7 Tips to Balancing Family and Career at the Same Time

Trying to balance your personal and professional life in one place is a big challenge to all working moms out there. However, most of the issues that homebased workers encounter are mostly distractions, interruptions and a lot more.  These issues can be avoided by setting some work at home rules that you should follow for a productive day. Here are some tips on how to balance family and career while working at home.


7 Tips to Balancing Family and Career at the Same Time

Create and Follow Work Rules

Creating some work-at-home ground rules for family members can help set realistic expectations for what you can and can’t do in a workday. Set boundaries around your work in order to create a sense of balance for everyone in the household.

We need to set some guidelines for ourselves especially those who are working at home to ensure that we are not working too little or too much. Another thing is to identify the most common distraction and set daily goals to deal with distractions.

Set Goals

Avoid distractions as much as possible, follow your ground rules, growing your business, spending time with family and advancing your career. And the only way to do this Is to work hard and stick to your daily schedule.

Try to break down your goals and start with your overall vision until you identify your daily goals. You can help yourself by setting reminders through your phone or with notes. Evaluate your progress.

Get Yourself Organized

It takes a lot of effort to think out and implement different ways of keeping your life organized. Find out what works for you and take your time to do this. Create routines to keep you organized both at home and at work. Having a daily routine will help you improve your time management.

Learn to Embrace Change

Expect changes as time goes by. As parents who are working at home, we must recognize that our children grow, gain new skills and have different needs. This goes the same as to our jobs. Our home businesses and jobs will not be the same year after year. So we have embrace change and look for new opportunities or go with the way through transitions at work.

Work the Right Amount

Keep your overall life or professional goals in mind as you set your schedule. There is no “right amount” of work, the important it setting your schedule and stick with it. Keep your overall life/professional goals in mind as you set your work schedule. Work smarter, you can either multitask if your good at it or aim for more effective money-making opportunities.

Continue Learning

Don’t let working at home let you lose in touch with new developments and new technology. Subscribe to professional journals or have a habit of checking news and websites related to your profession. Attending seminars and conferences to enhance your knowledge is a big help. You can join groups in social media, share ideas and help one another. For family life, neighbors and friends are a good source to learn about social and community events for yourself and your family.

Take Care of Yourself

When you work at home and having kids around you, you will have less time for yourself. It is important to give time and pamper yourself. Start exercising, crafts, getting together with friends and family to enhance relationships.

Activities such as having a spa day, daily exercise, date night with your partner or friends. Spending time with your family is likely one of the key reasons that you work at home. Make sure that you’re not multitasking too much and enjoy quality time with the people you love. These are the reasons to work from home and enjoy your family.


How to be More Productive

Personally, I am easily distracted with social media so I really need to organize things through writing it down in my journal to keep me on track. Are you experiencing that too? 

Here are some things that I would like to share with you guys in order to be more organized and productive at the same time. 

How To Be More Productive
1. Get rid of distractions – Honestly, we have to. In order to avoid doing simple task for hours, learn to ignore distractions. Condition yourself ahead of time and make the most out of it. Don’t make yourself popping over social media from time to time. 

2. Wake up earlier – This is true, waking up early in the day makes you more productive and have more energy to start the day. In my case, I wake up one hour and thirty minutes ahead of my time since I am going to work and to also avoid rushing out. 

3. Make sure to take breaks in between – Yes I am the type of person who is easily bored and tend to not focus to my task. That’s why I make sure to take breaks especially when I am writing. It is a way to get you back on track again and also relax your eyes from your computer. 

4. Turn off notifications on your phone especially for social media – If you always turn on your phone notifications, the tendency is you always check your phone more often. Try to turn it off especially when you have work for you to concentrate.

5. Complete task one at a time –  I don’t know about you but for me it is better to avoid multitasking. In my case, I see to it that I do my task one at a time to finish early. There’s no need to completely overwhelm yourself unless your deadlines are tight.

I hope these tips is a big help for you guys. Comment below if you have more tips in mind that you want to share! 🙂