3 Tips on Time Management for Work from Home Moms
A problem that many work from home Moms find is the ability to manage their time, with all the tasks that are required of them in a day. For Moms that really want to have the best for themselves and their families, time management plays a vital role in their chances of success.
If you are constantly feeling rushed and you find that you are unable to get anything completed during the day, then it might be a good idea to take a look at your time management skills. If you feel overwhelmed and cannot focus on one task at a time or are easily distracted then you should take a step back from the action and spend a bit of time learning some time management basics.
The concept of time management is really quite simple. You need to plan, organize and schedule your time, and make it as clear as possible to be productive. Of course when it comes to being a work from home Mom, there will always be a lot of adversity during any given day and it is something that we need to learn to deal with.
Here are 3 tips to help you be more productive and deal with those times when you are just busy chasing your kids around so that you can still find some time for yourself.
1. Take time to take care of yourself by waking up a little earlier. Keep in mind that you have control over what time you get out of bed. By getting up that thirty to forty-five minute earlier in the morning, you can spend a few minutes having a cup of coffee and writing down your to do list for the day or if you prefer, just doing absolutely nothing. If you do decide to write a to do list then begin by writing down the tasks that you promised to complete either for yourself or your family, and then prioritize them and make a note of when you expect to get them completed.
2. Remember that children can be a powerful distraction and can easily make you lose your focus, so it is essential that you take control of any incoming demands. If you allow it they will be asking you for something every few minutes. Although family must come first the best thing you can do here is teach your children, if age permits, to do things for themselves and to only ask you if it is something that they cannot do. They need to learn that Mom is working from home and is not at their beck and call every minute of the day, unless it is an emergency.
3. Try to keep a pen and notebook handy at all times and write down any random thoughts as they come to you (unless you are driving or doing something else that may be dangerous). This way you can review your information when you are ready and make a decision on how to handle the task. This also helps you make up your mind whether or not the idea is a good one that is worth pursuing. If it is then you can prioritize your time in order to pursue it.
When you write your tasks and ideas into a notebook you will find that it can really help you to deal with distractions and will empower you to focus better and feel more in control of your time. A note pad and pen are essential tools when it comes to time management, particularly in a work from home situation.
The world we live in today is super busy and time management is vitally important, especially for work from home Moms, because they are not only working but are also responsible for keeping their families together. Their days are filled with running around for the children, working on all sorts of projects and at the same time working on a home based business. Without proper time management skills Moms will find themselves surrounded by chaos
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