I have been successfully working from home for over 20 years. During that time, I had to quickly learn how to multi-task and manage my time. A common question I am often asked is… “Shelly, how do you find the time to work on your home business and still get your household chores done?”
What I have found is if I stick to a routine and a schedule, I can get my business work, household cleaning chores and cooking done. What has worked for me, might not work for you…but here is how I accomplish my tasks.
Morning Routine – When I get up in the morning, I make and feed my family breakfast and get them ready for school and work. Once they are out the door, I turn on my computer and head to the shower. After I get myself cleaned up for the day, I start a load of wash and unload/load my dishwasher.
I then sit down to have my breakfast while reading and responding to email inquiries. Once that task is completed, I will unload my wash and place it into the dryer…if necessary, start another wash load.
I will spend the next hour working on my business tasks. After one hour, I will do some cleaning up around the house and spend an hour completing those tasks.
Lunchtime/Afternoon Routine – I will prepare lunch and feed my family or myself, and clean up the lunch dishes. I then schedule in another 90 minutes of working time. Once that time is up, I will do another hour of household tasks before doing another 60 to 90 minutes of business tasks.
Evening Routine – I will start dinner and while dinner is cooking, do any household tasks that I didn’t get completed during the day. I will then serve dinner to my family and clean up the dinner dishes. I schedule in 2 hours of family time (homework help, spending time with spouse, etc.)
Night Time Routine – Once I have the children in bed and my spouse is relaxing for the evening, I will spend another 30 to 40 minutes finishing up any business tasks for the day.
As you can see, I have a routine.
You need to sit down and come up with a business game plan and set it into action. Try to stick to your plan as much as possible. Once you have a routine in place, you will find that you can take care of your business, your household and yes…your family.
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Shelly Hill has been successfully working from home in Direct Sales since 1989 and is a Manager with Tupperware. Shelly believes that having a daily working and home life routine is essential for business success. You can visit Shelly online at www.workathomebusinessoptions.com for free business tips and information or at my.tupperware.com/Ravish30