If you are just starting out on freelance writing business, one of the biggest challenges that you are going to face is working from home with kids. This is because you have to look after them and work at the same time. If you don’t have a good strategy, you might end up looking after them all day and neglecting your work. Fortunately, there are simple tips that you use if you want to balance between the kids and your freelance writing business. Here are 7 quick tips to keep your sanity while working at home with the kids around.
When you start out on your freelance writing business, you obviously have huge dreams. However, you have to be realistic if you don’t want to neglect anything that is important in your life. Create a schedule that includes things that you can actually accomplish. Do not set goals that will be too hard to achieve. Remember, it is the small things that you do from time to time that will make you achieve your big dreams. It is impossible to do everything that you need to do in one day.
There are many fun independent projects that you can give your kids that will keep them busy when you are working. For example, you can ask them to complete a painting project, make jewelry, make simple model cars or anything else that can keep them occupied.
Waking up early or sleeping late will help you create a quiet time to concentrate on your freelance writhing business. This will help to save you from all the stress associated with working from home with kids.
Buy age appropriate toys for your kids to keep them busy while you are working. Remember to check on them from time to time to ensure that they are doing okay.
Instead of staying inside the house the whole day with your kids, you can take them out to the park or to any other place where they can play as you watch them from a distance. Carry your laptop with you so that you can work as they play.
Bribe the kids occasionally by giving them something they love if they give you an easy time to work.
When the kids get bored with what they are doing, they will start whining. This is the time that you should take a break from work and spend some time with them. Your attention will make them know that you are around, making it easy for them to go back to what they were doing.
What is your strategy to run your business with kiddos? Leave your tip in the comments.
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