I’ve been working from home since my oldest was around 18 months. He’s now nearly 14. It’s great for an introverted, never distracted by housework person like me. It’s not great when it’s school holidays. Not. Great. At. All.
So here’s my 3 tips on Thriving in the School Holidays when you’re a Home-Based Business
1. Get the kids to help in the home
They LOVE this. No really, they do. Actually they don’t.
No matter how many times you point out that you’re a full time working person in the home, they simply do not care! And you know, I probably wouldn’t have either when I was their age. So I’ve found bribes work really well. It’s doing everything “they” say not to do, but to hell with it.
2. Sponge off your friends
My little community is The. Best. So far these July school holidays 3 of my friends have come to my rescue and I simply love them for it. And whenever I can, I help them in return. But I know I’m a bit lacking there.
3. Throw your arms in the air and go with the flow
There’s been a fair bit of arm throwing so far in these holidays but it’s with exasperation. “Boys, I’m listening to Mr ProBlogger himself tell me how to build my blog better – BE QUIET” but in the end I just get to the point where I have to surrender and not let it get to me. I’m not there yet, maybe in a day or two!
Who am I kidding really – I survive the school holidays, I never thrive. But this is only when I have to work – obviously not when we’re away road-tripping (that’s a whole other blog post!)
I hope if you’re a home-based business that you’re surviving and thriving.