You have all of your equipment to go for your FB live or live masterclass and are super pumped to be making it happen from the comforts of your home. Just two minutes after your intro, your toddler starts making noises that sound like they have fallen through the floor or screams of joy at the show you have sat them down to watch! Toddlers are the most unpredictable little creatures on the planet. They do what they want when they want to do it.
So how do you get your toddler to care about you being on a call, or sitting quietly for a FB live. You can’t. But, you can work around their free spirited mindsets and do a few things to work around those noisy parts of the day.
Work when they sleep. It’s best to save your work where you need to make calls, record videos, go LIVE, or anything else that requires a quiet background during the times when the toddler is sleeping. This can include naps depending on how regular the kids are with the time frame in which they nap.
Don’t do work that requires quiet focused time for during highly active toddler times. Leave this time for doing work where background noise won’t derail creativity or interrupt whoever you are talking to. Now I have had many calls with toddler noise in the background, so depending on the type of call, and or audience this may work for you just fine.
Relocate temporarily. This works when someone is in the home to look after the child. Take up a corner in another area of the home where the toddler isn’t belting out screams of joy and get some work in there. Doing this gives the child their space and time to do fun toddler things and allow you to go and get that work done, you would otherwise have to wait until they were sleeping to get.
Not all of us have to work while our kids are home. That is a personal choice and depending on what you are trying to accomplish in your business, you may find it necessary to work around your child for periods of time. Don’t get hung up on how other parents work or don’t work when their children are sleeping. As long as you are being true to your passions and mission, and your kids aren’t being neglected, I’d say you have the best of both worlds.
If you are finding it difficult to figure out the best time of day to work, check out my post on doing just that! “Here’s A Quick Way to Figure Out What Time of Day To Work”