5 planning tips for work from home mothers

In this age of technological advancement, most of us (working population) prefer to be working from home unless there is a need to be practically present at a place. Embarking on this journey of balancing both work and home is tricky and needs a lot of planning. Now, you can have a cake and eat it too 😉 with these tricks

Get a Scheduler or a planner

Getting a scheduler or planner and planning your weeks ahead is crucial for doing more with your day. So far I have used the following planners which work really well. 

Hobonichi Techo is one of them, this planner is little technical but it is good.

Short term and Long Term goals

Know your short term and long term goals, write them down in your planner.

Your work is your project and the home chores are the business as usual or can be called as operations. For the projects you got to have operations in place and on time.

Deciding Priorities

We are generally torn by time because we do not set our priorities. Knowing your schedule a week ahead, gives you ample time to plan for the priorities. For example, if I have my daughter’s annual day coming up on a particular day, I would reduce that day’s work to half a day but would adjust those 4 hours through the week.

Being flexible

If you are not able to do something on that particular day, have the provision to shift it to the next day. You can have it marked in your diary or journal for the record. Next day planning should take up this activity as an action item.

Set Expectations

Decide the number of tasks you can accomplish in a day. Write them down and see that you accomplish them in totality on that given day.

Rewarding the effort

Reward yourself with something you like when you accomplish all that was decided in that particular week. A reward system helps to keep the work on track.

Set up a planning system that suits your schedule and your family’s schedule.

A proper planning system executed to the “T” and amended wherever required would definitely help you do more on every day.

While setting up your plan, take 30 minutes out diligently to workout. These 30 minutes will definitely give you the ammunition to deal with the chaos of the rest of the day and week.

As Adrian Michael Says

She is a knight polishing her armour
Carrying her own sword
Fighting her own battles and
Making her own glory