I get it-it’s not straightforward balancing a full-time running a blog life-style whereas tending to household full-time as effectively. However guess what, Mompreneur? If you’d like this, you are able to do it!
On this submit and podcast episode (yay for one more podcast this week!) I wish to share with you 5 mompreneur stability hacks that can make it easier to along with your running a blog whereas elevating children.
I’ve two daughters – and though they’re now on the older side- each a teen and a preteen, I’ve been running a blog with them in tow since they have been each toddlers. I perceive the complexities of a stay-at-home and work-at-home life-style and what which means for mother bloggers.
Largely it means, we’ve to discover ways to stability, or juggle our tasks, in order that we are able to a minimum of try and get all of it completed.
Relaxation assured that though you received’t probably get it all completed, that you’ll a minimum of have made some headway in conducting your targets.
What are the hacks I used for the previous 14 years to assist me stability mother life (and mompreneur life) whereas running a blog?
Make a flex schedule.
Mother-life wouldn’t be the identical with no flex schedule. We have now to offer ourselves time to get all of it completed (or most of it anyway) and that requires plenty of freedom to maneuver issues round in a day (or week).
The way in which I do it’s, though I’ve a set time to work (my block schedule), I give myself the choice to maneuver that block of time round wherever and nonetheless obligatory.
So let’s say I usually work from 1- 4 pm on weekdays, however I’ve a dentist appointment scheduled on Wednesday at 2 pm out of city. I’d merely simply take that 1-4 pm I’d usually work on Wednesday and transfer it again to 5-8 am in order that I get the identical period of time and work completed, all earlier than my child wakes up.
Generally I’ve to maneuver my work blocks to the late night and generally to a weekend. I’d even have to interrupt up my 3 or 4 hours into 1-hour chunks unfold all through the week.
For essentially the most half, nonetheless, I prefer to preserve my period of time running a blog the identical per week. At the moment, I’m working at an virtually full-time tempo, breaking apart my hours all through the week as wanted.
Minimize out filler actions.
This can be a large one for me as a result of Netflix will get me each time. However in case you can lower out extraneous actions whereas working you’ll be rather more productive.
One factor I’ve realized to do is to solely concentrate on my writing and nothing else. If I’m running a blog, that’s precisely what I’m doing. Crafting my posts- and not checking social media.
Staying utterly centered on one process at a time and never taking place rabbit trails – like checking e mail, for example- can assist tremendously in productiveness.
Pre-plan your posts.
I like to know what I’m going to jot down about earlier than I fireplace up my laptop computer. The way in which I deal with that is to ensure I’ve already pre-written a number of outlines in order that once I’m prepared to begin running a blog, all I’ve to do is start.
Writing my submit concepts out and creating outlines for them hurries up my productiveness to double the time than if I have been to analysis a submit, then write it up one submit at a time.
I prefer to batch my work, getting all of the analysis and matters out of the best way in a single setting, then going again to create outlines for them in one other sitting.
Finally, when it’s time to jot down my posts, I have already got a street map earlier than me and I can simply plug in and begin writing.
It’s a lot simpler this manner! As a busy mompreneur, you want all of the shortcuts you may to be able to make the running a blog life simpler and extra fulfilling.
Solely write, nothing else.
It’s like I discussed earlier- concentrate on solely the duty at hand. If I’m writing, I’m not checking social media, however neither am I making a podcast. I’m solely writing.
Batching out my actions makes issues a lot simpler. For instance, if I’m making a weblog submit picture for one weblog, why not for a number of? I’m already in Canva, so I could as effectively create a number of photographs without delay.
If I’m solely centered on writing- which is the majority of my running a blog activities- then I can crank out a number of posts inside an hour’s time.
Specializing in one process at a time actually improves pace and productiveness.
Top-of-the-line issues you are able to do as a mompreneur is to ensure you’re getting taken care of.
What does enjoyable imply to you? Issue that into your life frequently and maintain your self.
I usually prefer to get away for a stroll and have espresso. It’s an excessive amount of enjoyable to reside downtown the place strolling to a espresso store solely takes 2 minutes!
I really like an occasional gourmand espresso at a elaborate espresso store (or simply my native one), so I’d exit with one other mompreneur pal some weekends.
I have a good time small achievements by rewarding myself with particular treats that imply so much to me.
I additionally prefer to encourage myself with a each day calendar check-off simply to maintain me motivated, and that is all a part of my enjoyable.
Largely, I simply attempt to do not forget that the mompreneur life shouldn’t be all about work, work, work, and no play. We have to pay our payments, however it’s additionally good to put apart some cash to spend for pleasure– and to take action frequently to maintain our spirits up.
What does factoring in enjoyable imply for you?
Going out to have a good time with girlfriends? Saving up for a cruise for your loved ones? Taking your children to Disney? Taking your self to a spa?
Work out what enjoyable is for you, and attain for it!
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