How do you juggle between professional and personal life?

@rajeshfgh (1627)
India
July 7, 2008 12:25pm CST
Friends don't get me wrong. I am a male and am still complaining! God knows how females (with all their chores) find time to balance their personal and professional lives. I find it very difficult to find time for my friends, relatives and other social activities in a typical working week. I guess, it's because I am a workaholic, but anytime I fix up a meeting arrangement with my friends, some thing or the other (not professional always) comes up and I am unable to live up to my friends. I sometimes feel very bad about it. Tell me friends, how do you manage it. I guess I make very poor management of my time and as time flies by I am getting more and more alienated from my social contacts.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
7 Jul 08
As a working woman I have priorities which many times don't include my job. I work hard when I'm at the office and I don't feel that they have the right to infringe on my personal life so I don't allow it to happen. If I have social plans during the week I try to make sure that everything else is taken care of, both at work and at home, so that nothing comes up that can't wait until later/tomorrow. By the way, being a workaholic is a thankless position to be in so, unless you really are on the fast track to something great at work, don't let your job consume you.
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