One of the biggest hurdles of watching little kids while you have a to-do list to take care of is finding ways to actually be productive while still being an attentive parent or caregiver. It might seem like an impossible task, but with a little creativity and planning, you can get to a place where you are tackling your to-do list while also watching little kids.
Here are some really helpful tips for being productive with little kids around!
Tips for Being Productive with Little Kids Around
Create a Schedule
Create a schedule that includes time for both work and childcare. Break your work into smaller tasks and schedule them during nap time or when your child is occupied with an activity.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
Use technology like tablets or tv that can help keep your child entertained and engaged, giving you more time to focus on your work. When your tasks are broken up into a schedule, that can help you determine when to have your children take advantage of some screen time and when it’s time to put screens away.
Prioritize your most important tasks and focus on completing them first when you have the most energy and concentration.
When possible, try to multitask by combining tasks that can be done simultaneously, such as answering emails while your child is playing nearby.
Take breaks throughout the day to recharge and spend quality time with your child. This will help you be more productive when you return to work.
Keep your workspace organized and clutter-free so that you can quickly transition between work and childcare tasks.
Set boundaries with your family and friends to let them know when you are working and not available for socializing or interruptions.
Remember that some days may be more challenging than others, and it’s okay to adjust your schedule or expectations to accommodate your child’s needs.
There you go! Hopefully, you are able to improve your productivity during the day while you are watching little kids!
What about you? What are some tips and tricks that you have found helpful in being more productive while watching children?