Tuesday, January 2, 2024

'Is It Time To Work Again? How You Can Work From Home Around the Kids

Working and a career may have defined you before you had children. But fast forward to today and your life might now work around school runs and extra curricular activities rather than conference calls and deadlines. However, many mothers get to a stage where they would like the chance to work once more, but often being employed means too much time away from the home. But, you could work from home and for yourself and it is easier than you think. With that in mind, here are some of the things to think about.   

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What could you do?  

One of the first things to decide would be what you want to do when it comes to earning money and working. Being a mom means that your mind may have been preoccupied with other things, but if you don’t necessarily want to go back to the career that you once had, then you can do whatever makes you feel passionate. There are aspects of working from home that means that you can work for yourself. Being creative, writing a blog, sharing life on Instagram and becoming an influencer. But you could also look at supplying products and services. If you have an idea to take some time to work out the kinks and whether it is a viable option for you. 

Where can you work? 

The next thing to think about would be where you can work in your home. A designated area to have work things can help you to differentiate between working time and when you can be present at home. This might be a desk in the corner of the room, or it may even be a home office if your house or property allows the space. Of course, this may not be possible so you might need to consider making improvements to areas such as the kitchen to accommodate working space. Maybe a breakfast bar or island created out of cultured marble could be a great space to have for your computer and work materials. Having the separation can help you to concentrate on work when needed but also sign off when you want to be with the family. 

Do you have what you need? 

You might want to take some time to think about what it is you need to do the work you have decided upon. Technology will be important, and a decent connection to WiFi for downloading things and using online software systems. If you already have tech such as an iMac or Mac computer, then you may want to ensure the latest downloads have been completed. Having the right technology in place will make things much easier when it comes to your working from home life. 

Keeping to a routine

The next thing to think about would be to keep to a routine. This can be essential when it comes to working from home as it can be hard to distinguish between when home life ends and work begins and vice versa. A routine, such as working hours or time management systems that you put in place can help you to stay on track. 

Let’s hope that these tips help you to work from home around the kids. 

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