Strike Your Balance!
WHO|June 21, 2021
Overwhelmed by trying to do it all? A few small changes could make all the difference
Amber Bramble

While stress can affect everyone, research shows women are 50 per cent more likely to be affected. And the struggle of trying to find the right work-life balance can play a big role.

While there are no easy solutions, author Anna George says there are some simple adjustments you can do to make a difference.

“Even small changes can really have a big impact,” explains the Melbourne-based novelist, whose experience as a working mum raising two boys (aged 13 and 15) with her hubby helped provide inspiration for her new book, Tipping – about a mum struggling to find the right balance. Here, George shares her tips and tweaks …

START A CONVERSATION

Research shows women still take on around 75 per cent of household responsibilities. But George says talking things through constructively with your other half can make a big difference. “I think one of the first things you need to do is acknowledge where you’re at, what’s happening and ask is that working,” she says. “Then you think about what are some options for how you can mix things up and change it.”

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