Xtraview, a digital interview platform that helps students speak, showcase and succeed. Xtraview is a start-up by 2 women- Katherine Ernst Mehta– an educationist and Kavitta B Bedi- a leading entrepreneur in children’s space. Xtraview showcases how to celebrate Mother’s on this Mother’s Day and how Mompreneurs are juggling work and home. Welcome to an era of Mompreneurs! Today, there are 114 percent more female business owners than 20 years ago, with more than 95 percent of women entrepreneurs being mothers. This goes to show that women out there are raring to go – both at work and home.
Mompreneurs struggle to manage the demands of achieving a balance between business and work for a number of reasons. While the pandemic has granted a flexible setup, it has blatantly blurred the boundaries between office and home. With kids, work, and the household hankering over time, where do we draw the line? Much like me, many mompreneurs out there are struggling to answer this very question.
The Grail of ‘Work-Life Balance’
With kids and family being home round the clock, there are added demands on a woman’s time. This has been made worse with no on-ground support at work since everyone is working remotely. But that’s no game stopper for us women. Albeit slowly, female business owners are now rising to the occasion and handling both work and home eloquently amid the pandemic. Here’s how:
Tips on Juggling Work and Home
- Get yourself a team: Mompreneurs are no less than superheroes. But they need help too. Don’t shy away from asking for it – both at home as well as at work. Delegate household duties between family members or a team or helpers. Similarly, build yourself a trusted team at work to manage the clerical bits. Learning to delegate effectively, rather than trying to do it all by yourself, is crucial.
- Allocate time: Here’s the catch – If you don’t set boundaries for yourself, no one will. Have a fixed schedule, even when working from home. Similarly, dedicate a set number of hours each day to play with your kids or simply be with your family members. Communicate your working hours with everyone at the office and be fierce with your boundaries. This will help with expectation-setting and help you manage your time better.
- Set up a healthy work environment: Since most of us are now working from home, we are deprived of a dedicated workspace. Get yourself an ergonomic chair and a desk and set up privacy dividers if you do not have a whole room to yourself. Creating a makeshift office at home can help one be more productive and thereby achieve a better work-life balance.
Xtraview, showcases the benefits of being a Mompreneur and how one can accommodate to the changing situations and come out brighter and better each time. Our secret to eloquently managing work, home, kids, and more.