Women may feel torn between the time needed at work and being there for their family. One way that can help is to have a “model week”.
When I first heard about a model week I was extremely resistant to it. But once I implemented it, I found it really help me be able to be fully present (or at least much more “present” than I had been before).
Think of it this way. We are most effective when we can complete a task uninterrupted. Once we are interrupted it can take 10 minutes or more to get our mind back “on track” with where we left off and able to continue at the pace we were at before we were interrupted.
Break your week down into three types of days. For each day you should spend at least 80% of your time on the allocated type of day.
Focus days – These are the days that your tasks actually provide income to your business. They are structured in advance.
Buffer days – These are days to clean up loose ends and get caught up on work that has been piling up.
Personal days – For these days you do no work of any kind. Time is spent with your family and/or friends, for alone time, personal How many days per week?
At first, you will probably need buffer days and less Focus and Personal days. The more focused you get on sticking to your model week, you will learn to delegate appropriately and be able to have more focus and free days and much fewer buffer days.