National Working Parents Day has me thinking about how important it is to have a healthy work-life balance — as working parents, being more efficient means that not only can we get more done, faster but also that we can confidently put aside our jobs at the end of the day and enjoy time with family.
If social media is any indication, there seems to be a day to celebrate nearly everything. This week’s National Working Parent’s Day, which many observe today, really caught my attention. While my team and I speak about productivity often, today has me thinking about the delicate balance all parents must make between their jobs and family life.
Today is an opportunity to pause and appreciate the time and energy all working parents contribute to their jobs – and families. For many, like myself, the workday often starts long before the commute, making breakfasts, packing lunches, and getting kids dressed and ready to head out the door. And like many of you, it continues long after we leave the office, chauffeuring kids to and from after school activities, to homework help, and getting them fed.
Being a parent is a full-time job, which can often make for an interesting balancing act, with competing demands of home life and work obligations eating up the week fast. That’s why, for working parents, being more productive with our time is essential. The more efficiently we can work, the more we can focus on our families.
To all the working parents out there, thank you for all that you do. And here is my shameless plug…Dragon Anywhere is a great mobile productivity app.