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10 Smart Time Management Tips For Work At Home Moms

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  1. Thank you for these tips. I completely forgot the one about getting up early. It’s absolutely true; it’s the only uninterrupted time I would get. Now the wheels are turning to see if I can do it and still get enough sleep ….

    • Hey there Sarah,

      I’m right there with you! I try to get up early but it’s hard when I’m going to bed at midnight. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment! Have a great rest of the week!

      Cori

  2. Hi Sophia and Cori-

    Thanks for sharing this post. I remembered reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in highschool and the first thing I learned to do was todo lists and jotting down my thoughts. I’ve been doing it ever since – I don’t know how I could live without it! Sometimes, I think of something I need to do while I am in the middle of something, and I write it down quickly and move on so I can stay focused on my task! Awesome post.

    • Hi Lisa,

      I learned about journaling through my therapist. I love it and write down my thoughts every chance I get. I need to take a page out of your book. I usually wait and then I forget. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment!

      Cori

  3. Hi, Sophia and Cori.
    Time management is a habit. Just like anything, work on it daily and soon it will become routine.
    I used to struggle waking up. I now wake at 5 am and by 8 am I’m ready for work.
    I too find that mornings are my most productive and creative hours.
    Dressing up is another great tip.
    I recommend Mel Robbin’s 5-second rule for those who struggle with excuses. Start with her Wake up challenge and move on from there.
    Another thing that has been helpful for this chronic procrastinator is StartaMomBlog’s Suzie’s Sticky note scheduling. (Google it or find it on Youtube)

    • Hi Sara,

      I struggle with getting up too. The hubs is out the door by 6am and I should stay awake but I get back in bed and cuddle with my dog. You would think I knew better since I have seen first hand that I get more done when I start my day earlier. But when I go to back at 1am, it’s kind of hard to get rolling. 🙂

      I’m going to check out Mel Robbin’s challenge – sounds like something I need. 🙂

      Thanks for reading this post and leaving a comment!

      Cori

  4. Hey Sophia and Cori,

    I can understand how hard it can be to manage the work with the family.

    Moms are really strong to handle everything. But they need to use the technology, build some work boundaries and a few more things mentioned in the list.

    I am sure, it will help many SAHM.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    ~Ravi

    • Hi Ravi,

      Oh yeah, it is a challenge – let me tell ya! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. 🙂

      Yes, technology has really saved the day and has made it possible for moms to be productive and use our time wisely. I don’t know how we got along without our gadgets years ago, hehe.

      Thank you for reading Sophia’s post and for your comment! Have a great week Ravi!

      Cori

  5. Hi Sophia,

    Agree with all the tips you have mentioned. In the technology part, scheduling, doing do list is great, but its important for working moms to understand how much time they are spending on the activities or tasks. http://www.timepot.io is a tool that helps you log, track, analyse time and help you be more productive and improve on your capabilities. Not just that it gives a good understanding on the health of your business by tracking income, expense and profit. Hope this is helpful.

    • Hi Kapil,

      Thanks for sharing the link to Timepot. I’m going to check that out for sure…anything that can help me manage my time better I’m all for trying. 🙂

      I appreciate you coming by to read Sophia’s post and for your comment.

      Cori

  6. Hi Cori

    I found the last one so amazing as working from home. Earlier I used to work in insanely casual dressing and had to avoid Hangouts just because of that. The day I started getting dressed properly I don’t avoid any video call and getting more contacts.

    Rest ones specially of no compromise on sleep is so practical and by slashing the sleep time we can get a little more time to work but can’t enhance our productivity.

    Thanks for sharing these valuable tips.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    • Hi Mi Muba,

      I think getting dressed is very important – like your example with Hangouts – we have to be ready for anything.

      Sleep is one of the thins I take for granted. I always tell myself ‘Cori, go to bed early tonight’ but I never do.

      Thanks for coming by to share your thoughts!

      Have a great week!

      Cori

  7. Hi Sophia,

    “Time is money.”

    Can a business gets successful, without a proper management? No.
    Managing time helps us manage everything. It brings time freedom and financial freedom to our lives.

    Making a to-do list, proper sleep, wake up early and setting realistic goals are few things, that actually help us get not just creative ideas and money but also peace of mind. Thanks for sharing.

    Gaurav.

    • I totally agree with you Gaurav! I certainly can’t live without my to-do list! 🙂

      Thank you for coming by to share your thoughts about this post!

      Have a great week!

      Cori

  8. Hi Cori and Sophia,
    Working from home can be both a blessing and a struggle. It all depends on the individual. I totally agree with you about getting up early.

    I’ve never been the type of person who sleeps in late. However, since working from home, I have found that I am more productive in the mornings. When I get up and start working, I focus in those important tasks.

    If I get those tasks done early in the am, then it doesn’t matter what I do the rest of the day.

    Now I need to work on #9. I still find it a struggle to prioritize.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, have a great weekend 🙂

    Susan

  9. Hi Sophia an Cori,
    I have a 8:30-5 day job but I work from home prior to that and evenings and weekends. I had a day off last week and spent the day working from home. I found if you focus on particular tasks you get much more done than checking email and every social network account.
    I think shopping from home too will help those that work from home daily to get more done. You can’t do it all as we only have 24 hours a day and sleep is essential.
    Love your simple tip to get dressed as it is so easy to stay in pj’s all day 🙂
    Have a great weekend to you both!

  10. Hi Cori and Sophia,
    Working from home as a mom can become unmanageable. Some get so discouraged that they just throw in the towel.
    All these tips work so well. I especially like #3. When formulating a schedule, we always have to include family needs. If we don’t it sure will be a recipe for disaster.
    -Donna

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