Tips on Balancing between Job and Family for Pilot

Are you a pilot? If you answer yes, is between your job and family balance? If you answer no because you often spend most of time outside, you should worry about this. Why? In the long run, your family relationship will be broken and you will lose love and affection from your family. If you are married, your wife can ask you to divorce her as soon as possible. Of course, you don’t want to deal with this problem, right? Therefore, manage your time as well as possible although you might get work calls immediately. Besides, make sure tha you do these:

Maintain communication

No matter how busy you are, you should maintain communication with your family. This means that you have to send messages or call them although you just do it for 5 minutes. By doing it, you can know what their condition, feeling, or activity is. You can communicate before and after flying or when taking a break. If your smartphone is equipped with 3G or 4G and front camera, you can make a video call and look your family visually.

What if you lose signal or your phone gets broken abruptly? No need to worry because you can borrow your colleagues’ phone and contact your family. If they cannot help you, don’t be sad because you can use payphone or wait till you get good phone signal. In other hand, if your family is already disappointed with you, apologize as soon as possible and promise that you will do your best to maintain communication and relationship with them.

Btw, don’t focus only in communicating with your family, you should maintain communication with your colleagues. This is important to do so you can balance your job and family. How? Greet them when meeting and chat with them when taking a break. Avoid insulting and backbiting them whatever your reasons are. If you have any problems with them, solve those as wise and as well as possible. Make sure that there is no party who feels disadvantaged.

Spend most of free time together with family

When there is no flight schedule, there is no problem to spend most of your free time together with your family. You can invite your parents to chat and tell your stories and problem. Remember to listen to their problems too so you can know, understand, and help them soon. If you are married, invite your spouse to hangout and do fun things together. You can invite your parents too. There are many fun things that can be considered, such as: shopping, watching in the cinema, and going to city park, zoo, waterfall, beach, and other interesting place.

If you want to take a rest when having free time, it is no problem but avoid spending all your free time by sleeping. Realize that if you sleep excessively, you will deal with headache, metabolism disorder, fever, and so on. Don’t forget to invite your family to do sport together so you and your beloved one can maintain body’s health well.