Working at home can provide a beautiful synchrony of spending quality time with your children and earning a paycheque in the process. It can eliminate the internal stay at home versus working dilemma and allow you to continue to learn and grow alongside your children. Failing to take certain aspects of working from home into consideration, however, can result in disaster. Only time will tell whether working from home will be the best of both worlds for your family, but you can get a jump on some of the most common issues by implementing the strategies outlined here.
The joys of summer! That time of year we yearn for during long winters. Sun-filled days beckon us to head outside. Kids are out of school and each day is filled with endless adventures and possibilities. There is so much fun to be had. But your home-based business still needs attention over the summer. All the time and effort you put into your business the rest of the year doesn’t suddenly stop because it is finally nice outside. So how do you manage your business, your kids being at home and still enjoy the season?
When running a household and a home-based business, who doesn’t find it tough to manage their time? With school breaks, sick days, constant interruptions, errands, volunteering, working irregular hours, etc., it’s a wonder we get anything done with such a fractured schedule! The fact is there will always be demands on your time. These never ending demands can make you feel overwhelmed, cause anxiety and end up paralyzing your productivity, pushing you further down the rabbit hole of overwhelm.
Making the decision to return to work after maternity leave is an important, serious and potentially uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing. The prospect is fraught with challenges, and can even feel like starting a new job! ‘What if I don’t fit in with the new team?’ ‘Am I dressed right?’ ‘Do I remember how to do my old job?’ The quandaries can be nerve-wracking.
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