A lot of times, we are often discouraged due to small incidents in our lives. Small incidents have forced us to take major decisions in our lives.
I am sure many women will relate to this situation.
Maid is always late. You end up being overwhelmed and reach late to office. The entire house and office is in chaos. Everyone around you suggest you to quit your job, after being frustrated by the situation you decide to quit your job. It is just a small situation technically that can be handled but we are so overwhelmed by the tradition that only a woman can run the family and only she should be responsible for the well being of the same that we forget to understand her needs, her health and priorities. So let us have a hypothetical solution to this problem which a lot of women in our society have been facing. Step 1 - Fire your maid. I know that maids are also human beings and they also have their own set of problems and issues but a lot of times, they do take us for a jolly ride. In foreign countries there are a lot of women, who handle house hold chores without help. Step 2 - Train your family members. I know this is not something that happens overnight. But slowly with time, you can delegate small task to your family members. Like everyone can bring the plates that they eat to the kitchen sink and wash their own dishes. That will reduce a huge heap of work load. Similarly small cleaning task can also be delegated that can help reduce the work load. Grocery shopping can be done once a week instead of daily. Step 3 - Do not spend too much time cooking. I know a lot of people will hate me for saying this. But if all the family members eat one item together, it will not only be nutritious, healthy and help you in cost cutting. You do not have to cook excess meal, which then is thrown away. Cook in small proportions so that you can cook variety meals with same ingredients. A lot of women make ginger garlic paste, Onion Paste, Tomato paste in advance and freeze them. It helps a lot in cooking and reduces time immensely. In task such as cleaning coriander, methi, garlic. Take help of your children and try to make the task fun for them. So that they enjoy and learn and bond with you during this session. These are all small things, which if not channelised create a huge problem. It did create for me. I wouldn't say that I am an expert but yes better planning and ignoring small things did help me a lot. P.S. One thing that the lockdown did for me as a blessing was to do cleaning without a maid. Trust me now I am a pro at it. This article has been written as a part of Blogchatter A2Z Challenge for the month of April 2021.
I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.
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