focus on what you can control, and let go of what you can’t
That has been my daily mantra when I start to stress about all the things I need to do, and all the hats I have to wear.
Being a work-from-home mom is challenging as a creative. 90% of my day is spent bouncing between my projects on various devices to being cook, housekeeper, and free entertainment to my kids. Sometimes it is hard to stay focused on my work when I feel so stretched thin. Lists and reminders on my phone have helped me out a lot. I have even been scheduling the groceries for my husband as well as outlining meals and weekly tasks.
With everyone being home it has felt like we have been living on top of each other, and with the house project going on – it’s not like we have a lot of open spaces to be together. So normally you can find me on the sofa with one of my kids snuggled up next to me. My husband’s classes have been switched to online video classes, so he is able to be home more.
Honestly, my daily life hasn’t changed too much, I am an introvert by nature. But having no space to just relax and work is starting to take a toll.
BUT… I love every minute of helping my kids with school work and playing games. My daughter loves seeing me work on designs and sketches, and my son even wants to help mommy draw on her iPad.
So if you are able to be home with your children and still work, take time to be with them.
Stay safe, stay happy, and stay home.