Source: American Animal Hospital Association

This article by Emily Singler discusses the challenges of achieving work-life balance, particularly for working parents in Veterinary medicine. The term “work-life balance” is criticized for implying a constant juggling act between work and personal life, leading to burnout and feelings of inadequacy. Instead, Emily suggests embracing flexibility and prioritization, likening it to lifting boxes one at a time rather than trying to balance multiple weights.

For working parents, this means considering options like reducing work hours, outsourcing tasks, and establishing a support network. Employers in the Veterinary field are encouraged to offer flexible schedules, childcare benefits, and supportive workplace environments. Ultimately, letting go of the pressure to “do it all” leads to improved wellbeing for working parents, benefiting both them and their families.

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