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Let me guess. Most of you work at home moms have finished your Christmas gift wrapping and did all your Christmas dinner preparation. Well, tis the season to be jolly so make sure you are taking a break from your home office and enjoy yourself with your family and loved ones.
I know this is not a time to talk about working from home or any sort of business matters. But as I was having a Christmas eve lunch with a group of friends, the conversation drifted from order fulfillment a topic pertaining to work at home moms and dads. Many of my friends are wondering how setting up a home business is possible. Here’s some pointers to consider.
Even with a home business you should set a certain time aside each day to work on your business. Do your best to stick with a work schedule just as you would at any other job. If you plan to work eight hours per day, let this be the limit and don’t neglect your family and personal hobbies. You’ll need some time away from your desk and/or computer to relax and clear your thoughts. Also, remember to exercise. Working on a computer in your home office all day can be detrimental to your physical health if you neglect daily exercise.
If working a part-time schedule, keep on track with your home business and lifestyle by setting aside a few hours or one whole day each week to work. Some of you might work at another full-time job while building your home office business, so keep a healthy balance between the two and don’t over-work yourself.
Have a blessed Christmas, everyone.
As women working from home, we not only have to plan our time well to ensure that we get all work done while our kids are at school, we need to ensure that the children are leading a healthy lifestyle. If you are in charge of the cooking at home, you would agree that it isn’t easy to get your kids to eat the healthy meals you place on the table.
To encourage our children to eat healthy food, it takes time and creativity. There are many healthy foods that your kids can learn to enjoy. It’s a matter of making gradual changes and allowing their taste buds to adjust to the changes. These days, kids are used to eating foods high sodium and fat, and need to adjust to eating new healthier foods. As women working from home, you can make small changes to the normal routine for a start.
There are many ways to teach our kids to lead a healthy lifestyle. You need to first be active before sharing your activity with your kids. You can play with them, cycle or swim with them. Take family walks and hikes together. Being more active as a family will improve physical and emotional health. Help your kids to find activities that they enjoy by showing them different possibilities.
During the weekends, you can spend time with your children and relax in your patio with your outdoor pillows. You can chat and plan games together, enjoy each other’s company and treasure those special times together. These are simple ways all women working from home can do with their children while encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle as a family.