them. So, you have your answer and now you must practice maintaining a thin line between the two lives you are living. Give your family, a quality time, and experience the quid-pro-quo!