WAHM Guide: Getting Technical on Prioritizing

We’ve talked about this before: prioritizing - well, we’ve discussed why it’s important, but not how to do it. After getting several emails from readers about this – and a bunch of tips from several WAHMs, including my blogging friend Aleta fromAleta’s Arty Facts – I decided it was high time we broached this topic. Here are some tried and tested tips on learning to prioritize when you’re a work at home mom. Or dad. Or just a work at home-er. You know what I mean.

Set office hours. One of the biggest things people struggle with when they work from home is keeping the outside world OUT when they’re working. The easiest way to combat this is to set office hours for anyone that interrupts your day – and stick to them. Doing this will also help you to be more productive during the times that you’re supposed to be working. Yes, you can still take breaks to toss in a load of laundry, start dinner, etc. But it avoids taking long phone calls, having people stop by unexpectedly or being guilted into going to the mall when you have work to get done...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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