5 Tips For Work From Home Moms

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Working from home has plenty of pros and cons. Sometimes navigating the bad days can be pretty stressful. You might have been working from home for a long while, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes we all need a few pointers to help us to improve our routine. To boost your productivity and stay calm, consider these five simple tips.

1 . Try Productivity Apps

To help you to stay on top of your projects, there are plenty of productivity apps that you can try.

Focus Booster: This is a time management app, it can make the process of working from home much easier. The Focus Booster application uses the Pomodoro technique. The idea is that you work in short 25 minute sessions, followed by a short break. The length of the sessions is designed to help you stay focused, and prevent distractions.

Rescue Time: Another great productivity app, Rescue Time helps you to create a schedule, make the most of your time, and block distractions. The app automatically tracks how long you spend on certain tasks and websites.

To remain productive it’s important to create the perfect home office . Create yourself an attractive space, using ergonomic furniture, artwork and plants.

2. Set Manageable Goals

So often we set lofty goals for ourselves that we aren't able to achieve. Therefore, we feel like failures when, at the end of a long day, we look at our to-do lists and see that we've hardly checked any tasks off. When you’re working from home, it’s important to set manageable goals for yourself. For many people, it’s more difficult to be productive at home than it is at the office. The key is to not be overly critical when goals aren't met. Set yourself a realistic schedule with manageable deadlines.

It’s also vital to separate your home life from your work life. When you're working, try not to become distracted by chores! Keep a schedule of your work commitments, and set yourself a task list per day. Working remotely is all about figuring out your limits, and sticking to a healthy balance. It’s important to avoid becoming overworked.

3. Homeschooling Support

If you’ve been working from home throughout the pandemic, you may have also been supporting your kids with their homeschooling. Juggling work, home life, and homeschooling can be tough. It’s best to seek support if you need it. Firstly, arrange appropriate childcare options, to help you focus on work. Next, ask for support from your child’s teacher to ensure that you understand what’s expected.

Make sure that you understand the remote school technology that your child is using. Ask for extra guidance if you are unsure.

4. Breaks Out Of The House

When you’re working from home, it’s essential to take regular breaks. It’s a good idea to get out of the house, even if it’s only briefly. Whether it’s a short walk in the park or a trip to the store, a change of scenery makes all the difference. Taking enough breaks is helpful to boost productivity, helping you to feel more creative when you return to work.

5. Work Week Self Care

Working from home can be tough, especially if you’ve got the kids around most of the time. At the start of lockdown, I felt like I was constantly making meals. As soon as breakfast was over, lunch started, and soon after, it was time for dinner. Every day I needed a break from all the meal prep. It’s vital to focus on self-care throughout the workweek. Ensure that you eat plenty of nutritious foods, and get some exercise. When you’re pushed for time, apps like ‘7-minute workouts’ are useful to support your self-care routine.

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