Utilize a flexible schedule

“At this stage of my career I am very fortunate in terms of an ability to create flexibility. Each week I do my office work from Monday to Wednesday and work from home on Thursday and Friday. I also work for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on their Council and fundraising, and I include that as part of my ‘working week’. I am lucky I can structure my week to do this.” – Daniel Petre, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • Do you have a flexible schedule? How can you use that time for your family?
  • Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Then spend that extra hour playing with your child.
  • Even if you schedule isn’t flexible you could try Skype, Facetime, or even a simple call home on one of your breaks.

Tips:

Be an example for your child

Seeing how you handle different situations in your life, good and bad, influences your children.

Tips:

Count the cost of living unbalanced

Living unbalanced may earn you more money but there are other 'costs' to take into account.