Happy part time working

Hello Friends,

I  heard a report on the radio the other day to do with the UK happiness index.  Apparently those who work part time are much happier than those who work full time.  From my own experience, this does not surprise me.

I stayed at home with the girls until Bee was 6.  I then went back to work part time, working 21 1/2 and then 3 days a week.  This allowed me to fit other things in.  When Bee was 10 I started working full time again.  This has got much harder as time has gone on.  There are lots of things I want to do outside work, and it’s become more of a challenge to fit them in.

I certainly was a lot happier working part time – I think it is because you have more control over what you doing.

What have your experiences of working part time been?

Until next time, Tawney x

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  1. I love working part time .

    I earn just enough to pay the mortgage so never have spending money earns by me but the extra time I get is brilliant. I am at home when the children leave for school and at home when get back. I used to get all my housework done when they were at school and hubby at work but now the girls are older and are out and about at weekends I do housework on a Saturday which gives me loads of free time during the week to do what I want to do – bake, ride, garden, etc.

    Money is sometimes tight but I hope I never have to go back to full time work. I really feel I have the perfect work/home/me balance.