Manage Your Home as a Work from Home Mom
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Back in summer 2014, we moved to WA. We moved to a 2,500 square-feet house that we purchased. Back then, I was a photographer who specialized in newborn photography. It was a successful venture.
In 2016, we had a baby boy in this very house that had 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The house also had a loft space that was being used as my shooting area, and my office was located at the entryway of the loft.
Just as common people think, we also thought a big house will be better as the family and the business grows. WE WERE WRONG!
The same year, i.e., in 2016, I launched my private editing business and stopped shooting. A house as big was no longer needed to manage work. Those were the times when I used to be extremely unhappy— more than I had ever been. This was all thanks to the idea of owning a big house and having to manage it, especially when you have a kid and a business to look after.
The thought of managing all three together scared me; so, when we moved to AZ in the year 2018, we rented a 1500 square-feet house. It made me very happy. I was at last able to manage work and home nicely as a stay-at-home working mom.
The key takeaways here are the concept of downsizing and de-cluttering. It will not only help you clean out the mess around and manage both home and work easily but will also cleanse your soul.
I am awful when it comes to following a detailed daily schedule when using a daily calendar . And that’s why I use a flexible accountability charts like the habit trackers which tracks my habits and routines just by crossing off what you accomplished that day. The charts will motivate you to do more of what you are doing right and develop a healthy routine. In fact, they greatly helped me achieve my routine goals and therefore myself and my family is!
In case you are inclined to use habit trackers, here are a few activities you should track to effectively manage home, work, and yourself:
· Spending and Non-Spending Days
· Social Media & Blog Posting
· Days you showed up at the Gym
· Healthy Eating & Cheat Days
· Days you cleaned for an hour or more
· Dog Walking
· Days you took your vitamins
Habit tracking is a fool-proof way to ensure you are doing what needs to be done. It will help you get on track and develop healthy eating and living habits. All of this will ultimately bring you success not only as a working woman but also as a mommy, wife, and an individual.
As a starter, sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and think about the habits you want to successfully accomplish over the next 30 days. Write them down in order by morning tasks then mid-day tasks then lastly evening tasks.
Remember to give yourself enough time because it takes you 21 consecutive days to make or break a habit. Start with smaller habits and leave the rest to the habit tracker!