Five Ways To Make Being A Work-From-Home Mom Less Stressful
When you work from home, no matter how much of a success your career is, it can be stressful. Not all women that work from home are moms, but those that do have more things to stress them out, and more things to concern themselves with when it comes to focusing on work.
You can be a great mom and be a successful woman working from home, you just need to have a space made for work and continually be setting goals. Here are some things that should help.
Downsize Your Stuff
When it comes to working from home you need to make sure that you can stay focused. You also want to make sure that you have a space you can call your home office. This may mean that you’ll need to do some downsizing.
Maybe you’ll want to turn your spare room into your home office since you never really have a lot of overnight company anyway. Maybe you’ll want to get rid of some excess furniture since one of your kids is off to college and it will free you up some space for a desk in the living room.
A messy and disorganized home can be a huge work distraction. Don’t just keep your workspace tidied up, deal with the rest of your home as well. You don’t want to continually be thinking about that load of laundry that needs to be done or the sink full of dishes.
You may want to invest in some organization items for your office as well. A messy desk can quickly spoil a successful workday.
If you schedule in break times around the needs of your children you may find that you have fewer interruptions and fewer distractions. Even women that work from home need a break every now and again, so take them when you can.
Have A Designated Workspace
One thing many women make a mistake with when they first start working from home is not having a designated workspace. By having a home office you are setting up boundaries for yourself and your family. This way you can set your mind to work when you’re in your office and everyone else knows that’s work time too.
Leave Room For Interruptions
As a mom, and as a wife, you are going to experience disruptions in your work day. Leave room for them, don’t let them stress you out or ruin your whole day. Take a few moments away when you need to and then get back to work as soon as you can!
It’s a sheer sign that you are a successful work-from-home mom when you can step away from the computer and the desk and deal with some spilled milk, and walk right back and start typing the sentence you left off on without wanting to pull your hair out.