Working mothers encounter an onslaught of hurdles when it comes to juggling work and family. There will always be a spouse, partner, child, or pet who will need your care when you're working from the comfort of your home. Maintaining a work-from-home mom's sense of equilibrium is crucial to her sanity. To help you get started, we've curated a list of tips to help you ease off the load and manage your tasks more efficiently!
Set a Schedule
Scheduling is the first step towards becoming more efficient with your time. Set your work hours ahead of time so that you and your loved ones know when you will be working. Make a to-do list for each day and stick to it. A clever age-old time management strategy for working mothers at home is to schedule their work around their family member's nap times. This technique helps you work without any disturbance.
Keep a designated workspace
If you want absolute silence for meetings but lack a workplace in your home, you may have to cram a tiny workstation or table into your bedroom. If you prefer the hustle and bustle while you work, you may benefit from establishing a home office in the living room. Decide what your workplace should be like and organize it accordingly to best suit your needs.
Do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
Hiring a housekeeper is an option if you find it difficult to maintain cleanliness while handling the demands of your career and raising children. Perhaps a daycare or a mother's assistant for one to two days each week is something you should consider if you have younger children at home.
Paid helpers can assist you out around the house by doing chores, making meals, and taking care of errands, all while you focus on more important things like getting work done.
Another alternative is to check if a close relative would be ready to come over once a week to take care of your children, allowing you to get some work done. You might also ask around to see if another stay-at-home parent is open to exchanging child care days with you. This way, both of you can get some work done and save money on child care bills simultaneously, which is ideal.
Working from home may be perilous—it's very common to fall into the trap of thinking of oneself as being "always at work." Set a decent bedtime as one of your limits. The "blue screen" effect of digital gadgets can disrupt your sleep, so turn off your computer at least 30 minutes before you go to bed since it messes with the natural melatonin in our bodies. This will also assist you in clearing your thoughts before falling asleep.
Prepare your meals beforehand
When you're at home with your family, it's tempting to cook up a fresh, delicious meal. Cooking from scratch is a waste of your time. Make a list of what you're going to eat for the day and perform the prep work the night before. This helps guarantee that you are not wasting your valuable daytime on non-work chores that consume a significant amount of your effort that could be better invested at your workstation.
A personal note from me
I started my work from home or working online business before I became a mom, largely with the intention that I wanted to be a work-from-home-mom. I was able to set my own working hours and work right up to the day before my daughter was born. Then step away from the work to be present for her, and then ease back into work as I started to feel more like myself. I found that the working outside of the home I had been doing before hand, just wasn't as easy as it had been before. I did love setting her into the carrier and taking her with me just about everywhere, and clients and colleagues came to know that if I was attending - so would she. However, the toll on me was far too high and I found myself seeking out ways to transition my business online.
When the Covid pandemic hit, I transitioned fully to an online business. It was, and is, such a blessing for me to be able to be present for my (two) children, and to have had a business that not only weathered the pandemic, but thrived through it. The work is meaningful, fun and I set my own hours. I love it, and I would wish it for you too.
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