5 Tips on Transitioning to Working Outside of the Home

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After my second daughter was born, I decided to leave the corporate world to stay home and raise my girls. While at home, I created 3 small businesses and ended up not returning back to the corporate world for 10 years. After returning it didn’t take me long to realize the transition of going back would not be as easy as I thought it would be. I did learn, however, that if you do things differently it doesn’t have to be so hard to transition back to working outside of the home.

Going back to work can be hard. There are ways you can transition easy so it's not so tough.

When you work from home there is an incredible amount of flexibility that normally comes with it. From, at times, setting your own schedule to wearing your favorite pajamas, working from home can be relaxing and comforting, but after 10 years of being a work at home mom, I discovered very quickly that the transition would not be so easy. Here are 5 Tips on Transitioning to Working Outside of the Home:

  1. Clothes: Before I began to interview for jobs, I looked in my closet only to realize that I didn’t have anything other than t-shirts and leggings. I had to find the best deals and purchase at least 3 work outfits until I was hired and then determine what their dress code was so I would know what I needed to purchase.
  2. Chores: When I worked at home, I handled most of the cleaning. Every now and then, I would make my girls do a few extra chores, but for the most part, I took care of the majority of the house. Now that I work full-time outside of the home, I started to create weekly chore charts for each member of my household. It’s important to do this so that you can come home and relax and not be bogged down with house cleaning. 
  3. Child Care: Depending on how young your kids are, this can be the hardest transition. My biggest piece of advice is to research child care options and ask for referrals from friends and family.
  4. Schedule: When you work outside of the home, 99.9% of the time you don’t get to choose your own schedule. If you have kids, it will be important to determine ahead of time, how they will get to and from school, who will take care of them when they can’t go to school and who will pick them up if they get sick.
  5. Meals/Snacks: Since you no longer work from home, you can no longer go to the pantry or fridge and grab a snack or meal at your convenience. In addition, oftentimes, you are on a time clock, so you have to pack food that is simple and quick to make, but also good to eat. 

After getting tired of packing sandwiches every day, I decided to peruse the frozen food section of my HEB and thankfully I discovered Jimmy Dean 9oz Bowls. There were 3 bowls. They included Jimmy Dean Breakfast Burrito, Jimmy Dean Loaded Potato, and Jimmy Dean Ranchero Steak & Eggs. These are perfect for quick and simple but delicious meals while at work.

These Jimmy Dean bowls contain 21-23 grams of protein (depending on product selection) and they offer a wide variety of new flavors with premium ingredients. These are also perfect for snacks or dinner, but I love bringing them to work for my breakfast and lunch. Jimmy Dean 9oz bowls have made my transition to working outside the home a lot smoother.

Have you had to transition back to working outside of the home? What tips can you share?

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