Are you looking for a way to maximise your productivity as a mum in business during school holidays? I know how the school holidays can throw you off schedule. In this blog post, I'll discuss how to master your school holiday action plan and stay on top of your game. Even better, I'll share a free course that's exclusively designed for mums in business. Get ready to take control of your schedule and make the most of school holidays!
Understand Your Priorities: As a mum in business, it's essential to understand your priorities. You can't do everything at once, and that's okay. Take stock of what's important to you and rank your priorities accordingly. This will help you identify which tasks and activities are non-negotiable during school holidays. You may have to compromise on other things, such as social engagements or non-urgent work tasks. But the key is to be intentional about what you want to achieve during school holidays and focus on those priorities.
Create a Schedule: Once you've identified your priorities, create a schedule that works for you and your family. Think about your kids' schedules, including any planned activities and playdates. Build your work schedule around their routine, and be realistic about how much time you can dedicate to your business. Allocate blocks of time to specific tasks and set deadlines for yourself. This will help you stay accountable and on track.
Plan for Flexibility: Even with the best-laid plans, things can still go awry during school holidays. Unexpected events, sick kids, or changes to your work schedule can disrupt your plans. To plan for flexibility, build in buffer time in your schedule. Allow for contingencies and also be prepared to be agile where necessary. It's better to be flexible and adjust your plan as you go than to become stressed and flustered by unexpected changes.
Outsource and Delegate: As a mum in business, you don't have to do everything alone. Outsource and delegate tasks where possible to free up your time and energy. Can a family member or friend help with your kids for a day or afternoon? Can you hire a virtual assistant to take care of administrative tasks? Consider all your options and see where you can delegate some of your workload to others.
Take Breaks and Time Out: Finally, don't forget to take breaks and time out for yourself during school holidays. Take advantage of moments when your kids are occupied or napping to do something that rejuvenates you. It could be reading a book, listening to a podcast, exercising, or anything that fulfills you. Taking care of yourself ensures that you're in a good state of mind and ready to tackle your priorities.
You can make this work, and I'd love to support you by sharing my free course.