Shannon Bruce Calling all self-employed and work at home professionals. What’s your best tip for balancing work and life during the summer months? Do tell for a blog article I’m writing.
Suzie Read Schedule work AND play in blocks of time. Hire a teenager to watch the kids for a few hours while you work. Work at night when hubby’s home and kids are in bed. Take the kids to the lake and work at the lake! Get up at 4 am and work before kids wake up…I’ll keep thinking…
Lori Durham Schedule time for the kids to do something fun and hopefully free. I send my little guy to Vacation Bible school at 4-6 different churches around and it’s generally free to little cost and he has a blast and I get a little work break and I pick churches from our faith so I know he is being “fed” at the same time!
Lisa Young Suzie agree with you. Being a single Mom I also get up 4am and also work when they are in bed. Very important to do fun things with your kids during the day. I give them 1 day during the week that is all for them. During the Summer do not attend to many networking events just to hard to juggle. I also cut my sleeping from 8 hours to about
Carrie Tolar Jalonen Schedule, Schedule, Schedule. Without structure in the summer months my family flails badly and NOTHING gets done. We make sure to set aside blocks of time for school work review, outside play time, family time, etc. as well as quiet/alone/work time where a peaceful hush settles over the house and we can get some work done!
Kevin O’Donoghue Ride your motorcycle to run errands instead of drive your car – gets you out in the nice weather, takes your mind TOTALLY off other “stuff” and is better than most things I can think of to recharge your batteries. Of course, if you don’t have a motorcycle, it does make it a bit more of a challenge…. ;-
Dale King Play a lot & intentionally, laugh uproariously with those you love, then work hard with those that make you money.
Lori Radun Be super flexible with when you work, Be a super planner with the time you have, Be super accepting of scaling back and enjoying the summer fun.
Marlee Huber I met a prospective client at the beach on a sunny day and we talked as she walked her dog. Today I lunched with another new contact outside in the sun!