We’re more than a year into the pandemic, and many people are still wondering what the key is to juggling work and family—and finding a healthy balance.
“Not holding yourself to your pre-pandemic standards is really important,” says Girl Scout alum Nedra Tawwab. A licensed therapist who owns a group counseling practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nedra authored “Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself” (TarcherPerigee, March 2021).
“We have to adjust our standards to be more in line with what the world is today and not what it was two years ago,” Nedra says. The result of all those currently unachievable standards? Stress.
“A lot of the ways that we handle stress are not healthy—and our stress comes from being burned out and overwhelmed,” Nedra explains.
Here’s some of her best advice on how to manage expectations.
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