Daily challenges can encourage personal growth
As a parent, it can often be difficult to balance the challenges of a full-time career and family responsibilities. At times, the stress of this may push moms and dads to what seems like their breaking points. However, it is important to remember in times like these that challenges of yield rewards, such as personal growth.
Colleen Neutra, a self-employed graphic designer and mother, recently recounted her struggles with striking a good family-work balance in the Needham Patch. She wrote that it can be difficult when her daughter is home to get much work done. This adds a lot of stress to her days.
However, it can at times also help her rediscover things about her daughter and herself that may have gone unnoticed in the day-to-day business of life. She wrote that this is an important part of her quest for personal growth.
Ilchi Lee agrees that a search for personal development is rarely easy. It can involve plenty of challenges. However, these experiences are not meant to detract from joys of life. Rather, they make the reward that much sweeter.