Productivity Tips for Work-at-Home Moms

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When it seems like you have way too much to do, how do you become more efficient? Follow these easy productivity tips!

Come on now – get that coffee brewed and roll up your sleeves! They say that the early bird gets the worm, so we put together the best productivity tips for work-at-home moms.

Productivity tips for work at home moms.

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As a mom, we wear many hats: caregiver, cleaner, home chef, scheduler, carpool chauffeur. Can you relate? Yup, we thought so.

For work at home moms, productivity is crucial. Being a parent is a full-time job in itself, so imagine putting a conventional career in the mix? It takes a lot of focus and task-juggling, but it’s definitely feasible.

You, amazing mama, can excel in both.

How to Schedule Yourself as a WAHM

Work-at-home moms, also known as WAHMS, have tons of duties to take into consideration. First and foremost, scheduling work time vs. parenting time involves a lot of thought. How do you balance it all? We need to not only focus on our families, but our careers as well.

The very best productivity tips for work-at-home moms. Raising a family is a huge juggling act - imagine adding a conventional career in the mix? Check out how we balance it all!

Our Very Best Productivity Tips for Work-at-Home Moms

Most work-at-home moms strive on a rigorous routine to successfully complete their mommy/work day. When it comes to parenting, routines are crucial. But, they’re only effective if you’re actually productive within that scheduled time.

For this reason, we put together a list of productivity tips to keep your sanity and tasks in-check. Take a look:

Enjoy Breakfast/Coffee at the Start of the Day

This one may sound simple but sometimes, it’s the simplest of tasks that are the most effective. Let go of any excuse that you can’t enjoy a hot brew. Make an effort and carve out time to enjoy a healthy breakfast and cup of Joe first thing in the morning.

You may have to wake up earlier or arrange “quiet time” with the kids – but make it happen!

The very best productivity tips for work-at-home moms. Raising a family is a huge juggling act - imagine adding a conventional career in the mix? Check out how we balance it all!

I actually talk about the importance of “morning coffee time” in my mommy self-care guide. You’ll find that with the extra fuel, you’ll be so much more productive within your day.

Get Ready at the Beginning of the Day

As a work-at-home mom, it’s easy to lounge around in your comfiest clothes. I mean, no one really sees you, right?

Remember what they say: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

In an article from Scientific American, studies have shown that “what you wear can influence your thinking and negotiating skills…”

The very best productivity tips for work-at-home moms. Raising a family is a huge juggling act - imagine adding a conventional career in the mix? Check out how we balance it all!

Getting ready for work can be crucial in your productivity. As WAHMs, we don’t really get out as it is. Feeling fresh in a clean, work-appropriate outfit can help boost your confidence and get you going at the start of your day.

Be Sure to Take Breaks

Taking breaks is vital in your productivity. They help reduce mental fatigue and boost brain function.

How to create your own schedule as a WAHM.

Be sure that your breaks are scheduled and well thought-out. Taking too many breaks or very long ones can cause an opposite effect and hinder productivity.

Time Block

Time blocking my schedule has changed my day-to-day… for the better! There are several ways to go about it. Find a process that works best for your family and schedule.

The very best productivity tips for work-at-home moms. Raising a family is a huge juggling act - imagine adding a conventional career in the mix? Check out how we balance it all!

I complete mine with a “big to small” approach. I start “big” by jotting down my tasks for every week. Then, I scale those tasks down on my daily schedule, with specific time frames for completion.

The time blocking method helps me manage my day. It ensures that I am getting things done in a timely, productive manner.

Schedule Work Tasks a Week in Advance

Advance scheduling helps a lot with time blocking. Every Friday, I write-out my entire schedule for the following week. This gives me a good idea of what’s to come, allowing myself to mentally prepare (and then relax for the weekend!).

Maintain Regular Work Hours

The hardest part about being a WAHM is “signing off” for the day. Your office is your home, your home is your office. When do you know to check-out and leave work, when you’re always (technically) there?

The very best productivity tips for work-at-home moms. Raising a family is a huge juggling act - imagine adding a conventional career in the mix? Check out how we balance it all!

Be sure to give yourself regular working hours – this ties in with your time-blocked schedule.

When it comes to actual work, I schedule myself with normal working hours. Once those hours are complete, there is no going back… not to my emails, my computer, etc. I am signed off as if I actually “left” the office.

To summarize

How to Stay Productive While Working from Home:

  • Enjoy your breakfast and coffee at the start of the day
  • Get ready/dressed at the beginning of the day
  • Take breaks!
  • Time block and schedule everything out a week in advance
  • Maintain regular working hours

Are you a work-at-home mom? Which one of our productivity tips do you think will work best for you?

How to stay productive while working from home.

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