One way you can get more done as a Mom Business Owner (+ How to do it).
In this blog post, I share the one time management technique you can use to get more done in a day.
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One way you can get your content done as a Mom and business owner (+ How to do it)
Content Creation is hard. Especially if you have kiddos at home. The constant interruptions and day to day tasks calling your name.
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That's why I'm going to share the one thing you can do to get more done in a day so you can post more consistently online.
This technique has helped me:
1- Get content done
2- Spend time with my kiddos.
3- Stay on top of day to day tasks
I admit that things don’t always go 100% according to plan. I do find that I have been accomplishing more overall.
I want to share how you can use this technique to get more done. If this one thing helps you, let me know in the comments or leave a note 💌 on my Message Wall.
The ONE time management technique mom business owners need is .....
…..The Momodoro technique. This is the mom-friendly version of the Pomodoro technique. It was created by mom and blogger, Deanna. The way the pomodoro technique works is you work for 25 minutes and then take a short break. After 4 work sessions, you take a long break.
When you have kids, it’s hard to find long periods of distraction free time. It’s even harder to find time when your kids don’t take a nap during the day. Doing things in sprints works better because 2-4 years olds can play independently for up to 30 minutes , according to Hand in Hand Parenting. Within those 30 minutes, you could outline your content or work on a home task.
Before I started using the Momodoro technique, I was just busy doing stuff. I didn’t have a structure to my day. I had a hard time keeping up with the day to day tasks. I did try time blocking and I would use a time block to focus on one task. However, there’s not really a time during the day where I can focus for a long stretch besides nap time. My littles (preschooler and toddler) don’t always nap.
Since I started using the Momodoro technique, I have been more productive. It helps make sure that I’m accomplishing more of the priority tasks. I feel that my day is more balanced. I use the 5 minute breaks for me-time, a quick bite to eat, and small tasks. I use the long break to spend time with my kids or do something outside the home.
Let’s talk about why time management for moms is important and how you can use the Momodoro technique to help you as a mom boss.
1- It creates balance.
As moms, it’s important that we have a good content-life balance and we take time for ourselves. Part of being a good parent is taking care of yourself. Not having balance will lead to stress, frustration and overwhelm.
2 - It makes sure you’re doing the important things
A lot of mom bosses struggle with content creation. This is a common comment in FB groups when someone asks: “What’s the hardest part about content creation?” One reason for this is that they’re trying to do all the things. Trying to do all the things leads to us not doing anything.
Now that we know why moms need a time manangement strategy, let’s chat about how to use the Momodoro technique. I use this technique to work on content, do preschool lessons and laundry.
Getting started with the Momodoro technique
1 - Figure out how long your each pomodoro interval is going to be. Start with 15 minute intervals to get your kids use to the idea.
2- Theme each interval. Here are some themes you can start with:
Work Session A
Work Session B / Other Task
3- Choose one task that you’re going to focus on that’s related to each theme. You can also decide what you’re going to do for your breaks.
Here’s what one session could look like:
Work Session A - Brainstorm Ideas for blog
Kids- One preschool lesson
Work Session B/ Other Task - Do Research for Blog Post #1
Clean - Guest Bathroom
5 minute Break - Snack
30 minute break - Go for a walk with the kids
4- Set timer
Woohoo, we made it to the end.
Now that you know how the Momodoro technique can help you get content done, you’re on your way to less overwhelm and posting consistently.
This probably seems like a lot of info, but just use the tips and take it one day at a time. Start with 15 minute intervals. Remember, I’m always here to help.
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