Hi there! I’m writing this post as a supplementary guide for my talk on Lazada Live week. We’re still under lockdown as of writing, and businesses are now restructuring their strategy for the future. Digital is no longer the future, it is the present. If you want your business to thrive, you need to adapt to the changes of the time.
One of the perks of going digital is having your employees to work from home. I’m an employee, consultant, and owner. I’ve quit my day job since 2015 and have been working from home for 5 years now.
Plot twist: I’m a single parent, who takes care of my kid and have no nanny
I know I’m not alone in this situation, I bet you’re in one too that’s why you’re reading this. Or, you want to go to this path. Work from home while being a mom.
It’s hard but achievable. I’m no expert, but today I’m sharing tips on how to stay sane working from home, as a mom.
Work from Home Tips for Working Moms
Create a schedule – set aside office hours, lunch breaks, and end of the day. STOP WORK and NO OVERTIMES. Find a separate working area. To separate “mom life” from “work-life”
Keep kids entertained – plan ahead on what activities they can do on their own, with yaya or without.
Get working-music playlist, I like Jazz-Coffeeshop music as it reminds me of working in coffee shops 🙂
Check out my favorite work playlist on Spotify:
Pre-empt interruptions. If your kids can already understand, you can tell them that it’s “work time” for mommy and only interrupt you when on important matters. Put your mic on mute when on conference calls to avoid unexpected kid-sounds, or better yet use quality earphones.
Wear what makes you happy. It can be comfy pajamas, or officewear.
Helping others is good for the heart, and good for the soul! If you need help, ask for it. But sometimes if you do good for others, it also makes yourself feel good!
That’s why I participated in Lazada Live’s 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid, to help raise funds to combat COVID-19. We are helping frontliners and poor communities in Payatas, Smokey Mountain, and Maisan, Sampaloc.
You can help by adding these to your cart:
Food packs for as low as 300 pesos
Cooked meals for as low as 40 pesos
PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) for 550 pesos
Remember, you’re not working from home. You’re at home, trying to work, with your kid/s, in this crisis. Do not put too much pressure on yourself, it’s hard enough as it is.