It's been a WHILE since I've done a mom boss power tip (my bad) but I'm glad to be back and doing them for you guys. If you are new to this series, these blogs are inspired by my book: "The Mom Boss Organization Guide" that helps you get organized EASY in just a few simple tips. It is available for purchase over on Amazon if you're interested in making time for what matters to you and planning your days with intention. It's a guidebook with workable sections, perfect for a mama who needs to write things out to get things done. Check it out HERE.
Today's tip is actually inspired by YOU! I asked over on instagram what was something you wanted to read about, and so many responses came in about how to find balance as a mom. When my son was a newborn, I quickly discovered how much time was lost just in the day to day routine in caring from him. I wanted to create a system that was going to allow me to still do what I loved but also still be able to care for him. As complex as it seems - it just took a bit of strategy to figure out something. Now, please don't think I'm perfect because there are plenty of days where I feel that I'm just trying to catch up! But having a plan in place still gives me something to refer back on and strive to do.
How Can You As A Mom Balance Your Busy Schedule?
One thing I always suggest and mention in my book is evaluate your day to day life. If you are feeling stressed beyond belief take a look at what's going on. What can you cut out? What can you say no to in order to make more time to do other things? Take a sheet of paper and write down what things you do in a day, including sleeping and eating! There are only 24 hours in a day, how many hours do you have left? That would be the amount of time you can delegate to being YOUR time to do with what you please!
Being busy isn't always being productive. Some times you may have to cut things out that is just "busy work" to trade it for things that will have longevity to it. Things can can move you forward into your career, develop skills that you'd like to have, things that will educate yourself. If it's not beneficial it has to go!
Being a mom is a 24/7- 365 job, it doesn't end. But, there are ways to maximize the time you do have. I don't rest until the end of the day. There are moments in Isaiah's schedule where he has independent play times and I use that to my advantage to read, clean or write or the blog. During nap times I schedule some of my biggest projects to do. I keep a log of daily activities in my planner and look to that often to keep me on track. I work now, so I also heavily rely on my tribe to help look after my son on those days when I am away- if what you're aiming to accomplish is important to you, you will do what you can to make time for it!
I hope this helps mama!