Tumhari Sulu: A Movie Which Many Indian Housewives Relate To

With the recent release of the movie “Tumhari Sulu” by writer-director Suresh Triveni, starring Vidya Balan, the good news is that after a very long time, Bollywood has come up with a movie that gives a positive interpretation of the role of housewives in Indian societies.

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Who is Sulu?

The movie revolves around Sulochona or Sulu, a typical Indian housewife, played very convincingly by Vidya Balan. She is a housewife leading a normal family life with her husband and a son. She belongs to a family where her sisters are educated and are bankers, while she herself is a class 12 pass out. She is contented as a housewife but at the same time she wants more and works towards achieving this.

A homemaker with lots of dreams in her eyes…

Tumahi Sulu is a story of a homemaker. Sulu has lots of dreams and aspirations in life. She has many entrepreneurial ideas with her. She manages her household chores efficiently. She stays positive. She is a go-getter. So whenever she gets an opportunity to participate somewhere there is a prize involved, she wholeheartedly participates in it, be it a singing competition or a lemon race or anything else. She gets a sense of satisfaction when she gets a pressure cooker or a TV as the prize. There is something positivity in her role as a housewife.

If given a chance, she wants to work even if she is not educated…

So when she got the offer of a RJ for a late night-show where she needs to respond to her late night listeners’ requests and problems in a very sexy voice, she very willingly accepts the offer. She is not a trained RJ but she did not hesitate to do the job because she has that urge to do something. And yes, she is lucky to have a very supportive boss, played by Neha Dhupia.

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A point comes when managing home and work becomes a problem for her…

But as ill-luck would have it, like many working women in the country, she also has to go through the problems of maintaining both home and job. She also gets blamed for neglecting her family. Her family members criticise her. A point comes to her life when she makes up her mind to resign from her RJ job…

But she does not give up…

Her “never to die” approach in life, her entrepreneurial dreams come to her rescue and she sets up her husband’s food delivery business in the RJ office itself.  And she herself continues with her job as an RJ.

Isn’t this something which many Indian women relate to?

Yes, after a long time, there is a movie which is an ode to Indian homemakers. There are many housewives who remain happy with their mundane lifestyles but there are many who are just like Sulu. Sulu is not a timid or a shy housewife. She is different…she is jovial, enterprising, enthusiasts, spirited, positive, and competitive. She wants to do something in life for herself and for her family. She is the modern Indian housewife, who remains happy as a housewife but when the need arises to work outside for herself or for her family, she can work outside too, maintaining both home and work.



Five Things of Women Entrepreneurship that the Modi Government Should Stress On

In the recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed a lot on women empowerment and women entrepreneurship in India. Considering women as incarnation of “Maa Shakti”, he said, “We believe women empowerment is crucial to our development”.

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But when it comes to statistical data, India still has to go a long way to be a country where all or most of the women are empowered. According to the Sixth Economic Census, out of the 58.5 million entrepreneurs, only 8.05 million are women entrepreneurs, which is just 13.76 percent of the total entrepreneurs in the country. Only 10% of entrepreneurial ventures are launched by women in India, as of now.

What is the reason for such a low growth? What are the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in our country? What steps should the government take for growth in women entrepreneurship?

  1. Access to capital: The first hurdle is of course access to capital to get the business started. The majority of women entrepreneurs have had to rely on their own self-generated finances and savings. Not all women get the benefit of inherited property. Bank loans and grants are more easily available only when the business becomes established. There are many who have dreams of starting something on their own but their dreams get shattered due to lack of funds to start their business. If the government of India provides easy access to capital and finances for women, it would go a long way in helping women entrepreneurs.
  2. Mentoring:All women need mentoring when they take the plunge of starting something. This becomes all the more necessary when you belong to a family where there is no member having any previous experience on doing business. With proper guide and support, it becomes easy for a woman to start up a venture. Hence, the GOI should support women entrepreneurs with proper mentorship and organizing awareness programs, workshops, seminars with focus on women entrepreneurship so that women entrepreneurs know that the governmental support is available for mentorship and guidance. While we do see a significant presence of women in the SME sector who have taken up various business initiatives to make some extra money, such enterprises can expand more only when they have access to mentorship. The government should start providing mentors to women entrepreneurs if it really is looking for women empowerment and entrepreneurship in the country in a bigger way.
  3. Licensing policies: Another effort that the government should take into consideration to encourage women entrepreneurship is to provide a single window for licenses. At present, women face lot of hurdles for registrations and paper works and maintaining documents. Too many licenses are required to start a business for which one has to go to various government bodies. There are many who do not opt for entrepreneurship solely because of the hurdles involved in the registration process. Hence, the government should provide the benefit of single window licensing for women entrepreneurs to start their business.
  4. Focus on learning: Modi government has already started the “beti padhao, beti bachaocampaign”. Beyond that, the government should also make the facilities for learning and education in all business aspects easily accessible to women across the country. There are not enough opportunities for women to learn about trading or businesses or they are not properly educated to make the ones they run viable. Make learning accessible to all, not only for the young girls but also for women who want to start their own business. It is necessary for Government to provide training to women entrepreneurs to set up their own bank accounts, to make them digitally advanced and to access the internet so as to expand their business on their own.
  5. Proper safety issues:Another factor that should be taken care of by the government at the outset is the safety of women. Women safety should be taken into priority by the government if the country really needs to be developed in all aspects. A woman when she moves out of her house and enters the world of male dominated society, she needs to assured that she is well-protected in the outside world. Only then more and more women can come forward. As women entrepreneurs, they need to go out for various issues related to their business. But with increase in the number of rapes, assaults, molestation in the country, not all women dare to move out of their homes. We cannot talk of women empowerment when women are not safe. The government needs to ensure safety of women, make them feel safe when they travel and face the world outside with pride and dignity.

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How to Restart Your Second Career

Career break is very common in today’s professional lives. There are many reasons when a professional woman takes a break: maybe for marriage or pregnancy and motherhood, maybe for a better career jump or to take up higher studies or for family obligations and so on. Whatever maybe the reasons, it becomes difficult to restart a career all over again, unless and until it is a maternity break and you join back your previous office. But what about those women who take a break for a longer period of time, getting out of touch with work, work hours and office environment? While many women prefer to have a second career, they are in dilemma as to how to go about it. And this time they want ‘convenient’ working hours, better work-life balance, better career options and support systems.

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The following article will give you some tips on how to start your second career.

DECIDE: The first essential tip is to DECIDE whether you really want to restart your career or not. This is not something that you have to be forced upon. This is something that should come from within. Your inner-self should bring you the urge to work again. You should be mentally and physically prepared to start all over again.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: The next big question is what to do? Are you willing to continue with the same work profile or you want some change? Do you want work as a regular employee from 9 to 6 or you want to work-from-home? Do you want part-time jobs, flexi jobs or permanent jobs? You have to decide on these factors before starting on your second career.

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REVIEW & RESEARCH: Check out the trends in the job market. Research thoroughly. Since you are on a career break, there are many changes that have taken place in the job market. Know your skills and see what opportunities are available. There will be always a still competition for career re-starters.

UPGRADE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: This is very essential. Identify your skill gap. The more you upgrade your skill, the better it is for you to restart your career. This can be an additional qualification or learning a new software skill or digital marketing or up-gradation of your previous skill.

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UPDATE YOUR RESUME: Once you have up-graded your skill and you are 100% sure of working once again, update your resume now. Add your new skills. If possible, get your resume rewritten by a professional resume writer. Create your job profile and upload the new resume in various job portals. Now search for job opportunities to suit your qualifications, experience and skills.

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NETWORKING: Get in touch with your ex-colleagues and ask them to help you out. Networking is very essential in today’s age. It is always better to connect and reconnect.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE INTERVIEW: Now that you have started applying for jobs, you can expect interview calls. Be prepared for the interview. Be confident while facing the interview board. Make sure you can very well speak about the new learnings and skills taken during your break.



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What Should be the Salary of a Homemaker?

When Manushi Chillar was asked her final question in Miss World 2017 pageant on “which should be the highest paid profession in the world?, ” she very confidently replied that a “Mother should deserve the most highest salary in the world, in terms of love, respect and happiness”.

Yes indeed, a mother’s job is the most thankless job in the world. She works for long hours, she does not get a leave from her job, her mind, hands and feet are always on the run for her family but at the end of the day, she gets NOTHING, not even a THANKYOU from whom she has been working. Yes, it’s a fact… the household chores done by women are not considered as works and they are not paid as well.

In a study undertaken by The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), it was reported that the average Indian women spent nearly 6 hours in a day doing works that are unpaid. But, when we come to consider the household tasks from economical point of view, economists are of opinion that the homemakers’ household tasks are part of economic activities and should be included in the national income. By not giving salary to home makers, the women’s contribution to the economy has been neglected.

What are her tasks?

In her everyday life, her tasks more or less include the following:

  • Taking care of the kids: For nearly 12-14 hours a day a mother has to take care of her kids.
  • Cooking: Her cooking is not subjected to just one dish. She prepares dishes taking into account the tastes and preferences of each one in the family.
  • Housekeeping: She has to supervise the household tasks done by maids and servants in the house like dusting, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, laundering etc. Incase, if they are on leave, she has to handle all these tasks on her own.
  • Nursing for Elderly: Attending to in-laws or elder members in the family is part and parcel of a homemaker’s duty.
  • Tutoring: A mother also has to teach her kids, help them in their homework and projects.
  • Budgeting and Accounting: No matter how much the man earns, the ultimate finance planning can be done better only by the woman of the house. She has to keep a record of the expenses, purchases and including allocating funds to others.
  • Driving: Pick and drop the kids from school, tuitions, getting household stuff from market and so on.

Isn’t she a multi tasker? The big question: What should be the salary of a home maker?

In 2012, the then Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath had suggested that the household labour, which is usually invisible, done by homemakers should be measured, quantified and the equivalent amount should be paid to them by their husbands.

According to a news report published in the Economic Times and the Times of India, the value of a mother’s work in a month in monetary terms is given below:

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Not only the home makers, even the working women have to perform the same tasks once they come back home after a grueling day at work. Indira Nooyi, President of Pepsico, once said in an interview, that when she came back home after becoming the president of PepsiCo, her mother said, “…when you enter this house, you’re the wife, you’re the daughter, you’re the daughter-in-law, you’re the mother. You’re all of that. Nobody else can take that place. So leave that damned crown in the garage. And don’t bring it into the house”…

So, there is still a long way to go when mothers will get their salaries for the works they do. In the meantime, it’s time for women to empower themselves on their own and be financially independent. Get registered at GharSeNaukri.com and apply for work- from-home jobs, to work and earn at the comforts of your home.

What To Do When You Are On A Career Break?

Top 9 Exciting Things To Do

You are in that professional phase of your life when you feel that your job is dragging you, your job has become monotonous for you, and no longer exciting as earlier. What to do next? Either you change your job or you take a career break. Although taking a career break is not a very easy decision, yet for those who have already made up their mind, there are many ways by which you can make the best use of this break and make it more fruitful and enjoyable.

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Top 9 Exciting Things to do When You are on a Career Break

  1. Do not regret: First of all, you should never regret your decision. Not many people can think of a career break. So you must consider yourself lucky to be able to make this decision, taking in mind your finances, family relationships and of course your inner self. But, always remember to be able to use the time in an appropriate manner, instead of letting it pass by just like any other day.
  2. Rekindle your interest, passion and hobby: Do you have any childhood passion? It can be anything: sports, music, acting, singing, dancing, teaching, cooking, crocheting, painting, tailoring and many more. This is the time, you can go back to your hobbies and infact you can also attend classes related to your interest. It is said that when you fulfil your passion or hobby, it makes you a complete person. This also helps you in your job when you join back because it shows your inherent desire to try, learn and relearn something that you are passionate about.
  3. Travel around the globe: There is nothing like getting a good chance to travel around the world. Imagine, you don’t have to apply for leave, you can travel whenever you want to as per your convenience without thinking about work, and you can even travel during off-season time. Make use of this break to travel to some of the exciting places that you have in your mind. Explore new places, new food, new culture, language and many more exciting things.
  4. Be adventurous: Try out new things that you had never tried in your life so far. May be you can try adventurous sports like bungee jumping or paragliding, or maybe you can try trekking or rafting. The idea is to challenge something that you are not comfortable with it. Otherwise, you might end up spending your career break period doing nothing and just lazing around.
  5. Upgrade your skills: The career break time period is the best time to review at your current skills, career aspirations, and new developments in the job market. You can undergo training to learn a new programming language or to design a new software or take up a new course of study. But, whenever you take up a new training program or course, make sure you get the training from a reliable source, who gives you certification of the same at the end of the program. There are many online training programs  offered by GharSeNaukri.com that you can avail yourself to learn at the comforts of your home.
  6. Work from home: There are many who take a career break, just for taking care of the kids or due to some family obligations. Under such circumstances, you may consider options to work from home. There are companies and specialised job portals like as www.gharsenaukri.com showcasing freelancing job opportunities, flexible jobs, part-time options, and project-based work. Register on the site to find the best possible fit with your requirements.
  7. Relax: While you have ample time for yourself during the career break, do not over exert yourself by indulging in lot many activities that interest you. Relax. Medicate. Do yoga. Exercise. Get yourself some ”ME” time just to relax yourself.
  8. Volunteer: Explore volunteering works. This will give you a chance to go out of your home for fixed hours and this can also help you to back into the work routine when you join back. Skill based volunteering works in NGOs helps you to keep yourself productive, sharpen your skills and also help you to contribute to a worthy cause.
  9. Consider entrepreneurship: Last but not the least, one best option for someone taking a career break to make it more worthwhile is to opt for entrepreneurship. Why not launch your own venture? This is not a very easy option but it is always better to take risk in life. You never know when such a risk taking decision gives you the best results. If you are good at any skill, convert it into a business idea. WomenInBusiness.in is a unique portal designed for women entrepreneurs of the country. Register on the site, display your product and wait for genuine queries. This online platform explores the world of opportunities for women having any.


Which Profession Deserves the Highest Salary and Why: Motherhood

She was asked “Which Profession Deserves the Highest Salary and Why?”

She answered, “I think a mother is of the highest respect. I don’t think it’s just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get the highest respect. All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary.

Yes, this answer did its magic and Manushi Chillar won the Miss World 2017 crown.manushi chillar


After 17 long years, India once again reclaimed its name in the world of Beauty Pageants. Manushi Chillar, the 20-year-old medical student from Haryana has made the country proud by winning the pivotal and prestigious “MISS WORLD” pageant, after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. She has taken the mainstream media by storm not only by winning the title but also by giving emphasis on “Motherhood”.

Her answer also gives us a reason to ponder about “motherhood”, an unpaid labour. In India, for most women, motherhood is not just about giving birth to babies….motherhood is much more than that….



As a mother, she gives birth and nurtures a baby, she looks after her entire family: her children, husband, parents, in-laws, she works from morning till night, cooking, cleaning, doing all household chores. And of-course, we also have modern Indian mothers who not only look after the home but also manage to work outside to earn for their family….

But, what does a mother gets in return? Her job is 24 hours round the clock…she carries out all physical and mental labour, she undergoes many sacrifices in her life bringing up her kids and looking after the family, she sweats and toils in making her kids stand tall on their feet, and she does not get any monetary recognition for it. Why? Because, she is a Mother and her work is always taken for granted.

In today’s age of women empowerment, it’s a mother who can make her daughters independent and self-reliant. If she encourages her daughter to move forward and follow her dreams, then nobody can stop her.

Manushi, you make us proud today. And thanks for giving us a chance to applaud the most noble profession in the world, and that is Motherhood.  Motherhood is indeed the most honest and noblest of all works without any remunerative benefit. But then a mother needs all love, care, respect and happiness in this world and that is her biggest remuneration.

With a deep salute to all Mothers and with the intention of making them empowered, we at GharSeNaukri.com has provided this online platform for women to work-from-home in jobs that suit them, which they can work at their convenient time without compromising their family errands and earn money by working from home. Register at GharSeNaukri.com today.

Flexible Employment in India: A Rising Trend

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The increase in flexible employment is a trend that is seen for quite some time now in many countries, including India. Why there has been a rise in flexible staffing in a country like India where people till a few years back were accustomed to a regular 9 to 6 job?

What is flexible employment?

Flexible working is a method of working that is customized to suit the needs of the employee. It is an alternative to traditional set pattern of working for 8 to 9 hours. The best part is that the employees can work from home or at flexible hours or for a limited time period for a particular project. For employers, the advantage is that you hire employees for a temporary period, which in turn reduces the operational and management costs of permanent employees. In a report published in Livemint (CIETT Economic Report 2016, Motilal Oswal Securities), while the average global flexi staffing penetration was at approximately 1.6%, India’s flexi staffing penetration was just at approximately 0.5%. However, the scenario will be a much better one with the recent implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) and the Indian organized flexi-staffing sector is set to grow much bigger as more and more organizations in India are nowadays opting for flexible staffing.

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How will GST help?

With GST scenario, the organizations or the clients can take input tax credit from the government only if the flexible staffing agency that provides services the client pays the service tax to the government. This will compel more and more firms to move to staffing agencies that are organized and comply with rules and pay taxes.

Benefits of flexible staffing

According to the opinion of expert analysts at Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd, if the central government takes up exhaustive labour law reform, flexi staffing is expected to be relatively cheaper. According to brokerage firm Ambit Capital Pvt. Ltd, flexible staffing is much more cheaper than permanent recruitment which includes the cost on an average life time of an employee in an organization.

Flexible employment is beneficial in both ways: Firms hiring flexi staffing services are benefitted as it will save on employee costs and it also has the flexibility of hiring as and when required. Firms offering flexible services or individuals on flexible jobs also gain as they can work on more than one project as per their convenient time and can earn more.

Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at CARE Ratings pointed out that in the present scenario in the country where job opportunities are not going hand-in-hand with the rise in the working population, a rise in temporary staffing, flexible jobs, part-time jobs should be seen as a positive sign as it is always better to remain employed for few months than to remain completely unemployed. It is also seen that one-fifth of the employees who take up temporary jobs get absorbed into the organization sooner or later.

Rising trend

Organisations in today’s age need to be more flexible so as to accommodate market changes. The flexible staffing market in India is on its way for rapid growth and in few years, Indian staffing market will be the largest in the world. According to industry reports, the temporary or flexible jobs’ workforce is likely to account for 10% of the country’s formal sector employment by 2025. India has one of the largest flexi staffing employee numbers in the world, next only to China and the US. India can very well surpass other countries considering the size of temporary staff employed in the organised sector in the next 10 years.

Indian organizations of various industry domains are hiring employees on a contract basis nowadays. Though such contractual jobs are usually of jobs at the lower end of the hierarchy, like as accounting, sales, data entry, backend operations, and regular administrative tasks, however flexible job recruitment has also started to include mid-and senior-level roles in IT, engineering and retail sector among others. The retail sector is expected to grow at 10 to 12% per annum, making it the most lucrative option for a huge growth in flexible staffing. At present, the government of India employs a temporary workforce of about 12.3 million and this figure is expected to grow more. Contract staffing in the IT and ITES industry is also likely to increase from 10 to 20% in the next few years.

Needless to say, firms which are engaged in the flexi staffing business in India will benefit.

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Mrs. D Jyothi Reddy:  From an Agricultural Labourer to a CEO in USA

Meet Mrs. D Jyothi Reddy from Warangal in Hyderabad. She is a story of achieving the impossible, a story of inspiration for many of us.

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Jyothi was born to a very poor family in Warangal and due to poor financial conditions, she was sent into a welfare orphanage where she grew up as a motherless child, inspite of having a family.

Since childhood, she developed a strong determination to make her future bright. And thus she worked hard towards creating a better life for her. She attended a government school while at the orphanage. She also worked with a family as a household maid and in between her works, she took a vocational course. At a tender age of 16, she got married to her cousin and soon became a mother of 2 children. To run her family, she worked as an agricultural labourer for a daily wage of Rs. 5. Later, she became a Volunteer of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), a government scheme to empower the youth and she started teaching the village children. She continued her studies while doing various kinds of odd jobs such as stitching, tailoring, selling sarees to meet the family’s expenses. Soon, she completed her graduation as well as her post graduation. After completion of her post graduation, she got a special teacher job for a salary of Rs. 398 per month. A chance encounter with one of her relatives in the US made her think about going to the United States, the land of dreams for many. She went to US by leaving her two daughters in a missionary hostel. But before that she also did a computer course to get a job in the States. She did many odd jobs there too like as a baby sitter, loading and unloading goods, working in a gas station and so on. She then joined a company called CS America but she continued with her odd jobs for survival. Soon she started developing this killer instinct to start her own business.

She visited Mexico once for stamping. Here she realized that she could start her own company as she had ideas with the paperwork involved with the Visa Processing. By this time, she had some savings of $40000. In 2001 October, she opened an office in Phoenix. Today, she is known as the CEO of Keys software solutions in USA, creating revenues in the millions. She is also involved with many philanthropic endeavours, serving rural India. Her two daughters moved to the States and completed their education in the schools there.

Her story of rags to riches is indeed a story of inspiration. Her story is a perfect example of “You are the creator of your own destiny”

So ladies, always dream to achieve big in life. If you have the will and passion to do something in life then nobody can stop you. GharSeNaukri.com was launched with the sole intention to empower women. Register with us today. Looking for suitable work-from-home jobs or part-time jobs here. Work and earn money and do something meaningful in life.

How to Maintain a Perfect Work Life Balance When You Work from Home?

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A woman taking up work-from-home job is slowly setting its trend in Indian job market in recent years. When you work from home, there are many benefits: you give time to your family, you don’t have to commute, you work according to your convenience and you earn money. One of the most important reasons for which most Indian women leave their jobs is when they find it difficult to maintain work-life balance. So, many women opt for part-time or work-from-home jobs as it gives them the chance to find work-life balance. Maintaining a work-life balance is very essential in today’s age of stress, hypertension and competition. When you take a flexible job and work remotely but at the same time stress yourself by working round the clock with no time for yourself and family, then what is the point in taking up a work-from-home job? No matter how much you love your job, you always need time to relax and rejuvenate and find work-life balance.

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Tips to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance

  1. Know your strengths: When you have decided to work from home, always take up a project or job that you know you are sure of doing it and completing it on time. Focus on your strengths first. Take one or two projects at a time as per your capability and not many projects at one go. Just because you are working from home does not mean that you can be a multi-tasker and you are always and easily available.
  2. Time prioritization: Prioritize your time as per your tasks. If you have a to-do list with a number of tasks on it (both official and personal), you need to prioritize those tasks: (a) Urgent and important (b) Important but not urgent (c) Urgent but not important (d) Neither urgent nor important. Prioritizing time helps you to do your tasks efficiently without making it too stressful.
  3. Give yourself a personal time: Most women who work from home usually prefer to work during the time when the kids are in school. Once the kids come back home, you are again on your toes. So when it comes for your own personal time and space, you tend to ignore it and get yourself buried in your office and household work. But, this is bad. Give a personal time for yourself. You can use this time to read, listen to music, to watch TV, to do exercise, to sleep. You need your “me” time just to do anything you like.
  4. Schedule your work hours: Just because you work from home does not mean that you can work at any time. You need to have set work hours and you need to stick to that. Otherwise, there is every chance that you will be working until midnight every night because you did not get time to complete your office tasks and got busy with your normal household tasks.
  5. Manage your time for a long term as well: Maintain a diary for important dates and events like as birthdays, anniversaries, marriages, kids school events, social commitments, including holidays. Remember that you are unavailable for work on those days, even if you have taken up a work-from-home job.
  6. Step out of your home: When you work from home, at times you can get lonely when everyone in the house leave for their respective works and you are alone working for yourself. So step out of your home, maybe for a small household errand. Or schedule some time to meet your old friends or old colleagues. It is always better to stay connected.
  7. Manage your mind and relax yourself: This is very essential. When you are in fear or anxiety or in self-doubt, try to strengthen your mental health through meditation or reading. Otherwise, spend time with someone who will enlighten you, support you and make you feel better.
  8. Take a break: Remember to take time out when you work from home. Take a coffee break or snack time break, the stuff that you normally do when you are working in an office. Give yourself a lunch break. If needed, take a short and sweet afternoon nap and then start working again with a fresh mind.
  9. Have that holiday: Whether with family or friends, make time for a holiday. Use those summer vacations or winter vacations of kids for a holiday outside. Make sure that you spent some quality time with them. Even a long weekend break somewhere nearby is better than nothing. Short holidays will definitely rejuvenate your body and mind.  This is very essential for a work-life balance.
  10. Maintain your health: Last but not the least, maintaining your health and a healthy lifestyle is very essential in today’s age. Eat healthy, do exercises, sleep on time and get proper sleep. If you follow a healthy way of living, you can implement the same for your family too.

Thus, when you work-from-home, make sure you follow the tips given above to maintain a perfect work-life balance.

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10 Success Tips for a Work from Home Mom

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Work from home is one of the latest trends in today’s age. Infact, in the USA, there are millions of Americans working from home, with occasional visits to their head offices and making their homes their primary offices. In India, the work-from-home concept is still at a nascent stage and is more popular for women than men. Work life balance is the new mantra for modern women today. There is a myth that work-from-home women professionals are not as successful as their colleagues working on-site. Working from home and maintaining a perfect balance between professional and personal lives can be a very successful one for women provided they know what to do, when and how.

Given below are few tips for a successful career for a work-from-home mom:
1. Set a time schedule: The first basic rule is to set a time schedule for work and following this schedule regularly. This helps you to get into the work mode in a systematic manner and allows you to stay on work throughout the day. Flexibility is one prime reason for which women prefer to work from home nowadays. But even then, it is better to make a routine and stick to it, though it should not be a binding one and make way for flexible arrangement as and when required.

2. Create an office space: Before starting your work from home, make sure that you have a personal space for yourself. Maybe the corner of your bedroom (if you have a little baby) or a study room or the backyard of your home or may be a store room. But, whichever space you choose, make sure that you can convert it into a small workspace. Remember, you don’t need many things: you just need a flat work surface, a chair, a laptop, your phone and a storage cabinet. Creating a personalized space for office work keeps your home organized, gives you the feeling of “working” in an office environment and helps keep you focused in your work. Separate work space from family space.

3. Dress up for work: Since you work from home, you feel that you are free to work in your night suit and pajamas, as there is no dress code. But this should not be the case. It is important that you start your work with fresh mind and a keep a positive mental outlook. It is better to look good and feel good while working. So dress up well for your work.

4. Proper infrastructure: Two basic things that are essential requirements to be successful while working from home are to have a reliable phone and a fast Internet connection. The reason being these are your connections to your employer for whom you are working. You must be available for your employer as and when required. Hence, your phone must always be fully charged and your Internet must be fast enough for speedy downloading of important documents and mails.

5. Stay in touch with your boss and co-workers: Communication is vey essential for a successful work-from-home career. You are given your task list for the month or the week and you always deliver your work on time while working from home. But, do not forget the old adage: “Out of sight, out of mind”. It is important to stay in touch with your boss and co-workers. Communication with your employer, be it for work or for personal greetings in special occasions, is very essential to be successful when you are a remote worker. It is important to stay connected.

6. Avoid distractions: There is a myth that it is easy to work from home. The real truth is that it is not so easy to work from home as when you are at home, you have hundreds of other thoughts and household works in your mind which can distract you from your actual work. The thumb rule here is that just as you schedule your office work time, schedule your time for other household works too. Try completing part of your household chores in the morning before you start your office work. Take a break for lunch, do some small household task, take rest for some time and then resume your work. Once your office work gets over in the evening, complete your other tasks. This way, you can avoid distractions and keep your mind under control. Fix time for different activities.

7. Show professionalism: You should not give up your professional attitude when you work from home. Be professional in your work as well as in your appearance and behavior. If you need to attend a video conferencing, make sure that you have a clean space dedicated for it, away from home clutter. Deliver your work on time to maintain professionalism.

8. Expand your circle: When you work from home, you usually tend to isolate yourself. You get busy with your work and home. But, do not forget to build your network and maintain relationships. Get in touch with people who are in the same type of jobs as yours, not only from the organization in which you are working but also from other organizations. Maintaining your network is very essential to be successful when you work from home.

9. Manage your mobile phone: While you will need your mobile phone for managing your office work, make sure it does not distract you. So no Facebook or WhatsApp during office work. Infact, it is better to turn off any notifications that might distract your attention while you are working. You can check these messages once you are done with your work.

10. To-Do list: Last but not the least, it is always better to keep a To-Do List. Maintain a diary for your personal and household works and an excel sheet for your office work. Don’t miss out on anything important. Mark them in your calendar. Create your own deadlines. There might be circumstances when your kids will become a priority against your work. Nothing wrong in that. Be flexible.

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