Right now we are trying to survive the Pandemic. Legit. This is so hard for me to say because it doesn’t feel real. I didn’t ever think something like this would happen, but here we are. Some of us are able to work at home, some aren’t and it’s hard for everyone. I am praying for everyone, especially those who are experiencing financial hardship. It’s devastating to so many. I am compassionate enough to think of everyone and want to share some tips that work for me, in my situation as a work at home mom.
My job doesn’t stop, this is a place I share my life. This is my life. I am wearing AirPods right now, to keep mickey mouse out of my head. I am trying to get some thoughts out in between referring to my right and watching dinner cook to my left. I have to share the amazing new Butcher Box I just got! This month you can get Ground Beef for life when you subscribe to Butcher Box! YAY.
As for working at home while trying to be mom at the same time. The AirPod trick works. I have mine in almost all day, with very low background music…. My kids and I have a routine down and bedtime is still strict. I am getting by every day by incorporating both physical and mental games, I start the morning with a fun activity. I can’t let them lounge around too long so they have been enjoying going outside. Today they played in the snow and to keep them busy I added food coloring to random spray bottles. I had to consolidate bottles but I made due because I NEEDED to go over emails while I watched them play from the window…
In addition to incorporating exercise in the morning, I am moving from there to breakfast. Then something relaxing, Kourtney chose to play babies in her playhouse. Kalvin watched a kid’s video doing puzzles and colors. He was entertained for a while with that. Then we switched and he played in the kitchen. Then we made lunch. Kalvin helped me cook the noodles for mac n cheese. He washed some dishes… changed his clothes and then we ate lunch.
After lunch, I try and do a craft with the kids. Today we made an easter door hanger. I saw something on Etsy and recreated it with cardboard. I work in between all of these things. I keep my computer handy. I keep lists and I go threw my emails at least 3 times a day, immediately flagging important emails, and deleting spam.
If I have a call to make I schedule it during free play time/tv time. The tips that I think are most important are to keep your mind as clear as you can. Keep notes. Keep your inbox clean and have a practical do to list. When you are considering a to-do list time block. Give yourself TIME for each task. I can actually fold a lot of laundry in an hour. So I go through the house and wash everything, usually like 4 loads, and then I spend an hour folding it all at once.
Take advantage of your on-demand and convenient options when possible! I love meal subscriptions and Instacart. Plate Joy is amazing when I am in a cooking rut. During this quarantine, I am extra thankful for my Butcher Box! I had a freezer full of organic grass-fed meat because I had just received my order. The March promo is so generous! It incorporates 2 pounds of ground beef for the life of your subscription! Did someone say meatballs?
That is all I have to offer you, that and I support drinking on Monday and at noon when necessary. I also suggest waking up EARLY and going to bed EARLY. Starting your morning by spending time with mental clarity preparing your day is so important to me. I notice it helps so much, along with drinking my UNICORN DRINK. I’ll share the recipe for that soon! Its gut health, energy and collagen so its the ultimate full-body energy, health and beauty supplement!
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