I recently received the following question: “I would love to hear more about how, as a work-at-home mom and blogger, I can manage my time, be more productive and most importantly set and achieve goals with 3 kids and a home business….and still have 3 kids who don’t feel like they’re the side dish.”
Great question! Let’s see…I’m going to revert back a bit to something I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. What are your priorities? What things or areas of your life are important to you? You mentioned your blog, your children, your home business (is that the same as your blog?). What other priorities do you have? Think of your top eight priorities.
Consider the following: health/wellness, exercise/gym, relationship with partner, personal growth and development, spirituality, religion, career development, studies, giving back/contribution to society, financial prosperity, savings, socialising/fun, friends, family, children, parents, entertainment, work, personal space, hobbies, sports, artistic expression, etc.
Now take that list of eight priorities, and rank them in order, without much thought. Try to do the ranking as quickly as possible, without analysing things too much. Did this exercise help you see what things are most important to you?
Avoid judging your answers. Your priorities are your priorities. There are no shoulds. Maybe you think that a certain area should be at the #1 spot, and you put it at #4. That’s fine.
When planning each day, organise your time with these priorities in mind. If your children are your top priority, schedule them in first, and then work other things around their time. If your blog or home business is first, then schedule other activities around that.