Work at home mothers know that life is about balance, from balancing children and work to balancing romance and home. Working from home comes with its own challenges but it allows moms to spend more time with their children while saving money on child care. It gives you freedom while still allowing you to provide for your family.
Many people still think working from home is an easy thing to do, but in fact, it isn’t always that easy. It comes with compromises and sacrifices and you really need to be a pro at time management. Imagine planning your wedding while working from home! While that may sound scary, it really isn’t that difficult.
Wedding planning takes time, and even if you are in a rush, you can make the time to do what needs to be done and create that dream without compromising work.
Adjusting Your Schedule
The bonus of working from home is the ability to set your own schedule. That means that you can schedule in wedding planning times during the work day, but make sure that you only work on wedding stuff during those specific times. Furthermore, set aside certain things for certain days. Work on flower plans one day, catering the next day, venue options the next day, and so on.
You don’t want your wedding plans to distract you from your work day, so it is vital that you don’t get distracted when it’s work time. Don’t let other household chores fall to the wayside either though. There is enough time in your day to get work done, keep your home running smoothly, and plan your dream wedding. You can also get the assistance of you maid of honor or bridesmaids too with planning. Get a wedding checklist, which shares the timeline of when you need to do what for your wedding planning. It can make all the difference.
Taking Time Off
If your wedding has you being whisked off to a fabulous wedding venue, you’re going to need some vacation time. Just like vacation time in that corporate job you left behind, you need to save money and make a plan. Depending on what you do for a living, you may need to get work done ahead in order to take even a few days off. Plan ahead so that you don’t have to think about work while you are enjoying your dream wedding and your first nights of wedded bliss.
Make sure that you have also prepared for your return to work. You don’t want to get back from your wedding just to be hit with twenty projects all due at the same time. Hopefully, coming back from a relaxing vacation will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything waiting for you at the office. It’s time to turn vacation mode off and work mode back on!
The most important thing to remember is that you can balance wedding and work, just make sure neither cross the others path or one of them will be affected by the other. No one wants to lose a client and no one wants to spend their wedding worried about work.