The Ladies Association of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has been advised to balance work and family life to help achieve the desired results at the professional and personal level.
This will help minimize stress and maximize positive experiences among mothers who care for the home and have to meet the challenges of the labour force.
A Senior Lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Ghana, Dr. Mrs. Adabie Gomez, gave the advice at a symposium organized by the Ladies Association of GAEC in Accra to commemorate the Mother’s Day celebration.
The one-day symposium, dubbed: “Work-Home Balance”, was attended by all categories of female employees of the Commission.
Dr. Gomez who was the Guest Speaker for the occasion said that the modern-day woman is expected to take on multiple roles while staying proficient at her workplace as well as keeping a loving and stable home.
She gave some tips and approaches that would help the women blend their professional and personal life.
“These are some strategies I want you to deploy in your daily lives as you take on your multiple roles. Be intentional, plan, make a to-do list, set your priorities, limit multitasking and minimize interruptions at work” she advised.
The Senior Lecturer encouraged the ladies to care for their mental and physical health by seeking help from support systems whenever they feel overwhelmed.
“Do not feel ashamed to seek professional help when the need arises. Some support systems you can lean on include; friends, family members, co-workers, and counselors” she noted.
Dr. Gomez wished the Ladies Association of GAEC a happy mother’s day and urged them to continue being good role models in the GAEC community.
The Chairperson of the Ladies Association, Prof. Mary Boadu commended the ladies for their invaluable roles they play in contributing to the wellbeing of mankind.
Prof. Boadu who is also the Director of the Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute (RAMSRI) of GAEC, explained that because of women involvement in building a better society, Mother’s Day had been set aside to honor women overall the world.
“A typical mother is motivational, open-minded, tenacious, golden-hearted, enthusiastic and ultimately, rock and strong tower, she added.