We are officially mid way though the summer holidays. Are you surviving or thriving? I don’t know about you but I want to spend my summer holidays with the kids, doing fun stuff not working. But as my to do list gets longer and longer and my energy levels shorter I struggle to fit even the basics in.
Here are 5 top tips getting the kids involved this summer …
- Being Social : We all know the key to most social media platforms is “interaction”. Don’t know about you but during the holidays with 3 children I barely have time to interacted with my cat let alone online. So take a leaf out of my book and get the children involved with trawling through instagram liking your followers pics and leaving comments. It’s a great way to kill 10 minutes in the car and you know I like to multi task!
- Or Just Turn Off Social Media : If you only have a short period in which to work you will get far more done if all distractions are taken away. How many times are you in the middle of a task/post and a notification has pinged through from Facebook, Twitter or even an email? You will then find yourself scrolling aimlessly through your feeds and half an hour or even an hour has disappeared before you realise! *waves hands madly in the air* this is the story of my life! I really need to get better at this Emmy’s Mummy has a whole host of great working from home tips to keep you on track.
- Child Labour : Every small business mum should be doing this right now! “I try to get the kids involved in my work, simple things like sticking labels on catalogues or helping me sort stock. It helps make them feel a part of it and one less job to do for me, yay!” Alexia, Made By Me Parties.
- Housework : I don’t know about you but I am totally not able to childcare and clean. I *really* need a cleaner! But this post from Coffee, Cakes, Kids has a list of jobs your children should be able to help with around the house. If a 5 year old can make his own bed then my 9 year old should definitely be making mine!
- Have fun : It’s the summer! As long as you are upfront with clients from the beginning then many will be happy to wait a bit longer than usual. I absolutely love this tweet from Nisha and it’s the perfect way to end this post :
— Nisha Patel (@NMPatel) August 5, 2016
September’s topic will be around “Getting Your Small Business Back on Track“. After 6 weeks holiday it can be hard to get back into a routine. Hey last September I pretty much procrastinated for most of it! If procrastinating was an Olympic sport I’d have won Gold, Silver and Bronze …. I’m that good! If you have any suitable posts tweet me @charliemoos
See you next month!