Being a working mum or a business mum is nome us for not getting the job done! Millions of mums around the world are making great strides in whatever they do, and you can, too, if you know how to remain productive.
There tips will help you no matter your circumstances:
Work in the morning
As if you get enough sleep at night…now you’re being asked to wake up earlier than usual to work? Really? Yes, really!
Usually when you just wake up and you eat breakfast, your mind is stimulated and you end up gaining more focus. So, try working in the morning to see if that works or helps you keep on top of your workload. Start by waking up half an hour earlier everyday and you’ll be amazed at how much you can achieve when the rest of the household is still snoring away. Once your body gets used to it, you can make it an hour earlier and watch your productivity go from strength to strength.
Afternoons are precious
If you aren’t your most focused in the morning, try doing your most important work during the afternoon. This may be a time when everyone in the office is going out for lunch. You can have yours a little earlier or later, so that you’re alone in the office, free from distractions, so you can plough through any work you need to get out of your in tray.
Removing distractions is the best way to gain momentum and to stay focused throughout building your campaign. If you work with young babies at home, this isn’t always easy, neither is a noisy boss in the office. But don’t despair, there is still hope!
Have you though about getting a mother’s help? They are the cheapest form of childcare going, and can come for as little or as many hours a day/week you need. Mother’s helps tend to be college age or undergraduates, and you will be at home with them. They are a great resource when you just need an extra pair of hands to help with your child when you’re taking business calls, or doing work that requires your undivided attention for an hour or so.
Another distraction could be self inflicted – social media. If you’re guilty of this, try removing all of the distractions around you like Facebook, checking emails, text messages, and really spend time on what you’re doing. You can set aside some core hours in your day when you don’t touch your mobile phone – important people can call your landline, for example. Or you can set a special ringtone for important people so you know when to ignore phone calls and texts.
Outsource your work
When you’re trying to grow your business, the last thing you probably want it to add more cost, but outsourcing doesn’t have to break the bank. It also means that you can free up your time to focus on more important and revenue-generating activities in your business so you should. Ore than cover the cost for taking on an extra pair of hands.
When you outsource your work, you give someone else the responsibility for specific pieces of work, it frees you up to spend time with your family, or do something else for your business. You can outsource your social media management, the generation of invoices and anything else that would be helpful to you.
Get an education
No matter what kind of business you’re tying to build, if you get an ebook, join a membership, or seek help on the topic, you can succeed and increase your productivity. It doesn’t have to be a coach per se, although they can be very beneficial, it could be someone else in a similar business to yours, or someone who lives and works in the other part of the country but has a similar local business you can share ideas and experience with.