Motherhood brings a totally new lifestyle which demands more of your attention every day. I you think, your responsibilities will be easy as your kid grows up, believe me, that’s the biggest illusion anyone can have. Your responsibilities as a mommy grow as your kids grow.
On the other hand, business needs more and more efforts for the growth too; growing a small business startup is none too different than that of growing a baby. So, being a mompreneur with one kid you should assume growing two babies (business needs to be grown like a baby too), and increase the number when baby number 2 or three are on the way!
Well, this is the point where you decide to have a flexible business model being a mompreneur. Where you need to learn all new things about running a business along with home, you must be open to try new methods depending on your very own situation.
Barbara Anderson who runs an online content development firm shared this optimized method with us. Let’s see how it works.
With a newborn in my arms the very first thing I could understand was that gone are the days when I was able to manage hours of concentration on computer. So, I had to learn a new skill, i.e. working in small intervals. But, it’s not that easy to stop quickly and re-engage even faster, you need to master this skill in order to increase productivity.
Some simple things may help you mastering the skill but only practice makes you perfect. So here is what you may find useful:
1- With a baby; you must take notes of everything. Try Google Keep or whatever the app works better for you.
2- Regardless of the fact that your business is online and your work is all about computers, most important TO DOs should be placed on the busiest location in your home. A whiteboard works perfect for this.
3- Set a reminder before getting up from the computer.
4- Schedule works perfect, i.e. having daily TO DOs list.
5- Tasks that take longer intervals or need more concentration should be scheduled during baby nap time. Read more about taking advantage of baby naps.
6- Here are some productivity apps and tips that can help you organize your tasks in a better way”
Other than Barbara’s advices above I will add one more thing to it; waking up an hour earlier to baby in the morning also lets you do effective and measurable planning. It’s difficult, but practicing for a couple of weeks lets you get used to of the method and things start working.