Getting your work life balance is hard, and it’s even harder when you’re a caregiver. But you have to deal with your issues head-on.
The worst thing you can do as a caregiver is simply hope for the best without planning for the worst. There will be some issue. Unless you’ve taken steps to make sure you have the support and flexibility you need at work, things could go south for you pretty quickly. If you don’t speak with your boss before there’s an issue, they can’t help you.
A large percent of the workforce are caregivers, but about 70% of them say they’ve had conflicts between their work and caregiving responsibilities. It’s better to get in front of the issue. There’s a good chance your boss is or has been a caregiver at some point.
This article provides a number of good suggestions to help you keep everything in order (or at least as much as possible). With everything else going on in your life, you want to make sure that you keep everything in its place, and the advice here can help you do that.
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