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Quest for the right balance in life

Quest for the right balance in life
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Lacto Calamine released a video on its Facebook page In this video, they have Saloni Arora a marketing head by profession and an athlete by passion who beats all odds and talks about how she balances her work life to give fuel to her ambitions

Lacto Calamine released a video on its Facebook page. In this video, they have Saloni Arora - a marketing head by profession and an athlete by passion - who beats all odds and talks about how she balances her work life to give fuel to her ambitions.

Follow her story and get inspired to #FaceUp to your challenges that inhibit you in balancing your personal and professional life – says the women skin care brand. It celebrates these women who balance their passion and profession.

According to a latest survey
only one out of four women in India is able to balance her personal and professional life . And in most cases working woman stresses herself out, suffers pangs of guilt and loses control over emotions in the worst case in a bid to strike that ever elusive balance between work and family.

This is more so in Indian scenario with large families, regular family get-togethers, and elaborately celebrated occasions and festivals that leave no choice but attend to, and an equally competitive workspace where a woman has to constantly prove herself and work diligently to stay ahead.

Despite the pressures, many women choose to work for financial independence and to support her family along with the husband. And continue their struggle for striking the right chords for that perfect balance. Sometimes she succeeds and at times she fails, nevertheless she tries. Some working women who hold key positions in their official space share their views:

I don’t agree with the survey. I think it is not accurate. I believe professional women are like magicians where they juggle various balls with their two hands. When will one fall we don’t know as they deal with many problems! For example, if a family member gets sick and there is an important meeting, then a woman has to reschedule her meeting because she is dealing with so many things at a time, which are not under her control but still, she keeps her magic show on. I would say that 100 per cent of women are able to balance their personal and professional life.
-Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Senior IPS officer.

I realised the importance of taking out personal time for myself and my family, a while back. And over the time, I have learnt to manage my schedules and I make sure that I spend good amount of time with my family. Making sure that we have meals together whenever possible. Travel also helps. Travelling with family really helps me balance out the hectic shoot schedules. I would suggest to all the working girls out there to take out time for yourself and your family, as it is key to having a healthy mental and physical state. Which in turn will also help you perform well in your professional life!
-Pranitha Subhash, Tollywood actress

A woman can balance her personal and professional life when she gets support from her family, which is a kind of assurance that she can balance both equally. I don’t agree that a woman cannot balance personal and professional life. In my opinion, a woman is a multitasking personality and can do any task which is given to her personal or professional front.
-Dr M Chetana, ACP - Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad

Yes, I do agree with the survey. There are a lot of women, who are not able to balance their personal and professional life. Women are very emotional, personally. And the profession is their second choice. Though we women are intelligent, we give the family the first preference and profession automatically take a backseat.
-Jai Bharathi, co-founder of ‘Bikerni Hyderabad’.

When a woman plans her career, she has to keep in mind that personal life and career both are important. But in most cases, a woman wants to have freedom without having the responsibility of a family and I think from there the conflict starts. And with this many women are not able to balance family and professional life.
- Dr Renuka Devi, mind trainer and counsellor, Hyderabad.

My latest Kannada film ‘Butterfly’ deals with this in a very soft way by telling women (and men) that we should all love ourselves and not worry too much about conforming to other people's expectations. We need to recognise the fact that the demands on women are not balanced. Most women live in environments that expect them to perform traditional roles and it's very difficult to deliver career objectives simultaneously. And it's extremely important for the family to help.
- Parul Yadav, Kannada actress and producer

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