Adjusting work at home schedules when the unexpected strikes

High angel of a chaotic living roomI had a pretty rough week last week! Migraines got the better of me, as did some heat exhaustion. When the unfortunate happens, as a work at homemaker, I need to make adjustments. I wrote a post about this previously on my other blog, but I thought I’d re-share it here this time for the WAHMderful readers. I hope it helps you, when you have your own unexpected turn of events.

We had to have some plumbing repairs done today, at very short notice. All is well now: Our bathroom sink no longer leaks, but we do need a new paint job on one of our walls. Naturally, my work-at-home day was affected by this unexpected event. For me, this meant rearranging my schedule to accommodate the plumber, including cooking extra for him since he’d be spending almost the entire day knocking down part of our wall, fixing the pipes and re-cementing the portion he’d opened up.

This isn’t the first time this has happened, and I know there will be more unexpected events in the future, like a family member getting sick or the fridge breaking down.

1. Re-prioritize your to-do list based on your new day.

When your day gets mixed up by the unexpected, just breathe and re-plan your day again. Here’s how you can re-work your to-do list when there’s something extra to add to it. [Read more...]