Being a stay at home mom is the equivalent to working 2.5 full-time jobs according to the New York Post, so to add additional work on top of kids and home and meal planning and finances is such a HUGE undertaking.
The true reason you need time management is that it allows you to spend more quality time with those you love and less time completing tasks.
This is why you need time management tips:
Increase your productivity
Allow you to be fully present with your husband and kids
Improve all areas of your life, such as housework, finances, and even self-care
Sit down each night and think about the following day.
All it takes is a few minutes to jot down a few notes and what needs to be done and when you plan to do it.
Instead of using exact time blocks, try to be a bit more flexible by scheduling something for “Afternoon” instead of “2:30 pm.”
This allows some wiggle room for your kiddos to be kids.
Control your social media time
Social media is the black hole of free time.
You sit down to scroll just for a minute and find yourself an hour later watching cat videos.
Help yourself by setting a timer or giving yourself a set time in the day when you’ll allow yourself to “catch up” on all your social media.
One task completed
Accomplish something small and quick first thing in the morning to get your momentum going.
This is a great tip if you’re a morning worker. Grab that laptop and knock out something small to get your brain juices flowing.
I don’t think there’s any way moms could not multitask, but by dedicating all (or at least most) of your focus on a single task, you’ll be able to accomplish more instead of feeling like you’re just spinning your wheels. Which leads to…
Have dedicated work time
Utilize this time as if you’ve left home and are at an office elsewhere, meaning no playtime, no chats with friends, no social media.
It’s a time to focus on the work you need to get accomplished.
You need deadlines when you work from home, especially if you’re an entrepreneur.
When working for someone else, they set timelines and deadlines for you, but when you are your own boss, you have to make sure you’re hitting the timelines that will move you forward and closer to your goal.
Group tasks as much as possible to reduce time spent transitioning.
Step 3: Set a Home Management Schedule
For most, being a work-from-home mom doesn’t negate all of the usual responsibilities of keeping the house clean and preparing meals.
By setting up a home management schedule, you’ll be able to streamline your day and make sure that you don’t lose those precious few minutes of work time to something mundane like washing dishes.
Create a cleaning schedule so that you know what you’re cleaning and when.
Complete your tasks and don’t worry about the rest.
Create your menu early in the week so you don’t find yourself at 7 pm on a Thursday grabbing a pizza for everyone… for the second or third time this week.