Since Stella was born, I've worked from home. Now you would think I don't know any different... But oh boy, are you wrong!
Just sitting behind a computer, doing what you have to do without any distracting noises... Yes: I remember the good ol' days! But after 2,5 years of working from home, I have some tips and tricks for you!
1. Make a schedule! For you and your child... So you know when to focus your attention on work and when you drop everything and just play with your kid. Stella and I always go out in the mornings, just the two of us without my phone or anything else that might distract me! After we come home, we eat lunch together and she goes to bed. Then I got 2,5 hours to work.
2. When you got time to work: work! Sometimes when Stella is in bed, I go on my computer to start work but an hour later I'm still scrolling through pictures on Pinterest how to make Nutella bread...
But number 3 will help: make to do lists. Every Sunday I make a to do list for the week. I put this next to my computer, so when I start I know what to do... So simple but this really helps me to stay organized and productive.
4. Clean up the mess right away! I still struggle with this myself but I've learned: I can't work with a messy surroundings and especially in our house! So before Stella goed to bed, she helps me to put away her toys. And when I really need a lot of things done the next day, I try to clean in the evening so I can start right away! This is on the days Stella is going to school...
These are all simple tips but for me they really worked! It's all about staying organized and using your time wisely!