Are You A Mom Looking To Work From Home?
As a mom of two who works from home I know that working from home is such a great option especially for moms who are looking to sit back and take care of their kids.
You get to bring in extra income and if you really focus on it with determination and planning you can also build your own business online and earn a full time income from it.
But having kids around also means that if you are not very intentional with your strategies you may end up not getting any work done.
I am a mom of two (Harper and Grayson) and I can tell you from experience that when they get off school they require a lot of my attention which means I concentrate less on work and more on my kids unless I hire a sitter to watch them after school, which if your family is currently on a tight budget this may not be a great option for you.
Today I would love to help you make things better, concentrate and get more work done even if you only spend 2-3 hours on your work from home job or business.
Use a digital planner or a note pad either way the major goal is to make sure that you go through the tasks, activities and chores that needs to be done the next day the night before.
I once watched a video of an online entrepreneur say that if it doesn’t go into her planner then it doesn’t get done and this is the level of consistency I am talking about, so take a few minutes this evening before bed and plan out what you will be doing tomorrow and specific times required to get to it including how long each activity should take.
Planning is one thing but sticking to the plan you made is another, it’s very easy to get on a call or run out to pick groceries and get carried away when you run into a friend or even get on social media and forget how many hours you have been on it thereby cutting into time you already mapped out for the next task.
This doesn’t mean that you need to wear a suit or heels but the mind is really tricky and a lot of moms who work from home have reported to have been able to do more work when they actually shower and throw on a clean and nice shirt with a jean.
This helps get you mentally prepared for work and it send a subconscious message to your brain that it’s time to work.
When planning your work try to map out tasks that can be carried out in batches together, let’s say for instance “scheduling: If you would need to schedule for 7 days in one day try scheduling for 21 Days instead that way you will not have to come back to scheduling in a few days again.
This helps create a better, faster and easier work flow for you.
A routine helps kids stay organized… for the most part of the day especially if you are consistent with it.
Try creating a visible calendar that can be placed in a strategic position in your home where the whole family can see it.
Work according to a pace that is comfortable for you and your family, make sure that you do not fall into the trap of overworking yourself and not getting enough rest or spending enough time with your kids, always refer back to your priority list every now and then.
Did you find any of these tips helpful? If yes please feel free to share with a mom who might need this!
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