Updated on: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

Wow Weekend: ‘Out of my relationship, I am stress-free and happy’

Shweta Tiwari tells LIPIKA VARMA how she keeps stress at bay and strikes a work-life balance
Shweta Tiwari |

Shweta Tiwari |


What do you like the most about your weekends?

The moment my daughter comes to know that I have weekend off, she starts planning. She, along with my son, starts planning the menu. They usually love eating pizza and also ask me to bake cake at home sometimes, during on the weekends. I start collecting all the essential ingredients and get baking. I love taking breaks during the weekends as I love to be with my family.

What makes you look forward to it?

My children and my family wait for these holidays. We look forward to such weekends. My children are very close to me and love me just like I do. Being together on these weekends is what we all look forward to.

How do you like to spend your ideal weekend?

I love to be with my kids. Along with my kids I love to watch cricket, especially big matches.

How do you make your weekend a memorable one?

By reading a book and being all by myself. That is my me time. Usually, this is the time when I love to be reclusive.

Can you talk about your most memorable weekends?

I have been reading my favourite book Fingerprints of God. All of us wish to know the spiritual and brain connections. This book explains about life.

There are many things we think of and we don’t understand the other side of life. Either you believe in God or you don’t.

Another book I enjoy is Many Lives, Many Masters. It is about reincarnation. I believe there are many things that are beyond our knowledge. There must be some truth in it. Sometimes deep down I start pondering about reincarnation. These days become memorable for me. I do go into this mood often.


How often do you go for short getaways on the weekends?

Sometimes I go for picnics with my family and children. There are no specific locations. My children decide randomly and we are off for an outing.

We love to sit home and enjoy things that my children would love to do. But yes, if they wish to go out shopping etc. I do accompany them always.

What kind of food and drink do you treat yourself to on the weekend?

Nothing specific, it all depends on the mood and choice of my children.

Do you believe in a work-life balance concept?

Yes, we need to strike a balance. But I am poor at managing both these ends. If I have holidays and all of a sudden I am called for work, I don’t know how to balance it. I will not bother and always choose my holiday over my work.

I can never strike a balance between my professional and personal life. Thankfully, my children and my family members try to strike a balance for me.

In case they wish to be with me during these working weekends, they will drop in wherever I am shooting and spend some time sharing and caring for me.

Why is it important?

We need to strike a balance professionally merely because firstly, we are passionate about the work that we do. Secondly, we need money. And I am a single earning member of the family. I need to take care of the welfare of my kids.

How do you keep stress at bay?

I never take stress at all. I usually try to find an alternative answer to my problem. I am happy that I am a strong woman. I feel most women are strong.

People might feel that being out of a relationship, I must be stressed out or sad but it’s nothing like that. Being out of my relationship I am stress free and happy.

I am of the opinion that if I am not happy in a relationship I need to go out of it. And now, being out of not one but two relationships, I am very happy.

What tips would you like to give to readers to strike a work-life balance?

Everyone needs to help themselves and strike their work-life balance carefully. Some of the women may not be working, they may be dependent on their other half. Everyone has a different life. They need to solve all their problems accordingly.

Do you think everyone should have a hobby and nurture it no matter the odds?

Yes indeed. Nurturing and maintaining your hobbies will make you happy indeed. Your leisure hours can be utilised doing what you love the most.

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Published on: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 06:45 AM IST