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Working from home is all about discipline, time management, and systems. As an entrepreneur, you won’t have a boss telling you what to do, when to do it, or chastising you for not showing up to work. I believe that the freedom that comes with work at home mum jobs is also the reason that so many women struggle to make it work!
Not everything works for everyone. That is why I asked a group of my blogger friends to share how they balance being an organized stay at home mom with their business to manage as well. They were full wisdom!
How I Manage to be an Organized Stay At Home Mom + Mompreneur
For me, finding the time to build a business from home has really come down to mindset! When I don’t feel like writing, or researching, or creating graphics, I do it anyways.
I have figured out what needs my time in my home, how to make it easier, and what I can neglect in order to focus on more important things. It’s not easy, but figuring out my priorities and systemizing them has really made a difference in keeping things organized.
Knowing what deserves my time and what doesn’t has been critical to my productivity! By following my daily routine and systems, I have managed to streamline my responsibilities and fit in what directly impacts my family’s daily lives while letting the rest go, with work and with home.
How Other Boss Moms Stay Organized
Kai from Kaihernandez.com says:
“For me, the biggest thing was learning how to prioritize what I worked on while my daughter was asleep. I always try to work on the big projects or things that need a lot of dedicated focus while she is napping or after bedtime “
Kai is spot on. I completely agree with her method! Learn more about how she does it here.
Kristina from All Mom Does says:
“Track your time and your money carefully so you can determine your actual hourly wage. If you have kids at home, it can affect your productivity, and a lot of self-employed mamas undervalue their work in order to attract clients or sales. It’s easy to be making $5 an hour or less when you actually tally everything up, and you need to remember – your time is worth something! Don’t under-value yourself.”
Kristin hits some really great points about whether working from home is all it’s cracked up to be, and how to tell if it’s the right fit for you. Read them here.
Miriam from The Very Best Baby Stuff says:
Melanie from Mostly Under Control says:
Joanna from May Virtual Assists says:
How To Stay Organized As A WAHM