Most businesses are open on weekends! I remember growing up in a time where all businesses closed by 2pm on a Saturday afternoon and were closed on Sundays!
How times have changed.
When I started working from home I also noticed the change in my “work” hours. I would work late in the night, early in the morning and almost always on weekends.
True there are days in the week when I take off sometimes, but the nature of a digital business is that you can be online all the time.
But you don’t have to be “working” all the time.
Let’s take a typical week – my kids do their schooling in the morning and I work in the afternoon, and then after they go to bed.
On weekends (Saturday) I do a lot of catching up on business related things that I just didn’t have the time to work on during the week. Saturdays are generally a free for all day for the kids, either playing in the pool if the weather is nice, watching classic movies or baking with granny!
I’m able to get quite a bit of work done for clients on Saturdays. Which leaves my Sundays for true rest.
For a mother it’s almost obvious why working on a weekend is so important, but I do caution the level of work that should be done on a weekend.
For a work from home mom the one thing that we struggle most with is time. We are always trying to find ways to manage our time between the kids and our business/work.
Every waking minute we think is an opportunity to get a little more done. On Sundays I usually leave these days for worship, family, reading, rest, cooking. I will check the computer once likely after Sunday lunch and then it’s back to family and relaxation.
Sundays are a sacred time for my family, it’s when we truly get to spend time with each other, go and visit with friends (during those times that we can) and just relax and bond.
You see you must have a balance in your work and you must rest.
You can’t sit in the front of the computer all day and all night just because you can! It will hurt your business in the end, your relationship with your family and children if you have them, and even friends.
I know everyone’s business is different and during these hard times of COVID I’m grateful to even have income because I work from home. I firmly believe the challenge with many work from home moms in particularly is not whether to work on a weekend or not, but when to stop!
And with that (as today is a Saturday that I write this post) I’m calling it a week!
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