Our lives have become so busy, especially for moms. A simple task such as getting ready in the morning may become difficult after you become a mother. Not only do you have to get yourself ready but you also have to get your children ready, who usually don’t have the same grasp on time and the importance of getting out the door. After becoming a mom, your easy morning routine may turn into complete chaos. Many mothers are always in a rush and become overwhelmed. All this running around and stress is not good for your health and will eventually catch up to you.
Tip #1 – You Can’t Do Everything Yourself
Women are strong and want to take on the world, but we must admit that we can’t do everything by ourselves all the time. Trying to do everything by yourself everyday will only lead to frustration and exhaustion. Ask your spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor for help. Most people with some spare time will want to lend a helping hand. Even the simplest tasks such as getting breakfast together, getting the kids dressed, or driving the kids to school will help reduce your stress load. Don’t be afraid to say you need help.
Tip #2 – Plan Ahead
At the end of the day, take a minute to think about what is on the agenda for the next day. Taking a few minutes to think and prepare will make the next day run more smoothly. If you are the type of person who likes lists, then make a list or schedule for the next day. You must remember to not put too much on your list. You have to prioritize what is important and has to get done. You only have so much time and energy. You shouldn’t overwhelm yourself every day because that will only lead to burnout.
Tip #3 – Prepare
Anything you can do to prepare for the next day, do it. Completing tasks such as picking out clothes, getting bags ready, and making food the night before will make the next day so much easier. Granted, you may be exhausted at night and just want to go to bed after you put your kids down for bed. This is okay, don’t feel guilty. Time management is tough and takes work and sometimes you just need a break.
Tip #4 – Say No
Moms must want to be super human because we take on so much that it can’t possibly be done in one day. It is okay to say “no.” When your boss asks you to come in early or the school wants you to bake homemade cookies, it’s okay to say no. You only have so much energy and time. You need to focus on what is important to you. If you take on too much, you are going to eventually become so run down that you won’t be able to handle simple tasks. It is better to just say “no” to something you don’t want to do or don’t have the time to do.
- Ask for help, you cannot do everything yourself
- Plan ahead when you can. Having a plan, schedule, or list can help you stay organized and on track
- Prepare as much as you can. Even small tasks to prepare for the future add up
- It’s okay to say no. You only have so much time and energy to share
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