I have lots of friends who are mompreneurs, who struggle when it comes to organization. Being a mommy is hard enough, without the added pressure of running a business as well.
However, successfully juggling the roles of mom and business owner is possible, if you are organized, that is. If you are a working mom who is struggling when it comes to life balance and organization, make sure to keep reading for all my top tips and ideas.
Buy a planner (and use it)
Many of us moms make the mistake of thinking that time management isn’t doable – kids don’t stick to a schedule do they? However, when it comes to your business, managing your time properly, is crucial.
The key to good time management is organizing your time, and the best way to do that is with a planner. You can download a planner app onto your smartphone, or you can buy an actual planner – it’s up to you which you opt for. If you want a paper planner that has room for everything, and I mean everything, look into getting a Passion Planner – these are fantastic.
With so much going on in your head, it’s no wonder that you forget things. To prevent important things from being forgotten, start writing down everything that needs to be done in a checklist. Instead of having to remember lots of things at once, you can refer to your checklist.
If you carry a planner or notebook around with you, you can use that for your checklists. Or, if you have a smartphone, you can download an app and use that instead. By creating lists of everything that you need to do, you will find it much easier to keep on tops of things.
Get a virtual assistant
Struggling to keep on top of your correspondence? Yes – then why not hire a virtual assistant to help you out? The best thing about hiring a virtual assistant over a personal assistant is the fact that you have a much greater choice of people.
Your virtual assistant can be anywhere in the world, all they need is internet access and fluent English. By hiring someone to help you keep on top of those pesky daily tasks, you can make life less stressful. To find out more about hiring an assistant, visit http://virtualhelper247.com/contact/ and get some advice.
As well as using a planner to keep track of your daily tasks, such as meetings, set reminders on your phone. By setting reminders for different things, you will find being a mom and a business owner much easier to deal with. Pop a reminder on your phone for anything important, from parents evening to meetings, so that you don’t forget.
Top tip: Always set reminders for at least an hour beforehand. This means that if you have forgotten about something, you have enough time to prepare.
Being a mompreneur isn’t easy. However, you can make life a little less stressful for yourself by being more organized.