Freelancing Families: managing home life and work life as a work-at-home caregiver

Freelancing Families: managing home life and work life as a work-at-home caregiver

It can be difficult to manage work life and home life when you’re a freelancer. But when you add in the additional challenge of being a work-at-home caregiver, it feels downright impossible at times.

Most of the Freelance Circus team either currently are or have recently been work-at-home parents, so we totally get it! Here are some tips for managing it all successfully.

1. The first step is to create a schedule and stick to it as closely as possible.

Creating a schedule and sticking to it is essential for freelancing families. This applies even more so when you are also trying to manage work life and home life. Make sure you set boundaries with your clients and let them know when you are available and not available. Utilizing technology can be a great help in staying organized and on track. Breaks are necessary, make sure to take them whenever needed and allow yourself time to relax and rejuvenate. Finally, remember that freelancing as a family takes organization, communication, and cooperation. With these things in mind, freelancing can be a rewarding experience for all involved!

2. Make sure you set boundaries with your clients, and let them know when you will and will not be available.

Making sure you set boundaries with your clients is essential for freelancing families. This becomes even more important when you are also trying to manage work life and home life. letting them know when you are available and not available will help keep everyone organized. Utilizing technology can be a great help in staying on track and organized. Breaks are necessary, make sure to take them whenever needed and allow yourself time to relax and rejuvenate. Finally, remember that freelancing as a family takes organization, communication, and cooperation. With these things in mind, freelancing can be a rewarding experience for all involved!

3. Utilize technology to help you stay organized and on track.

Using technology can be a great help for freelancing families when it comes to staying organized and on track. Utilizing tools like planners, to-do lists, and calendars can help keep you on top of your work life and home life. It’s also important to take breaks whenever necessary in order to rejuvenate. Make sure you take time for yourself both physically and mentally. Freelancing as a family takes a lot of cooperation in order to be successful. With these things in mind, freelancing can be a rewarding experience for all involved!

4. Take mental breaks whenever necessary, and make sure you allow yourself time to relax and rejuvenate.

This might sometime look like setting boundaries with your clients, taking breaks from your family when needed, and making time for yourself to just BE. Utilizing technology can be a great help in staying organized and on track. freelancing as a family takes communication in order to be successful. With these things in mind, freelancing can be a rewarding experience for all involved!

Cooperation is key when freelancing with a family. This includes working together to create a schedule that works for everyone, setting boundaries with clients, and taking breaks when needed. Remember that freelancing as a family takes organization and communication in order to be successful. With these things in mind, freelancing can be a rewarding experience for all involved!

The myth of work life balance is that it’s possible to have everything perfectly balanced all the time. This is simply not true. In fact, trying to maintain this type of balance can actually lead to more stress and anxiety. Instead, strive for balance in your life by accepting that things will not always be perfect. There will be times when work life is a little more hectic than normal and home life is a little calmer, and vice versa. Roll with the punches, take time to recalibrate, and remember you are not alone! 

Cheers!