Finding Balance for the WAHM

Finding Balance for the WAHM

Finding balance for a WAHM while managing a household and family can be exhausting. Here are some useful tips if you’re looking to conquer it all!

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Block Scheduling

Block scheduling is a godsend. Sit down and plan ahead and this one task alone will help you achieve more in a day than you can imagine without the stress of always feeling behind. It helps you run your day more efficiently and reduces a ton of unneeded stress.

Know When to Turn Off Devices

This one is a biggie. Make sure you give yourself some time to disconnect from the screen time. I struggle with this one because I thoroughly enjoy what I do but it’s important for mental health to know when to say enough is enough and it’s time for a break. Instead opt for spending uninterrupted time with your family, read a book or try a new recipe from your favorite cookbook.

Utilize Before and After Bed Times

I know mommin is exhausting but what’s even worse is an exhausted mama who is behind on her work. So if possible try and wake up 20-30 minutes before the kids or use the time after they fall asleep to catch up. That way you can wake up the next day refreshed because you have a clean work slate to start on.

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Make a Routine of Having Routines

If you’re not one to sit down and write out your day, it’s okay. It does not come natural for everyone but it’s important to note that working from home takes a certain amount of self motivation and that self motivation can be used to hone your routine making skills. Having routines allows mental clarity because you know what to expect. It reduces stress and makes it so if something unexpected does pop up, you’re able to tackle it just a little easier because everything else is on lock. So try your hand in making a routine of everything in your daily life, whether cleaning schedules, work tasks or meal planning. It might be a struggle at first but it definitely creates balance in the end.

Outsource When Necessary

When you can’t catch up or have a task that is simply too time consuming, consider outsourcing. Even though there may be a cost involved, the time and stress saved may be worth it. Also if you’re able to take a time consuming item off your plate like email or pinterest management, then you can focus on other areas of your expertise that will help you grow and profit more. If you’re looking for great Pinterest management, Affinity Sage Collaborations is who I highly recommend. Knowledgeable and professional, she is my go to girl for all things Pinterest!

Make a Work Space You Can Walk Away From

Creating a designated space or office you can away from is key when trying to find work/home balance. It’s easy to become consumed with work when you’re literally living it 24/7 but if you have a place where you can close the door and close up shop for the day, it’s a lost easier to not fall down the work from home rabbit hole. Plus let’s be real, how fun is it that you can decorate a space that is solely yours any way you want! 

I hope these tips help to find some calm on your work/motherhood journey so you can live your best life while being spending extra time at home with your little ones. What are your tips for helping to find balance? Leave a comment below!

Block Scheduling

Know When to Turn Off Devices

Utilize Before and After Bed Times

Outsource When Necessary

Make a Routine of Having Routines

Make a Work Space You Can Walk Away From

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5 thoughts on “Finding Balance for the WAHM”

  1. This is all great advice. I’ve been a WAHM [writer] for over three decades, and if I had one thing to add to your list, I’d say that you often need to establish boundaries with friends and family. Working at home can give you the luxury of flexibility, but if you don’t take your work (and your office hours) seriously, no one else will either.

  2. Knowing when to turn off the phone and ignore social media is crucial! I also started sleeping with my phone plugged in in the bathroom so I’m not tempted to look at it before bed and right when I wake up to distract me.

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