Do you have small children? Are they home for the summer or will be off from school soon? Are you dreading the disruption in your home-based business schedule? Many mothers who work from home are already agonizing over the adjustments they will need to make, and it’s understandable. But instead of adding to your stress by worrying about it, may I suggest you take a moment and reflect on the fact that one of the reasons you were attracted to a home-based business was the flexibility it afforded you.
As women we wear many hats and being an entrepreneur, a business owner, comes with it’s own challenges. However, while it’s essential to have systems in place so that you can manage your business successfully, these systems cannot be so rigid that you can’t allow for changes in your schedule when the need arises.
I will admit that when I’m working to meet a deadline or have a number of projects I’d schedule to be completed within a specified period, I’ve felt annoyance when I had to stop and take care of something that I’d not planned for. Having a sense of humor often helps and I try to laugh at myself at how ‘worked up’ I’m allowing myself to get over nothing, do what I have to do, and get back to my project. That’s flexibility in action!
During the time I’m working in my business, I’m my own boss so I can take some time off if I need to. You can too and try to view flexibility as a means to add diversity as you work from home.
What are your thoughts on flexibility in your business? Please share in the Comments.