When you are a parent and running a successful business, it can sometimes feel like life is running you and you are always playing catch up. It can become easy to get yourself feeling overwhelmed and bogged down, but the good news is there are small changes you can make and steps to take that will make things run a lot smoother.
Get A Head Of Things
Where possible try and be proactive and get ahead where you can. Commitments with the business, juggling the children and their own personal schedules can have you being pulled in different directions. So when you get some free time, try to use these wisely and put that time into jobs that will make your life easier. It could be as simple as getting out their school uniform the night before or preparing dinner in advance. It is these small actions that can save you time and make everything easier for you.
Having a list of what needs to be done, will help you keep on track. It will allow you to prioritize your jobs and plan when within the day they will get done. It is simple, yet highly effective and extra rewarding when at the end of the day you can see all tasks have been completed.
If time is a precious commodity, use it wisely. Instead of driving and going around the shops use online facilities to buy the items that you need. You can buy almost anything and everything online. From birthday cards online to all of your groceries. By freeing up travel time you will be able to spend that time elsewhere whilst still guaranteeing that life continues to tick over.
Purge Your Home And Business
Living and operating in a cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind. By purging the non-essentials in your environment will help you gain a clearer mind and perspective. Don’t worry about completing it all in one day, allow yourself the time to work through your business and property and throw away, recycle or give to charity the items that are either broken, no longer used or hold no purpose.
Allow Yourself Time
It may seem counterproductive however it is key that you are allowing and giving yourself time to recharge and have time for self-care. You will find that once you have allowed yourself the time to rest, recharge and mentally unload, you will be more focused and engaged in the activities at hand. You will have more energy to get them carried out, you won’t find yourself getting overwhelmed and stressed and you will have a clearer perspective.
One Task At A Time
You might feel that multitasking is a better option. It isn’t! When you multitask you are automatically taking longer to finish one task and you are more likely to make mistakes or complete them thoroughly and need to go back and redo them. Work through your list task by task. You will get them done quicker.