A Woman’s Guide To Having it All: 6 Tips For Balancing Work & Love
You really can have it all, but it’s going to take work. 6 pro tips for a working woman.
Finding the right work-life balance can be extremely difficult, especially when you’re a single woman.
A lot of us have focused the bulk of our time and energy on working hard or taking care of others rather than finding the relationship we’ve always wanted - and deserve.
We’re left asking ourselves can we really have it all?
I’ve always been a firm believer that we don’t have to sacrifice our love lives in order to find fulfillment in our careers and families - or vice versa.
Listen up ladies, here’s how.
Step 1: Make Time (Even When You Have None)
After a long day, it’s hard to muster the energy to spend your precious free time on dates that won’t really lead anywhere.
But you’ll never find the man you’re looking for if you’re not putting yourself out there. Even if it’s only a quick drink on your way home, going on short dates throughout your week is key.
If nothing else think of it as a way to unwind with a glass of wine and some conversation.
Step 2: Date Smart
Online dating can be something close to a godsend for busy women looking for a relationship - as long as you know how to get the most out of it.
Forget the endless swiping on Tinder and choose a dating site which saves you time by doing the matching for you.
Zoosk's Behavioral Matchmaking studies your likes and dislikes and matches you accordingly, essentially saving you from going over all the guys who aren’t what you’re looking for.
Step 3: Don’t Settle For Less Than Someone On Your Level
Look for a guy who understands and appreciates your own personal goals. Discuss your long-term goals and priorities from the get-go.
Talk about your aspirations and hopes. When you make it clear that you’re looking for a partner on your journey, the right guy will be more likely to jump on board.
Match.com, which uses its matching algorithms to find the guys who are at your level, matching you with educated, successful men who know what they want and aren’t intimidated by a woman who does as well.
Step 4: What Happens At Work Stays At Work
When you have a stressful deadline or are going through a particularly gruelling work week it’s tough to be present and focus on the person in front of you.
Learning to compartmentalize and shut off your work brain and turn on your emotionally charged love brain is key to finding the right work/life balance.
When you clock out… clock out. Not ifs, ands or buts.
Step 5: Make the Most of Your Time Together
Some well-known entrepreneurs have admitted drawing up a formal contract with their significant others or spouses to best manage their time together. Whether it’s a fixed date once a week, or a weekend once a month, it’s essential to have time together to reconnect and remember why you fell in love!
Step 6: Work Hard for the Love You Want
You know how to work hard, but you have approach relationships with the same level of effort you put into your work. If you worked hard reaching your work goals this month, throw the same effort into your relationship!
Take pride in your relationship - success is not just limited our jobs and careers.
Ready to find love online and truly have it all? Give a try and set up a profile.
It might just be the beginning of the rest of your life.