Plan Your Work Day Around Your Toddler
In this surreal new world, where everybody is trying to find their footing, balancing the different aspects of life can be difficult. This becomes more trying if you have toddlers at home. These days, parents are trying various ways to keep their toddlers busy while they work from home. Here are a few tips that might help you get things on track.
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Pre-Plan Your Day: Many people make a list or plan their work day the evening before. This helps them manage their time better. One way to help make your day flow easier is to plan your child’s day the evening before in tandem with yours.
Schedule Work Calls Effectively: Calls are one activity that you can try and structure. Schedule calls to coincide with that time of the day when your toddler is sleepy or quiet. If that isn’t an option, you could manage your time in such a way that one parent is free and with the child, while the other is on calls.
Create Workstations at Their Level
: Set up your work station next to your child’s play area
. It could be kept apart by putting up a play pen. The child will not feel left out when you are seated at the same level as them.
Tire Them Out: Break up your work day with intense activities with your toddler. You could go for a long walk or let them play in the yard. When you get back, they will be ready for a nap and this will give you time to catch up on work.
Follow the Routine: Routine is most important with a child and sticking to it will help you manage your day better. If your child has a routine it is easier for you to plan your work effectively and manage your time efficiently.