How do you manage your time between your work, family and boyfriend?
November 8, 2009 8:06am CST
hello everyone..I am a twenty year old young lady and I am currently employed in a company wherein it needs a lot of sacrifices especially the time..I work almost 10-12 hours a day and when I get home, I feel very exhausted already that it comes to a point that I cannot give ample time anymore to my loved ones..I am a family oriented person and for me, time with my family is very important..could you help me find an idea on how to manage time effectively?
8 Nov 09
well. if you want to know the truth.. sooner or later. you are gonna have to loose any one of those.. time will take its toll on you and you'll have to choose which one is dearest to you.. i am assuming your family will be the first one to go.. even though it may seem hardest .. because if you truly love your boyfriend you wouldn't be able to live without him.. and its taken for granted that one cannot leave their jobs for anything else , even for their family... unless you happen to be truly brave and determined.. personally , i can tell you , you can always find yourself another job,.. even another boyfriend if you try hard enough. but getting another family is near to impossible.. i got a feeling that by the time you read this you've already made up your mind.. best of luck..:)
9 Nov 09
Hello there! If I am in your situation, I would do my work during my working hours and when I am at home I would definitely spend even little time to my kids. I would not think about work when I am with my family. I am sure you will find time to manage your work and family as you will when you have your own family in the future. I know you can do it. Just think about that the reason you have to work is for your family also & boyfriend.
• Hong Kong
8 Nov 09
I live with my boyfriend so at least we get to see eachother at home. Otherwise, it would be more difficult. Before we moved in together, we were on a long distance relationship. The time difference was crazy. I would either have to stay up late or he has to for us to spend time with eachother online. Since I don't live with my parents anymore, I just call or email from time to time. Then, after work, I usually spend time with my boyfriend.
8 Nov 09
Everything is possible. It is just a matter of time management. Personally, I would say I cannot do away with my work. It is important to earn money for myself. Family is equally important for obvious reasons. I would have to make arrangements then with my boyfriend. I am sure he knows about my work schedule and tell him about it as my priority. I am sure we can always find time for ourselves and I am sure he will always understand. A loving heart always understands. If we love each other, we should be able to understand each other's needs and priorities. We should be able to do sacrifices for each other.
8 Nov 09
I don't know whether I really separate my time with all three. For me, work only at workplace. End of working hours mean end of all that, unless it require extra time to complete it. Otherwise, let it stay at the office, where it should be. Once I step out from the office, it's time for family and boyfriend. I stay at home so I see my family a lot. My boyfriend on the other hand, only meet me during weekend or any other time we go out together. Apart from that, it's okay to chat via phone. After all, he's busy working too.