Life planning tips for women
In today's world, there are a lot of young middle class working couples, who are planning everything like when they need to have children, invest on a land or home or to have a car. Along with all this, what suits your career, what you want to achieve, and your identity are some other plans. So, the question is how to stitch this all together, without being caught in an environment where there is a constant pressure.
Ellen Mrinalini Shinde, clinical head of 1 to 1 help.net told red bangles: “Intentionality is the key; one must be intentional about choices and planning. And for women especially in the urban context in India, we need to look at setting career goals for ourselves, but taking into consideration life goals as well. I think it is important for us to recognize that sometimes they would compete and we need to make adequate pauses for life goals and during those pauses you need to be intentional about where you want to be again into your career line.”
Ms. Shinde also says, “Lot of times women work and work really hard but then it’s a job. She should intentionally think about where she would like to go with this. I think our effort would be much more rewarded, if we are intentional about our choices.”
She says that a woman should be clear about what she want to do, she needs to plan about her life course: does she want to be married? Does she want to remain single and then what would be the consequences? And is she prepared to deal with the consequences? And if she gets married, how can she manage her life work and her career work?
She should be clear about her work and her goals for her career. Everything around us is not flexible, but you need to take the cognizance of that. But every-time it’s not easy to execute the plan, especially when we consider marriage, then it’s not your individual plan. So at this point of life, the women should think, “I have done this academic training, this is my exposure, this is one where I want to head in terms of career.” And finally she should be willing to negotiate certain things, but not negotiable goals.