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Don’t get me wrong. I love being a work-at-home mom and most of my “WAHM” friends would agree. However, there are some elements that are pretty easy to miss from working in traditional office space. Things like office birthday parties, water cooler gossip, and most of all, a mid-day coffee break! For me, that was my time to unplug from a busy work day and recharge my body and brain to be able to complete my work day successfully.
This mid-day break is just as important when you work from home and let’s face it, breaks are usually hard to come by unless you plan it out. So why not do just that? How about getting some other WAHM friends together for a mid-day coffee break “party” once in a while? Here are some tips to get you started:
Tip #1. Host a Mid-Day Coffee Break Party just before the kids get home from school
The point of a mid-day coffee break is to both give you a chance to step away from your work and to give you that second wind to finish your day with a bang. For most moms of school aged kids, a second wind is most needed just before they get home from school and you’re getting ready to basically start your “second job.”
Tip #2. Have all of your guests “unplug”
Phones, tablets, laptops are not welcome. This is some time to literally step away from your desks and enjoy a break. To give your guests an added incentive to leave their devices at the door, set up a charging station by the door.
Tip #3. Serve some energy boosting snacks
Things like nuts, granola, yogurt, and fruits are the perfect addition to give that extra boost.
But don’t forget to cater to your guests’ sweet tooth either!
Tip #4. Share some fun “brain games” and stress relievers with your guests, such as a rubik’s cube, stress balls, etc.
Tip #5. Serve good coffee
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