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Upper Hutt Leader : July 27th 2011
13 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS 3373562AQ SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL TAKE THE FAMILY TO THE PICTURES ON US! Garry Ashton 021 242 2144 www.kingtoyota.co.nz Corner Main and Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt All enquiries 04 920 7770 Victor Parker 021 242 2466 Conditions: • Offer valid July School Holidays 18-29 July 2011 • Limited to first 4 Total Care Service bookings per day • Only available King Toyota Upper Hutt • Warrant of Fitness Inspection check only available when included in 35point service check. Not available separately • Offer includes oil filter and up to 4 litres of oil for Petrol and oil filter and up to 7 litres of engine oil for Diesels. • Cinema passes only valid at Ascot Cinema complex , Upper Hutt. We are giving away 4 family of 4 passes daily to Ascot Cinema this coming school holidays* All you need to do is bring your vehicle in for our Total Care 35 Point Service Starting from $199* for Petrol and from $249* for Diesel vehicles Including a free Warrant of Fitness inspection Check. Call Tracy at King Toyota Upper Hutt on 04 920 7770 to make your service booking today THOSE EXTRA KiLOS PiLiNG ON OVER WiNTER? TEAM TRAINING WELLINGTON, LOWER HUTT & UPPER HUTT JOIN US AT www.lifestylegym.co.nz LIKE US? FOLLOW US! Come join Lifestyle's next Drop A Dress Size six-week training squads: Guaranteed results for only $449 (includes full eight-week membership and 13 team training sessions). Boost your weight loss with the extra support, team spirit and collective drive that comes from working as a group. Two weekly Team Training workouts to keep you motivated. Nutritional advice and exercise plans provide you with the knowledge and tools to succeed. DADS isn't just for mums. Guys can also get great results! Catch us at the Womens Lifestyle Expo, TSB Arena (Stand 322) 6/7th August and receive a free gift! Visit lifestylegym.co.nz 'Latest News' to download your Expo entry voucher ($2 off). 3853943AC Bill Lindsay a/h 972 7912 0274 456 992 Alan Webb a/h 568 5782 0274 460 613 Lindsay Webb Valuations LIMITED 569 2095 Valuers Living Locally: Valuing Locally 3039545AY For all your HOME LOAN NEEDS! Helen Wilkes 04-939 6058 76 Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt 2881327AG Remember to make time for yourself COMMERCE COMMENT By SUE TRUEMAN, Upper Hutt Business Advocacy Manager, Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Work-life balance It is school holidays again, and as a working parent of young chil- dren, it is a time that brings to the forefront the challenges of jug- gling family and work responsi- bilities. It is now a fact of business life that many people are playing the balancing act when it comes to work and family. So I thought I might share a few tips with you on things that help me to be able to manage and inte- grate both these critical areas of my life. The most important concept I have found is to set aside specific, dedicated times to devote to work, to family, and to other aspects of life. Be firm about sticking to these, and only change them with a conscious decision to do so and for a good reason (rather than just letting the time slide). Organise childcare for the kids during your work time. You will achieve a lot more if you can focus without distraction, and you know that they are happy and safe. That's not to say that occasion- ally you can't work with the kids around, but you need to choose work activities where interruptions can be tolerated. Set them up with an activity to keep them occupied, and have food handy. I know of people whose kids have their own office space'' within their office -- set up with paper, crayons and games etc. A portable DVD player can be a life-saver at times, too, to keep the kids occupied and quiet for an hour. Be clear about your priorities for your work and family time. What is really important in each of these areas? What are the key results you need to achieve with your work? Spend the majority of your time focused on achieving these. What are the most important things you want to achieve with your children -- what makes for quality time with them? Do those activities. The unimportant stuff can wait. Take up the offers of other parents for them to look after your kids, to give you some time to work or have a break. Then return the favour to fit in with your fam- ily time. If you work from home, have a dedicated work area -- preferably a room where you can shut the door -- that is off limits to the kids as a play area. Transfer your business line to your cellphone. That way, you can still be avail- able to clients without being tied to your office. Remember, however, to turn it off occasionally when you have other important things to do (like donning gumboots and splashing in puddles with your two-year- old). Make time for yourself to do something that is just for you. Hard to do, I know, when you have a lot of demands on you. I have found that the trick is to commit yourself to some- thing with set times and dates -- maybe an exercise class, a weekly golf match or other sport, or a coffee or movie date with friends. For me, my fortnightly massage is my sanity saver. Mostly, remember that finding that balance is more of a journey rather than a destination, as things are always changing. Ditch the guilt as much as possible, because you will never be caught up on all the things you expect yourself to do and just enjoy the ride of life. Call me at the chamber of com- merce on 527 9812 if you would like more ideas on how you can make business life easier and help your business be more profitable.
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