How do you keep balance between housework and business?

China
August 11, 2011 11:08am CST
Recently, I found it took me too much time to do housework with the requirement of my girlfriend, which made me a bit bored. Because when I was dealing with the housework, there were still quite a lot of businesswork waiting for me. One day, I told her that I had to spent more time on my work, which was really important, but she said that housework als played an important role. So disappointedly, I had to try my best to learn to keep balance between them. However, things didn't always go as we had expected, thus I found it really difficult to solve the problem. Guys, have you ever experienced such problems? How do you deal with them? Share your wisdom.
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@minimoyz (277)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
That's a problem when you work at home. I have an online job that I do at night 10 hours a day so when morning comes I sleep all day long. But still I do my housework though. I just make me a list of chores that should be done when the time comes and then I do them. I don't give any reasons not to do them because when one job doesn't get done all the things will just pile up then you'll have a hard time doing it all. Balance and discipline is the key in doing business and house chores.
@Krumpli (40)
• Romania
12 Aug 11
Business brings you money, which is in the end the most important thing. Not only you, but I bet your girlfriend also get benefits from that money. Therefore, why would housework come on the same plan as business? Your gilrfriend should understand that making a living is the most important and having a personal life comes second. Housework is last. If your business really gets you good money, than hire a housekeeper or people who can help you do the housework. You'll have more time for your business and your girl, and I assume everybody will be happy. Goodluck with everything! :)
11 Aug 11
this kind of problem everybody is facing. you must convince your girl friend. Tell her that business work is more important because it pays you and decent living depends upon how you manage your business. To enjoy life money is required. Money can be earned only through business or by doing the work assigned by your boss. You tell your girl friend that she is very intelligent and she should/will understand this quickly. Solving this problem depends upon how you handle your girl friend.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Aug 11
qianliz-- This is a universal problem. It is always this or that situation in life. After marriage one has to prefer wife or mother. Work or home. In the work situation-management or coemployees. This is an on going concern and one has to balance. It is not possible to quantify or pin point issues fully. Each one has to evolve his own strategy for solving problems. I keep my official work, mylot work and baby sitting work - a balance. I allot required time for all. But if it is own business u may feel that everything will be lost if u do not attend to that. take care
@GemmaR (8526)
11 Aug 11
It's hard for me, as a woman, to make the right balance between taking care of the house and being able to carry on with my job. Because I work from home, my boyfriend often feels as though I should be doing more around the house just because I'm there more. I can't get across to him that just because I'm not in an office like most people, that doesn't mean that I'm not doing a good job and it certainly doesn't mean that I'm not working very hard. I need to talk to him about it, because I work longer hours than him and he still expects me to be able to do everything around the house at the weekend as well, which isn't at all fair in my opinion.
@tenrajj (911)
• Bhutan
11 Aug 11
It is important that we maintain balance between housework and the business. It will be difficult for a single person to do everything. This is where we will need of your husband or wife. It would be always better if we divide the time according to the requirement. Write the work you will have to perform on piece of paper and then see which is important. According the the importance of the work and the workload, divide the time between housework and business.
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
It is very difficult to balance business and housework. Before,what I usually do is whenever I have the time off even just for a few minutes, I'd do the housework. Now, it's really hard to do this because I have to be focused 100% on my business and I also have work so I did the easy way out, hire someone to do the housework for me.
@koperty3 (1877)
11 Aug 11
The problem is that I work at home so I mix business and my privet life. I try to deal with each separately but sometimes during cooking dinner I response on emails or while I need break from computer I make laundry and other things. This people who say that is better work at home they are not right. Yes I like to be my own boss but it means that I work longer and my privet life is suffering a little bit as this is not job from 9 to 5. But I love it.