If so, a shortened workday of five, six or seven hours can help make the difference between stress and sanity as you juggle your work and personal lives.
With fewer hours on the job, you may find yourself with more energy to get the job done.
If you'd like a full day off during the week, a shortened workweek may be your best option. A three or four day workweek can be an affordable option that works well in most professional positions. Fewer than three days a week and you may be unable to meet your job duties—unless you job share.
A job sharing arrangement is a form of part-time work where two people share the responsibilities of one full-time position.
For professionals or managers and others in high level career paths, job sharing is an attractive work option for keeping on the career track while still allowing more time outside of work.
Careful consideration of your priorities in your personal, financial and professional life help guide your choice of the best work option for you.
Pat Katepoo is founder of WorkOptions.com, where working mothers and others learn how to get their boss to say "yes" to their flexible work request.