CREATING DAILY BALANCE AS A WORK AT HOME MOM ~ NEW SERIES!
Welcome to Episode 2 of our ‘Being A Work At Home Mama’ series! This week’s post has been written by the lovely Sara from Get Mom Balanced. She is a Sport Psychologist, Mental Skills Coach, Teacher, Writer and Mama to two gorgeous boys. Today she is going to be talking about creating daily balance when you work from home. Highly appropriate for the author of ‘Get Mom Balanced’ don’t ya think?
If you missed Episode 1: How (And Why) You Should Create A WAHM Schedule, you can go check it out here.
When you work for someone else, and you’re able to do that work from home, there is someone holding you accountable. There are tasks you’re expected to do and likely a regular paycheck coming in. You probably have work hours: you know when to start and you know when your work day will end. Though this may not always be the case, working for someone else, from home, tends to have boundaries that come with it.
When you work for yourself however, you don’t really realise how easily it is to either work too much or not enough. Over the last year I have met so many moms who work from home while their kids are at home.
I used to think that working at home with your kids was not realistic (okay, that’s still quite true) but that it was also unprofessional. If someone else is paying you for your time, they’re not also paying you to watch your kids.
What I failed to realise is that there is a whole world of working moms, many of whom are bloggers and entrepreneurs who are working at home while their kids or there. Or, while their kids or napping. And probably also after their kids go to bed.
I am one of these moms. Working from home can be hard to understand if you haven’t done it. And, if you’re self-employed or run your own business your work days may be far from what you envision.
Working from home, especially when you’re doing something like launching a business or a blog, can be hard. There is so much you want to do, and yet there is seemingly so little time. You may feel that every spare moment needs to be focused on work in order to accomplish what you want to. It’s very easy to let your work and personal life become unbalanced.
While I still find balance a struggle, I’ve found that as a mom who works from home here are 5 strategies that help me create balance in my daily life.
Other episodes in this series:
Messy Nest Mama – 10 Must Haves For The Work At Home Mom – COMING SOON!
Mojitos And Munchkins – Knowing When To Unplug – COMING SOON!
A Day In The Life of 5 Work At Home Mamas – COMING SOON!