Moms know as well as anyone that stuff happens. So it should be no surprise that it happens while working at home. Your well planned out day is turned on its head by a sick child or a rush project. The computer crashes or the car breaks down. Your website goes down just as an important ad campaign starts to run. While you can’t know when stuff will happen, you can help offset the damage by being prepared. Here’s some tips:
- Prepare for and anticipate things that can go wrong. Your computer can crash, so arrange to regularly back it up to an external drive or an online source.
- Have an emergency go-to person for your children if you need to run out at the last minute to an appointment or get a rush order.
- If your boss or client needs to have you come in asap, make sure your papers and equipment are easy to transport to the site. Use a briefcase or tote and keep your projects in files so you can easily collect them and go.
- Keep your home appliance and work equipment in top shape to avoid breakdown. Have a toolbox or a list of trusted technicians handy for when things do break down.
- Help the family be prepared. Have pre-made meals and activities for the family for those days and nights that you have to work.