The term 'work-life balance' is often overemphasized, especially for working moms. Being a working mom, we constantly juggle a full-time career with family life. Many would say that we are having a hard time keeping everything in sync.
But let’s get real ladies - When do we moms ever have balance in our lives? We're supposed to achieve it, but there’s always something missing.
Do you want to know why? It’s because the whole concept of ‘work-life balance’ is outdated. The days of balancing life between a 9 to 5 job and a family may finally be numbered because millennial moms are just not buying it anymore.
They have a brand-new definition for the term “work-life balance” - and it’s quite convincing.
For new working moms, work-life balance is all about having the flexibility to integrate everything that leads them to a more fulfilling life. They understand the fact that there is no such thing as “having it all”. They know that they will never get to choose between taking care of their family and taking responsibilities at the job. So what they do instead is - they do both and they do both well using the new F word i.e. flexibility.
Wondering what to do if you want more flexibility in life?
The answer is simple - you just ask for it.
The conversation around flexible work life is more open than ever. But if you’re still feeling reluctant to tell your boss that you need a little flexibility at work, we totally understand.
Of course, making the ask at a workplace is not always easy. There are dozens of particulars and people that you need to consider before you meet your boss with a proposal for flexible workplace arrangements.
To help, we’ve outlined a few important points that will surely help you increase your chances of convincing your boss about offering flexibility at work.