As a stay-at-home mom, you’re usually occupied with many things – getting the kids ready for school, preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. You have to do all these and prevent mom burnout, which means you have to prioritize self-care. So how do you do all these with efficiency? As a stay-at-home mom, you’ll have to master the skill of time management.
I’ve learned how to become a master at time management and organization as a stay-at-home mom, and I want to share my secrets with you!
How to manage your time as a stay at home mom
It’s difficult for me to keep all of my plates spinning as a stay-at-home mom. So you are, managing a household while keeping your children alive and your marriage afloat is a complex undertaking! There are, however, ways to obtain a better handle on it all. So let’s take a look at some time management tips.
Just because you’re a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean you’ve given up on your ambitions. You may have fulfilled your goal of being a stay-at-home mom, but now it’s time to set new ones. Of course, you can set goals for your children and your home, but you can also work on personal goals such as weight loss and wellness.
Setting goals for stay-at-home moms is crucial. You have a vision and look to the future when you have short and long-term goals. Then, you’re planning and preparing for it.
This could be something for our families (perhaps a long-overdue trip) or something for ourselves (maybe you want to start a business or buy yourself a fancy new purse). Whatever our objectives are, having them and writing them down, and keeping them visible is critical to having productive days.
You can plan your days and stay focused if you know where you’re heading.
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Have a schedule
Making a daily calendar offers you a concrete plan for the day and demonstrates what is and is not feasible to complete. I experimented with various scheduling approaches before settling on a time-blocking schedule. A time block schedule is ideal for parents, particularly those with numerous children and many obligations.
Morning and evening routines are excellent techniques to guarantee that specific tasks are completed each day. Of course, you can tweak these routines to match your family’s needs, but consistency is crucial.
It’s easier to determine what can be accomplished in a day when we establish routines. We don’t know what will and won’t be done each day when we just wing it. Create and stick to routines where it makes sense! Adjust them over time, but make sure they’re a regular part of your routine.
Have a morning and evening routine:
Having a morning routine allows you to automate the first few actions of your day. Soon, those things will become habits, and your body and mind will seamlessly transition from one to the other, similar to muscle memory.
It’s so much simpler to get out of bed in the morning when you know where your clothes are. Because you won’t be tripping over trash from the day before, and the coffee pot is already clean and on the counter.
Stay-at-home moms can achieve success at the start and end of each day by following a defined morning and evening routine.
Practice time blocking
Time blocking is a technique for carving out pieces of your day and setting specific goals for those chunks of time.
You don’t have to accomplish them in any particular order, but they all have to be completed within the time limit.
For instance, you set aside half of your day in the morning to clean the house, do one load of laundry, and arrange your closet.
With time blocking, you have a little more leeway and can concentrate on the ultimate goal rather than the journey to get there. This strategy is ideal for people who focus on the top result but are overwhelmed by detailed plans.
It will take some time to figure out how long it takes you to complete an activity, but once you do, you’ll be that much closer to mastering your day!
Find accountability partners
We leave behind the stress of the office but also the accountability when we leave our careers to become stay-at-home moms. Accountability influences Productivity. We can hold ourselves accountable, but nothing beats having someone else hold us responsible.
You can discuss your schedule with your husband, and he can hold you accountable. Then, you can either find another stay-at-home mom to be your accountability partner or form a stay-at-home mom accountability club.
Prioritise your self-care
Stay-at-home moms are prone to prioritizing the demands of the household over their own. This is because they see home management as a commitment to the family and prioritize their family.
Your emotional and physical well-being, on the other hand, can suffer if you don’t prioritize yourself. So it is not selfish to prioritize self-care. On the contrary, it’s almost unselfish because you want to make sure you’re in a good position to care for your family and house.
When you’re happy with yourself and your health, it affects every aspect of your life. It’s also beneficial for your children to watch their mother taking care of herself and valuing herself enough to prioritize her needs.
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Maama, if you can master the skill of time management, many things will be easier for you. Accountability is one of the most effective strategies to making sure that you become more productive. You should join our community if you’re not there yet.
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