Productivity is more than just getting things done. It’s about being efficient and timeous with your tasks, especially as a busy mom.
Are you overwhelmed with all you need to get done but never have the time? All moms go through those moments. You may be wondering how other busy moms do it. It’s not as hard it seems.
We all wish we had more hours in the day. Now you can, with these easy steps to mastering your productivity. Get more done in less time.
Create a Schedule
Motherhood can take over your life. It’s vital to have a schedule as a busy mom. Plan your days and tasks. Having a schedule provides structure.
The overwhelm can get real and draining real fast. Make time for downtime or adjusting some things in your schedule.
Set up your schedule a week in advance so you don’t find yourself in a rush or too swamped. When you plan, you can get more done and have time to move things around.
Put everything in your schedule. Nothing is too minor. Be realistic with how much time you give yourself with each task, make time for unforeseen circumstances such as traffic when dropping kids off.
Give the Older Kids Chores
Kids need to learn responsibility. If you have older kids, get them to do some chores such as doing the dishes and taking out the trash. For the little ones a great place to start is by picking up toys and putting away their clothes.
This not only instills a sense of responsibility but is also a confidence builder. Kids need to know that you trust them to do stuff. When your child can do something on their own, let them.
Have a chore chart that everyone can see and work on. Let everyone be part of household duties.
Make Time for Self-Care
Sometimes mom duties take over our lives. It’s important to still take care of yourself. It doesn’t have to be a spa day or vacation, you can treat yourself to a nice wholesome meal or take a long bubble bath as part of your self-care practice.
Make time for yourself, so you can give the best of yourself. Read this blog post about some great self-care tips you can introduce in your daily life.
Ask for Help
You can’t do it all. When things get too much, ask for help. Asking or help does not mean you are falling short. Every mom needs a break. Trust me.
Asking for help can be filled with guilt and shame for most moms. However, you are not an island, and it truly does take a village to raise a child. Rely on your support structure to help you when you need it.
It might be a friend or a trusted neighbour. They’ll be happy to help out where they can.
Get more done During your Quiet Times
When are you most productive?
Try to get some things done without interruption early in the morning at night when everyone is still asleep. There are fewer distractions and you can focus more on getting the task at hand done.
If your only quiet is when baby takes their nap, use that time wisely. It would be nice to sleep when the baby does, but it doesn’t work out that way anyway.
Pre-Prep the night Before
You don’t have to do everything in one day. Make your work easier by laying out clothes and packing the kids’ bags the night before. Take out your work clothes and put items you need where it’s easy to grab and go.
Also, update your schedule and check your plans for the next day. Work through it and prioritize accordingly.
Get some Rest
Easier said than done with the little ones demanding so much attention. Rest is a must. The schedule you did comes in handy here. I hope you added your rest time. And if not, please do.
It’s important to reset and rejuvenate. Take a break from the runaround. Relax. Get enough sleep. Most importantly, listen to your body.
Don’t push yourself to the limit. You may not recover. There is always something you can without doing. Take care of yourself first. Put your feet up. You deserve it, mommy.
Being a mom is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. When you find yorself overwhelmed with the tasks ahead. Take a deep breath.
Remember that productivity is simple. Work at it and you’ll be fine.
Rock on momma. You’re doing a great job!