Smart Strategies to Manage your Home Business during the School Holidays
Are you delighted at the opportunity to spend quality time with your little cherubs?
Are you feeling guilty because you feel you have to spend time keeping the business going so you don’t have much time for the kids?
Are you not enjoying the time with your kids because you are worrying the business is being neglected?
Are you feeling so frazzled about the whole thing that you aren’t enjoying work or family life?
Regardless of which of these you find yourself feeling, there are things you can do to manage the next couple of weeks. Here are a few strategies to help you not only get through but enjoy these school holidays;
- Set clear, strong boundaries between work and family time and implement them
- Don’t mix work and family time – this doesn’t work for anyone. Keep them separate
- Create a schedule of what you are doing when – this will help with point 2.
- Prioritise hard – look for stuff that can wait for two weeks.
- Avoid SuperMum Syndrome – look for where you can enlist some help e.g. family, friends.
- Delegate – what can you delegate out? Doing everything yourself won’t lead to success whether it is school holiday or not. Don’t use “I can’t afford help” as an excuse. Get creative. For example, students looking for a few hours work experience could be an option, there are people you can hire on an hourly basis and virtual PA’s available to help.
What other creative ideas can you come up with?
Your kids grow up fast. Once each year is gone, it is gone for good. When you become a parent of a grown up kid will you be saying “I wish I had spent more time with them when they were younger” ? or “I wish I had spent more time at work while the kids were younger”.
I invite you to get creative and look for what things you can put in place to enjoy running your home business during these school holidays without feeling stressed, guilty and frazzled.