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Time management tips seems to be the top of the average work-from-home Mom! We all wish we had the luxury of time, or simple an hour more a day to finish everything on our to-do list.
Picture this; you have a beautiful, active, busy family. You are building the business of your dreams. You love to create and expriment with art or recipes. You enjoy working out and spending time with the girls. Time is limited to 24 hours and we all would like a few extra mins...
to keep up with crazy hockey schedules, one too many lunches to pack, back-packs to fill, as well as homework, projects and tests.... you get where I am going with this?!
So, in an attempt to organize my home life, and in the hopes of managing my time better, I've set a few boundaries.
My Top Time Management Tips!
First of all, I've delegated chores to my family. That's right. Every person shall pick up after themselves, make their beds, pack their snacks and be accountable for their own possessions.
Second, I will not change my business schedule around for reasons to do with; an unplanned activity or a family invitation to socialize etc. If that means saying "No" more than usual, so be it. My time spent on my business is just as important as having to punch the clock at a traditional J-O-B.
Thirdly, put it down in writing! I have laid out expectations so there are no questions, complaints, or protest. I even came up with this handy menu idea to help me with the tedious, but important, chore of packing lunches and preparing dinners.
It's kinda fun! Check out this menu planning idea...
Oh, and lastly, I now start my morning with the most important to-do on my list! I work through that list and only when it has been completed, do I reward myself with a coffee date, time for a walk with the pup or any other fun, indulgences that fill me up energetically!
What are your Top Tips for Juggling your hectic schedule?!
As a work-from-home Mom, I enjoy a few amazing perks;
like ... working in pjs,
not having to fight traffic,
freedom to schedule my day,
and unlimited income potential - just to name a few.
Some days, right before the "Mom Hat" comes on, and when I need just a few more minutes to send an email, or make one more call,
BUT the family is back from school/work, and my attention is being pulled in every direction - What is one to do?!
I use to get frustrated, sometimes even annoyed with my family for interrupting. But they weren't in the wrong. No one was really.
Soooo.. I came up with a simple solution for work-from-home Moms everywhere!! I printed this sign off the other day, and if I am on "that" call, need "those" few more minutes, etc. I just hold up the sign with a smile!
The first time I used it, it was received with a smile, a nod, and a few more minutes that I really needed - easy!
It's easy to become distracted, to step away from your desk when you have unfinished work. Discipline is key when building your home based business, and sometimes using humor - like this sign - is just what you need to stay on track!