Two small steps to bring mom life into perfect balance.
Mom life is a balancing act. There are no two ways about it. Moms today have so much pressure weighing down on us, that it can be hard to manage. Sometimes, we just feel like we can’t keep our heads above water.
From school schedules to kids’ activities, our work lives, time for our significant others, friends, and charitable efforts – not to mention all the meals to be made and laundry to be done – I’m not sure there will ever be enough hours in a day, no matter how late I go to bed or how early I wake up to get it all done.
But there are some things we can all do to bring life into a better balance. Here are two of my top ways to help you feel more on top of your busy life.
1. Order your priorities.
First, prioritize. For me, I always say that family comes before anything. So if I have things on my to do list that involve my kids or other family members, these must come first.
This helps me organize my to do list in a certain order and keep my headspace clear of clutter. First, family. Second, work. And so on. Internally, I find that I’m happier, because the most important things are being done first, and aren’t being left to chance.
Now, does it always go so smoothly? Of course not. We all have our days and our moments where things go haywire.
Case in point: as I write this, I’ve just put my kids to bed and learned that one has a math test tomorrow, for which he did not study. Great. So this week will be spent catching him up and possibly retaking said test. And I’ll go to sleep tonight contemplating how in the world I missed that and how I’m a horrible mom for letting it slip through the cracks.
2. Stay (or Get) Organized.
The next thing on our balancing act list is to stay – or get – organized. I’ll admit – I didn’t classify myself as an organized person until well into adulthood and definitely after I had kids.
Sometimes it’s easier in the moment to not take the time to proactively do the things that’ll keep us organized along the way – setting a reminder to follow up on an email, for example.
In the long run, though, taking time in the present – even in the busiest moments – to stay organized and remain decluttered will save yourself headache and heartache. Get yourself a good, stylish planner like these to help organize your tasks and your days.
What could I have done better to remember to help my son study for that math test? When he told me about it a few days ago, I should have written it in my planner with the five hundred other things on my weekly to do list – and I should have moved it up in priority status to number one. I did not, and for that I mom-failed.
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