Time management is a difficult issue for moms that work from home.
Most of us are trying to build successful business empires, take care of our growing families, and make time for self care, while balancing household chores, and children’s extracurricular activities, hence the reason why we decided to stay home.
But it’s not easy working from home, especially if you have a young children like me.
Most days I feel like I’m running from one task to the next while chasing after my 2 1/2 year old princess in the middle of potty training and going to the local playground, without stopping to reflect on the accomplishments of the day.However, I find a bit of satisfaction when at the end of the day, I am able to mark my to do list, a to done list with both my business and taking care of my household.
Having a schedule is major but we all know with young children things do not always go as planned. Between, doctor’s visits, play dates, over tired children, bumps and bruises, we have to learn to become very flexible with our schedules.
It is still essential to have a general schedule to keep everything flowing to continue to cross everything off your to do list.
Here are a five awesome tips that I have learned to help manage my time while working from home with a young children.
1. Nighttime and morning routine for young children:
Nighttime routine: Lay out children’s clothing that are going to wear to school every school night, pack snack in back pack, make the school lunches at night, and stay on bedtime schedule.
Morning routine: Wake up every morning at the same time, shower and brush teeth, put on school clothes, breakfast, motivational prayer and affirmations, leave for school.
2. Rest: Get at least seven or eight hours of sleep per night, this should actually be number one on the list.
3. Organization: Do one thing at a time, check emails, follow up with clients, make phone calls, edit blog posts.
4. Schedule: Commit to a doable schedule to block out at least two hours a day for writing, pitching, coaching, editing, or networking with other bloggers or creative business owners.
5. Create a prioritized list: Write down a list, set your priorities and remain faithful to your list each week.
Prioritize: general work at home, blogging, time that children return home from school, project deadlines, making dinner, household chores, running errands, and work at home hours.
How do you have better time management as a work at home mom?