Balancing Your Home and Business Life without Having Super Powers
For moms who work from home, balancing the home and business sides of their lives can feel downright impossible, especially when the reason they began working from home was so they could spend more time with family.
However, many home businesses actually fail
because moms donít manage to
balance business and home life. How can
you juggle your familyís needs, your business needs and occasionally
find some time for your needs without being a super hero?
However, if you
mention that you need to get a major project done and will be able
to buy a pizza and rent a video when you are paid, you may be
surprised at how quickly everyone pitches in to help out.
Set up a small desk or table for your toddlers
and add crayons and paper so they can help you with your work by
drawing some pictures or writing a letter. Children that are a bit
older can put stamps on envelopes and seal them, paperclip papers
together or do other simple organizational tasks.
that you ask for uninterrupted time to do your job or run your
business, but also make sure that you schedule time for your family
and friends. While you are making up that schedule, donít forget
your significant other. If you sit at your computer all evening
after the children are tucked away for the night, you may end up
with some serious relationship issues!
While you may be tempted to work
non-stop during the time you have dedicated to your business, you
should actually try to take some breaks. Taking a half-hour walk or
having lunch away from your desk can really help you recharge your
mind and keeps your body from growing stiff and tired. When you sit
back down, you can do so with a clearer view of your goals and fresh
energy and focus.
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