Being a mom can be a rewarding job. But it’s also a job filled with tasks, appointments, carpools and soccer games.
Let’s face it, being a mom is busy.
There are so many things that you must pay attention to that it may feel as though you are running out of hours in the day to do them all.
THE BEST TIPS FOR BUSY MOMS
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With all the daily tasks you are presented with, it’s no wonder you are feeling overwhelmed.
Fortunately, there are a few tips out there that can help busy moms better manage their feelings.
GET UP EARLY
They say that the early bird gets the worm.
And it is true!
Getting up early before the kids wake up gives you a little time to collect yourself and your thoughts.
A family home can be a noisy place.
Between the television, the phone, the radio and the kids, it is easy to feel information overload.
Try turning down the background noise in your house and take some quiet me time.
The entire family can benefit greatly from this.
There may be an occasion that you just don’t feel like making dinner or performing any task for that matter.
The key to getting over this is to start small.
Make small steps towards completing your goal.
Just walking into the kitchen may seem like a ridiculously small step, but sometimes these little actions can help you to approach those tasks that seem somewhat overwhelming.
LIVE IN THE NOW
One of the best ways to avoid stress is to live in the moment.
Avoid falling into the trap of comparing with other parents about how busy you are.
Comparing yourself to others will only bring future worries to the present and create undue stress.
Instead, focus on what’s happening in the present and don’t sweat the small stuff.
LEARN TO ADAPT
Many people get attached to the idea of how things will be, and when they don’t work out exactly as planned, they fall apart.
It is important that we learn how to adapt to these situations.
If dinner isn’t on the table at exactly 6 pm, as you wanted, learn to adapt to the situation by making it work for you.
POSITIVE INNER DIALOGUE
The way we speak to ourselves internally makes a huge difference in how we feel and deal with situations.
When things go wrong it’s important to tell yourself that while this stinks, it’s not a disaster and can be worked with.
Developing this voice helps you learn to see the positive through everything, so you don’t feel so much pressure.
LAUGH WHENEVER POSSIBLE
It is important to find the light in the world.
Especially when you are starting to feel overwhelmed.
Take the time to out to do something that will make you laugh.
Laughter, after all, is the best medicine.
It is almost impossible to finish everything on our to-do lists.
In fact, there really aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that you want to.
Instead of stressing about it, take a break.
If you don’t allow yourself some downtime, chances are you will never get it.
ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
Find time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
Soak in a warm bath or go for a run.
Figure out what soothes you and brings you happiness and then make sure you enjoy them.
LET IT GO
Chaos is a part of life.
In fact, nothing is ever going to go exactly as planned.
We must take the time to figure out what we can control and what we can’t. Once we do, we will be able to let go of the rest.
Being busy doesn’t mean that you must be overwhelmed. And being busy doesn’t need to define you.
Make sure to take the time you need for yourself, laugh when you can and let go of the things you can’t control.
You will be happier for it.
Check out the book Home Management: Plain and Simple by Kim Brenneman for more inspiration.
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