Working from home is not all it’s cracked up to be sometimes – while you have bosses looking over your shoulder in the office and seemingly unnecessary meetings, you might have different distractions at home – especially if you have kids around.
Short of trying to laugh if off if your child wanders into the room during a video conference like this guy, there are some other ways you can be productive while also letting your kids be active indoors. Here are some tips to still meet your deadlines with little ones at home…
Make Best Use of Naptime
If your kids are still at the age where they like a nap during the day, use that time to do the work that requires the most focus, suggests Parents. If you know roughly how long your kid usually naps, then you’ll know in advance how much time you’ll have to tackle the tougher projects.
The source also notes that aside from doing focused work, you can also use this time to make any business-related calls (so you don’t get a barrage of questions from junior while talking to your boss). Maybe move the conversation away from their sleepy-time room as not to wake them, while still being close enough to hear if they fuss.