Posts with Category: Time Management
Sometimes it can feel like you’re rushing around with such a huge to-do list you never actually accomplish anything. As a parent, that feeling is often magnified by having to manage everyone else’s to do lists as well! Here are five tips to help you get on the right track to actually getting things done:
Do you never have enough time to write your blog? Do you constantly vow to start blogging daily then fail on day one? You need to learn how to save time blogging so you can fit it in with your life. Here are some tips…
I’ve always fancied the idea of a Mifi device. I don’t travel a lot with my business, but I do spend a lot of time out of the house waiting for the children to do this and that, and it’s handy to use that time catching up on social media and similar (it’s necessary for work – really…). Some places I wait have great Wifi connections and others not so great, so I do find myself pulling a lot of phone data each month.
If there’s one thing mums in business struggle with most it’s time management. When you have so many demands on your time, only one of which is your business, you have to so disciplined when it comes to making the most of the time you have available. This is certainly an area I have struggled with, but I think I may have found a technique that works for me – the Pomodoro Technique.
Whether you own your own business or you have a successful professional career in a company, it’s no mean achievement to juggle your work and family life effectively. One part of your life always seems to encroach on the other and more often than not, it can feel as though you can never give each part your full attention.
A couple of months ago I made the big decision to merge my two websites, Motivating Mum UK and Mum’s the Boss. The merger took place on 21st September 2016, and all links from Motivating Mum UK are now pointing to Mum’s the Boss.
Procrastination is the thief of time – so they say
We’ve all had one of those days. You’re sitting on your own in your office and you know that there is something you absolutely need to do, but for some reason you just can’t bring yourself to get going at it.
It’s holiday time again and already you may be beginning to wonder ‘How am I ever going to fit in any work?’. Most of us are self-employed because of the flexibility this affords us to be able to be with the children during their school holidays. But how do you keep everything ticking along?
Nobody said it was going to be easy….but mums are incredibly clever at multi-tasking and time management, and work at home mums even more so. Try not to feel guilty about finding time to do some work in the school holidays – you are still spending more time with your children than normal, and it is good for them to know you have to work sometimes, and that it is for the whole family’s benefit in the long run.
At some time in our lives we’ve all had a Christmas day where we’ve been not been on top form: either a sickness bug brought home by the kids; or the dreaded flu right when you should be relaxing and enjoying yourself! It’s an experience best not repeated!
I’m often haranguing the children at this time of year to wash their hands thoroughly and to keep wrapped up warm to avoid the winter bugs. But what about us Mums? We’re dashing about doing all the shopping, cooking all the food, preparing the house for visitors, making outfits for nativity plays, writing the Christmas cards, as well as attending all the school plays, concerts and services. It’s easy to forget about looking after yourself at this time of year when all your energies are concentrated on ensuring your children and family are having a lovely time!