4 comments on “How Do You Measure Success At Home?

  1. For me, it was a matter of finding a balance between SCHOOL and family. I started going to college, and this quarter, I attempted to take a 15 credit load (12 credits is full time). I found that I spent most of my time focusing on school and doing things required of me by school, than I was doing things for my family. I felt like I could be a good (more than) full-time student or I could be a good mom… but I couldn't be both.

    Every family situation is different. I hate to dish out advice concerning yours, since I don't know the whole story. I remember the bishop in our prior ward encouraged us all to be an "indispensable employee." Ultimately, I think you should be able to spend as much time with your family as possible, while still being able to provide well for them.

    As far as taking on another job, think of what you will sacrifice and what you will gain. Seriously, list out all the pros and cons of taking a new job and keeping your old one. Then put everything into perspective and think if the gains make the sacrifices worthwhile.

  2. I really like that quote. For me I feel like I’m successful at home when I am able to be fully present with my husband and kids. I feel like when work is starting to affect my home with stress or anxiety then I have failed to achieve a good balance …

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