The whole work/family-balance thing is misunderstood. In reality, work and family are both a part of my life and they exist simultaneously. Even more so for those who are on-call or are required to take their work home. And...even more so for those of you who work at home! So, as much as we want to separate the two, the better approach is to give them both your all and wherever you are, be all there.
Here's a snapshot of what I do to steer my energy and focus from work back to family, at the end of the workday. During my drive home I'm already relaxing and decompressing. Music, prayer, informative radio, a quick chat with friends or family, it all helps. When I get home from work I take five minutes to catch up with Daniela and the boys, looking them in the eyes and staying in their presence. It sounds like a short time but it's not. Here are the benefits of this simple practice:
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. - Ephesians 5: 15,16
Biblical, on-the-go, tips for thriving at work. Written by Danny Kovacs, from first-hand wins & losses. This is the digital space where I share free resources and learning moments throughout the week/month.