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Work at Home Moms, or WAHM's are often working one, two or three full time jobs; as a industry professional, house carer and 24/7 child care worker! While WAHM's may spend most of their time at home, it is often a juggle to get everything done. Here are some ways to double, triple and even quadruple the amount you can accomplish during the at-home work day.
The primary reason it's hard to keep up with laundry, dishes and other ordinary tasks when working at home is constant distractions by work. With the best intentions, you load the washing machine in the morning.... then forget completely about it until late that evening, losing valuable time. Set timers on the washer and dryer, and if your models don't have timers, set an alarm on the computer or cell phone to inform you when it's time to change over the loads. Program alarms for when it's time to unload the dishwasher and other household tasks, so something is always running while you get work done.
Sign Up for Email Encouragement and Reminders
Are you constantly forgetting or neglecting regular exercise, social engagements and other important events? Sign up for helpful email reminders. You can also sign up to receive motivational or inspirational messages, humorous pieces and much more. Email reminders are available to help you remember to plan holiday menus, select gift items for friend and family birthdays and much more. This way, when you sit down to work, you're uplifted and kept on track.
Do More Shopping Online
Most women depend on the ride home after work to take them by shops and stores to do family shopping. WAHM's don't often get this opportunity to sneak in to buy birthday gifts, stock up on shampoo or simply brows the current sales at your favorite department store. Fortunately, all this shopping can now be done right from your computer - and there's even ways to get cash back and rewards like gift cards while you do it. Check out cashback.rewardit.com to get started earning more money or heavily discounted items. At cashback.rewardit.com you can choose to earn cash for searching and shopping online, or you can get rewards for huge discounts on other products you want to buy.
Schedule Time Away from Home
All work and no play makes Jane a dull girl. Though one of the greatest reasons for working from home is the joy of being with your children on a daily basis, your entire life can't be lived within the confines of the house. It is important to get out and enjoy the other things you love in your life - whether it be a monthly wine tasting, a self-indulgent chick flick, or a stroll around a nearby park to take some time out. Giving yourself time to relax and rejuvenate will make you a better mother and a better employee when you return to your many jobs at home.