Working at home can sometimes be chaotic, stressful, disorganized, and overwhelming. So why do we do it and how can we make it less of all those things? Here’s an example of your day…
You get up in the morning, get the kids off to school, walk into your office – only to remember you need to start laundry. You gather up the first load of clothes, start the washer, remember there are still clothes in the dryer, fold those and put them away.
Okay, now you can start work. You walk through the house towards your office and realize how messy the house looks. So you think, “I’ll just tidy up real quick.” You begin cleaning house, put the clothes in the dryer, start the next load of laundry … and the next thing you know, it’s lunch time. You fix and eat lunch.
Now you can begin work, right? But the phone rings. It’s one of your closest friends that you don’t get to talk to very often, but the calls are usually short, so you go ahead and answer it. It doesn’t take you long to realize this is not going to be a short call. You finally get off the phone and get into the office.
You check emails and organize a few things – oh, here come the kids home from school. In between getting them a snack, breaking up arguments, and finding something to keep them occupied, you didn’t get anything done today.