Routine, do you have one, do you need one?
As a busy mum of two young ones, I kind of thought I had a routine going and to some degree I did. I got up, fed the kids, shipped them of to school, picked them back up etc However once I started building a business online I realised that my ‘so called’ routine just simply wasn’t working anymore. I picked the kids up and hadn’t even thought about tea, I began rushing to complete homework last minute and you can only imagine the rows I had with my husband. He wanted to know what on earth I was doing between 9 & 3 and to be honest so did I!
So I started to implement a routine with a planner, blocking out time that was needed with my family first. Next came the essential chores within the household and this started to make me decide somethings could be delegated (I hadn’t thought of this before but my children are now of an age they can help) and the time left was for my online business and the all important ‘me time’. I slowly started to work smarter, concentrating on what needed to be done and what really could be left and this is still an ongoing project.
The house is slowly starting to run a little more smoothly, I am not running around like a headless chicken and the family are adapting to this new routine. School holidays however can be a nightmare, especially when building an online business but having the planner and ensuring that sometime, no matter how small, is spent on the essentials; it should work. This will also help me focus more when working, rather than looking busy (another story) and ensure I fit it in around the family (for instance when they are sleeping).
My motto is to always look for the win /win.
I hope this has helped you and understand that mum’s not only need a routine, it is essential to get things done on time, all the time and the kids do appreciate it too; it is even more important when building an online business. If you are struggling with routines, I would be happy to send you my FREE guide ‘How to plan your day’.
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