I work in Afghanistan - outside my home country. I do not have my family with me in here (quite logical). I have started prepping from April 22, 2011. I am keeping up my GMAT prep side-by-side working with an INGO. Things are going really great with my GMAT prep till now as, I feel, my capacity and stamina to deal with/conquer GMAT is improving (though not yet close to 700-zone). However, recently, I can understand that I am not giving adequate time to my family (wife+father+mother) whereas I used to talk with them for over an hour every day. As a result, though I am improving my GMATting skills, I am unable to enjoy the thrill of that improvement. One thing is always poking in my mind: "If I can save a minute from my family-time (the minutes I spend while I call them), I can add that minute to hone my GMAT skills." Pertained to the previous poking, whenever I talk with my family-members, sometimes I feel if I could give this minute to my GMAT prep.
I will be really thankful, if anyone of you come up with at least one suggestion
so that (using the suggestion) I can heal the pain that I have already caused to my family and so that I can establish a very nice Family-and-GMAT prep balance.
PS: I understand how important it is to give time to family and to have a WORK-LIFE balance.
PPS: Sorry, if I am really disorganized in my writing. You may understand "WHY?".