As I left work one day feeling great, I noticed a stark contrast in my attitude when I got home. It is possible that the messes visible from all entry ways after a full day of work were just too much for me. Perhaps the teething baby screams that greeted me at the door caught me off guard. Then again, it may have just been the guilt that followed me for not fulfilling the impossible expectations of myself not to ever let my sons down. Regardless, I was curious why I fared well working through the stresses of work, but somehow crumbled at the stresses of home.
Thinking further, I realize what I left at work. I left a quiet and private environment, but more than that, I left one of my biggest needs: motivation. At work I am driven because of the possibilities. I imagine what a difference I could make at the company, I rally people behind me, work on implementation, then I reap this beautiful reward called recognition. Compensation also plays a big part. It is no longer a mystery why I feel more energized at work than I do at home. I believe the key to this dilemma revolves around motivation.
Our kids are in their years of “taking” from us as they are relying on us for direction in life in just about every way. We must find a way to receive. God says this is possible if we consider Him in all of our ways (Proverbs 3:6).
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