The past month has been very busy for me, between fixing up the house, working, cleaning, being a mother, wife, daughter and house maid, I have to say, September is kicking my you know what!
Don’t get me wrong, I love all the things in my life, I enjoy work, school and being home with my daughter, but sometimes, its draining and I wish I had someone to help out. My husband is wonderful, but there is only so much he can do.
I’ve done some research online on how to better balance one’s life and I thought I would share them with you in hopes that it too can help you become more balanced and stressfree.
– Smoother Mornings: Getting organized the night before will help alleviate the morning stress. I pack our lunches and organize our clothes the night before. I even get my purse and bag ready and place it next to the door. Anything I need to do the morning of is on a sticky note on the door so I don’t forget.
– End the Mommy Guilt: Don’t worry that you can’t always be with your family, instead, savor the moments that you are and know that there are millions of moms out there in the same situation you are.
– Start a Family Calendar: You can purchase a white board that sticks on your wall to post upcoming family events, birthdays and when bills are due. When you are done creating it for the month, save the dates to both you and your partners smart phones if you have them. That way you know what is going on in your life wherever you are.
– Reduce Distractions: Try to not always be on your phone, checking emails or watching TV. That in itself is very draining and wastes a lot of time.
– Family Bonding: Make time each week for family outings and trips. Whether it be to get ice cream, see a movie or even just take a walk to a local park, be firm with having this family bonding time.
– Date night: I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again, spending quality time with your partner is very important for both your marriage and family. Start by having a date night once a month and see if you can even do it more.
– Quality time alone: Try and spend some valuable “me” time on a regular basis. You can either take a yoga class, go for a walk or read a book upstairs by yourself. This time is critical for your body and mind.
Is there any tips you have for balancing life, work and motherhood? How do you keep your sanity?