How To Manage Your Time Better While Working In A Home Office


Do you frequently have days of getting nothing accomplished? Do you spend way too much time on the computer?

You’re not alone!

I am an eBay store owner, co-own 2 web sites, have a family and household to run, and as as it all may seem at times… I DO get it all done. I am often asked, “How do you fit it all in?”

As a Stay/Work At Home Mom this can be a big challenge in the beginning. To better manage time while working in a home office, follow a strict, I mean S-T-R-I-C-T schedule and stay disciplined. It’s been a big key to my success in getting so much accomplished. I feel like I am working just enough, not too much and still have time for my family, housework, and I even cook a healthy dinner 5 nights a week (I take weekends off ;-)).

The FIRST secret to managing your time is… Do not turn on the computer! What? Yes, I’m dead serious, don’t even look at it! Keep the office door closed. Do you ever get totally sucked into what’s happening on Twitter, or see the hundred’s of email that you just have to start checking? Been there, done that – right? My office is literally 18 steps from my bedroom…. I can quickly get consumed as soon as I hit the power button on the way by, but I refrain.

Second – Get yourself dressed, from head to toe, and eat breakfast with your family. After all, they are a big part of why you are home in the first place. If the family isn’t happy… chances are, you’re not going to be very productive.

Third – Run your errands, take the kids to school, an