Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids

Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL
Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL

If the COVID-19 crisis has left you working from home, you find yourself confronted with a new set of unique challenges. This holds particularly true if you’re a parent whose kids are staying home with during the typical 9-to-5. While working from home with kids is a real challenge, taking a few steps can help make the process easier for everyone.

Let people know what (and who) you’re working with

While viral videos might have you think that kids busting into the room on a call is cute or funny, it can be a major problem if you’re speaking with an important client, customer, or supervisor. To avoid any ill feelings, let anyone you’re on a call with know that your kids are home, which will ensure no one is surprised to hear crying or see a small face pop up on a Zoom call. On the flipside, make sure your little ones know that you have an important meeting and that they need to be as quiet as possible.

Empower your kids to entertain themselves

Even if they have a short attention span or finnicky sense of focus, your child should be able to lock into a n unsupervised activity long enough for you to get important stuff done. Whether it’s putting the baby down to nap, turning on the television for an afternoon cartoon, or giving your kid a chore or homework to complete by a deadline, you can create pockets of time where you can better focus on your work while your kid focuses on their own tasks.

There are lots of different things that you can do to make working from home with kids easier. In the end, it’s important to remember that even after a bad day, the best thing about it is knowing your kids there with you, safe and sound. From the family at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, IL, to you and yours: stay safe and healthy.

Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions - Dixon, IL
Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions – Dixon, IL

If you’ve already slacked off on your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than 40 percent of people who set goals for the beginning of the year abandon them in the first few months. Here are some ideas for getting those goals back on track.

Remind Yourself Why You Wanted to Do This

 Making lasting changes in our behavior can be uncomfortable, and when we feel discomfort, our natural inclination is to move back to our comfort zone. Remind yourself why your goal is important.

Look at Your Stumbles in a More Positive Light

Nothing teaches life lessons better than failure. Take a look at your situation and try to find the important lessons in it so that the next try will be more successful.

Tweak Your Goal

Sometimes your goal is not formulated correctly and you are focusing on the wrong thing. If you goal is to make more money, how are you going to get there? Perhaps a goal of finding a new job combined with reducing expenses would be a better way to go.

Ask for Help

We can’t do everything on our own. If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, it can be easier to do with a friend. The two of you can keep each other motivated to go to the gym and watch calories.

If one of your 2020 goals is purchasing a new ride or taking better care of your current one, contact us here at Ken Nelson Nissan