As a work from home mother, there is a lot that of things that I have to juggle. If you are a work from home mom or is planning to be one, the daily chores will overwhelm you. You have to take care of your children, your household, your career and more. This is enough to leave any woman feeling frazzled. However, it’s possible to juggle it all effortlessly if you take certain strategies into account. Consider these three ways you can balance it all and take care of yourself.
1. Utilize delivery services.
If you can minimize the number of trips you make to the store, you’ll make your life a lot easier. When you have some down time, use your laptop to get some shopping done. You can purchase household necessities like your groceries online and get them delivered. If your little girl is in need of toddler girl leather shoes, you can order those online as well. Take advantage of the world wide web because it is such an amazing resource. It’ll make your life a lot easier.
2. Use a planner.
If you don’t make a plan, this is a perfect way to plan failure. At the top of each month, write down a list of all the goals you intend to achieve. Also, break each goal down into separate tasks. There are a lot of planners that are available online to order too! When you are intentional about focusing on daily tasks, it’s a lot easier to get a bigger goal completed. Use your planner to remind you about the items you need to take care of. This way, you’ll also avoid procrastination and disorganization.
3. Ask friends and family for help.
Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask family and friends for help. Try not to make it a regular occurrence for one person though. If you’ve asked your mother-in-law to help out with the kids while you and your husband have a date night, try not to ask her again for a few weeks. Don’t wear out people’s willingness to help.
If you put some of your friends on a schedule to help you, this might work as well. If you ask a friend to babysit for two hours on a weeknight, this will give you a chance to get away for a much-needed massage or errands.
Gracina Estrella – Cabanog is a Digital Marketing and Growth Strategist for Businesses. She is a mother of two and a wife to a tech geek. When she is offline she cooks, watch TV and hangs out with friends and family on the beach. Join her free Facebook Community of Social Media Marketing Learners, too! She is the founder of the startup SparkHiveMedia.com