After the pandemic, most companies changed their working model and resorted to some employees working from home to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, this new turn of events did not come with a manual, and mothers are juggling to get everything done. If you are a mother working from home, here are a few tips to help you balance your home-work life.
Establish A Routine
Working from home needs a lot of consistency, discipline, and routine to ensure a higher work rate. Also, an excellent routine begins with a well-spent morning as it slowly translates to a productive day.
But, what does a solid routine look like for mums that work from home? Every mum has a different definition of a perfect morning. However, all these perspectives have a few key elements common to them. These critical elements are balancing work, mum duties, and self-care
When you create a routine and stick to it diligently, all these tasks will start feeling like a habit, meaning that you will execute them without much struggle.
Motherhood is beautiful, yet it comes with many responsibilities if you are a career woman. All these work and home responsibilities will overwhelm you if you are not cautious enough.
Technology has advanced over time, and as time goes, several trends are emerging and digitalizing everything. For you, as a busy mum, you should maximize on these disruptions more than ever.
For example, buying groceries is as easy as clicking or calling to order. And if you want to move, forget the traditional hassle of walking from place to place to get help and perhaps a few contacts.
Today, that lengthy process has been reduced to visiting real estate websites, going through all your available options, getting in touch with an assistant to guide you, and there begins your journey to homeownership.
There is a popular saying that procrastination is the thief of time. This is true, and as a busy mum working from home, procrastinating will have very severe consequences on your productivity.
For instance, if you plan to do something and for whatever reason decide to do it later, it only adds to the list of the things done. When the time comes to do it, and there are other additional tasks, you will have to work quickly and under a lot of pressure to complete all of them in good time.
If you are a busy mum, working from home and struggling to manage your procrastination habits, you can:
Step 1:Take note of the tasks that you put off frequently
Step 2: When doing your tasks, ensure you start with the most dreaded ones
Step 3: For large projects that will take a lot of time, break them into small manageable parts and do them in portions.
Step 4: Take a few breaks to rest, and refresh as you reward yourself for all the tasks you complete successfully.
Whether you just had your first remote job or have worked remotely many times before, being this kind of mum will come with be challenging. There are days you will manage and feel good about yourself, and there are similarly pathetic days that you will dread being all that at once.
Apply the tips on this list, and begin your journey to being a successful mum working from home.