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Balancing Work and Family: Thriving in a Post-Covid World

Aug 15, 2023 | Workforce Culture

As a Sales Manager for a NetSuite consulting practice in the post-Covid era, I understand the challenges of juggling work and family life. With a young family consisting of a 3-year-old and another baby on the way, finding a work-life balance has become even more important. In this blogpost, I will share my experiences and provide a practical strategies for managing time, setting boundaries, taking care of yourself, achieving harmony between career and family in this crazy and uncertain post-COVID world.

Adapting to a Changing Landscape:

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we work and connect with others. As a young professional, I have experienced the impact firsthand, particularly with the added responsibility of caring for a young family. Recognizing the need to redefine my work-life integration has been essential in creating a harmonious balance that accommodates both professional commitments and family responsibilities. 

Managing Time Effectively:

Managing time efficiently is key to balancing work and family life. I have learned to prioritize tasks and set realistic goals. Creating a schedule that includes dedicated time for work and quality time with my family has helped me maintain balance. I can be present and focused in both aspects of my life by organizing my time effectively. 

Setting Boundaries:

Establishing boundaries is also essential for healthy work-life integration. Clearly communicating your availability and expectations to colleagues and clients is crucial. By setting, boundaries, you can ensure that you have dedicated family time without work interruptions. This lets you fully present for your loved ones and strengthen your family bonds.

Taking Care of Yourself:

Caring for yourself is vital when balancing work and family. I have realized that taking time for self-care enables me to be a better parent, partner, and professional. Engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as exercise, reading, or spending quality time with loved ones, is essential. Prioritizing self-care helps you “reset” and positively impacts your family life and your work. 

Redefining Work-Life Balance:

The post-COVID era presents an opportunity to redefine priorities, aspirations, and values, aligning them with the needs of my career and family. Exploring flexible work arrangements, when feasible, has allowed me to spend more quality time with my children and actively participate in their milestones. By fostering open communication with my team and creating a supportive work environment, I can navigate the challenges of work and family life more effectively.

Balancing work and family is a common challenge, especially in a post-COVID world. As a Sales Professional with a young family, I have learned the importance of prioritizing both career success and family well-being. By effectively managing your time, setting boundaries, taking care of yourself, and achieving harmony between work and family life, you can navigate the demands of both worlds. Remember, finding balance is a continuous journey, but with determination, right attitude, and the great strategies, you can thrive in both your career and your family life. 


Roberto A Irizarry Ortiz

Roberto A Irizarry Ortiz

Regional Sales Manager

Experienced Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in both the IT and Business industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Communications, Advertising, Account, and Project Management. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Biology Major with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida.

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