I’m a morning person so I’m getting a couple of hours of work done before the kids get up. After spending some time with them, if I’m working from home I go to the gym, then work a couple more hours before pausing for a short lunch, often with my aunt.
The joy of being able to eat lunch with my aunt at least a couple of days a week is significant. After continuing work in the afternoon I collect the kids from school and we complete homework with anything outstanding for me. Then after dinner together I get into my evening of calls.
I am a firm believer in creating regular time in life to pause and consider the way you are living and to set long-term goals. Taking a completely unconstrained view about how you would like to live can be very liberating.
Add to that mix an employer that will really enable you to embrace flexibility (in whatever form that means for you) and get moving.
Don’t be afraid to ask the question. At the beginning of 2018 this was a pipe dream and now I’m living it.
Katie Bennett-Stenton is National Marketing Lead for Energy & Resources at Deloitte and a dual citizen of Australian and the US.