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Working from home with the kiddies this summer holiday

The kiddies had their graduation ceremony from pre school last week, and are finally off to Big School this September. We are looking forward to the exciting changes, and we can’t wait but for now, it is the summer holidays. I work from home, so working during the day with the kiddies are around is always very tricky. I do most of my work when they are in school and when they are asleep. But with the 6 weeks summer holidays, I have to be able to do some work during the day.

I love the flexibility of my work and being able to care for my kids while making living. So since I am unable to take 6 weeks off work, I have to make this working from home thing work for the next 6 weeks. My business grows and grows every year. Which means I am a lot more busy this year, than I was last year, which means more work.

 

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So how do I plan to work from home this summer holiday, here are some ways –

 

Focus on what needs to be done

I am going to be focus on what needs to be done and make sure it is done. There won’t be any room for goofing around online when I am supposed to be working. Not that I do much of that, but with time being so precious these next few weeks, I will be focusing 100% on work while I work. There will be no room for distractions.

 

Plan my schedule

I will need to plan my schedule for the next few weeks in order to get work done quicker. Knowing what needs to be done well in advance helps me stay focused, which is why planning a schedule works extremely well. I don’t have to spend minutes/hours going through emails to decide on what needs to be done urgently.

 

Plan my outgoings

If you work for yourself, you have to keep an eye on your money. Keeping a watchful eye on my outgoings is very important especially in the next few weeks, as I can’t predict how much work I will be able to get done. Knowing where my money goes and having my money work hard for me is crucial. So no unnecessary spending this period. Like most families, we have important bills that need to be paid every month, like the mortgage, council tax, and other utility bills. Which means we have to watch every penny.

We own our home and that comes with a responsibility. Money needs to be set aside for unforeseen circumstances with regards to our home maintaimace. We have spent quite a few hundreds of pounds on home repairs already this year, which can be frustrating when money is tight. The only thing keeping me going is the fact that I know our home is definitely an investment, and every penny we spend on it goes towards our investment. Sunlife has a great calculator for home owners to check how much their property has increased in value.  I like to check the value of our home from time to time, just so I know money spent on home repairs and improvements are not in vain.

 

Do you work from home? Do you have kids? How will you be getting work done this summer holidays?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

 

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Fashion and Style Police is on YouTube

I have finally joined the YouTube crowd, yayyyy! I have had my YouTube account since 2012 but never posted on there until today. Video content and me have never really got on. Writing is my sweet spot and will always be. But I always played around with the idea of running a YouTube channel alongside my blog and social media platforms. I am happy I finally got around to doing this. I think it is about time I finally got out of my comfort zone and see where this new venture takes me.

 

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Fashion and Style Police on YouTube

I will be posting videos on there as often as I can so come find me on YouTube. There are a lot of content creators on YouTube already and it is flooded with similar content. I won’t want my channel to be the same as others. So I plan to make sure I stand out in my own way. Not sure what sort of videos would be going on there yet but will keep you posted as the channel grows. Plan to just go with the flowThe channel name is Fashion and Style Police. Do follow me on there if you can. I currently have an embarrassing 0 subscribers 😃 and 7 views which comes as no surprise. I didn’t expect anyone to follow an account without videos but I would love for that to change before the end of the day. So please give me a follow. I will be following anyone who has a YouTube channel so do drop your names of your channel on here so I can find you. Would love to grow a mini YouTube Tribe! I enjoy watching loads of YouTube videos and it feels amazing to finally be part of all the fun.

Here is a link to my very first video. Come say hi!

 

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