Tell me your deepest darkest secret...How do you do it? Really! The truth now. Do you sedate your children so they take extra long naps? Do you secretly have a maid/nanny who comes during the day/night? Or are you a complete type A, organized and a go getter?! That's it isn't it?!
I want to be that person but I think my artistic inclinations lead me in a more organization through chaos kind of direction.
But there are a few things I have learnt about trying to wear more than one hat at a time.
First, Get dressed in the morning. Of course the outfit will depend entirely on your proffesion. But If you treat it like you had an office/store front people frequent you are more inclined to treat your work place as such. This is in turn reflected in your work.
I, however, do have days where I find it hard to get out of my jammies, but I can still be productive. This, I attribute to the fact that I probably have my shoes on, Flip-Flops usually. So if you don't want to get dressed putting on your shoes may help.
These are a few of the things I find that are helping a little bit. Just little things to trick myself into saying "OK, it is time for work now."
Now, to find a way to convince my son that when my shoes are on that mommy is going to work and he has to play like a good boy. "No, eating mommy's paint!"
I gladly take suggestions and ideas on how to work from home with children. I will also love comments on my ideas.