Superwoman! This is a term my husband often uses when he notices I’m attempting to tackle many tasks at once. And by tasks, I am not only referring to your daily chores but anything else in your life that you juggle. As moms, we feel the need to accomplish everything in our to-do list while also tending to other areas in our lives. The reality is that there will be easy days when we can tackle it all. But there will also be harder days in which things will go unaccomplished and unattended to, and that’s ok!
To help you achieve the productive days that we all want to have, I’m going to share with you five easy tips that have helped me since I became a mom.
- Make a list
List everything that you want to accomplish and leave room for any unexpected tasks that come up.
- Categorize it
It is important to remember that being a mom is a part of who you are, but it does not define who you are. So, be sure to include all the areas of your life such as spirituality, marriage, family, friends, work, self-care, etc.
- Prioritize it
The key is to review your categories to discover any areas that you may be neglecting. By making a list and prioritizing, you will be able to see where your heart stands and what areas need improvement. Prioritize your tasks and strive to find a balance.
- Set goals
Select one task from each of your categories and make it a goal to complete them each week. Keep in mind that life is unpredictable and accomplishing some of your goals may have to wait.
Assign any tasks that can be delegated to family members and work together as a team. Don’t be afraid to ask for help as this will relieve pressure and free up some of your time.
What if I can’t do it all?
You’re not alone! There are probably more days that I was not able to accomplish everything I wanted to than the number of days I was able to get it all done. Most importantly, remember to pace yourself and be sure to rest.
What do you mean rest?
If getting the rest you need means that you have to leave the sink full of dishes or say no to an adventurous outing with your friends, then do it! Without rest, you’re not going to function properly. And if you’re not well, you won’t be able to be the mom, the wife, the co-worker, the daughter or the friend that you want to be.
At the end of the day…
Don’t dwell on the tasks you weren’t able to complete. Instead, focus on all of your accomplishments. Most importantly remember this; motherhood is more than our to-do lists. Children will remember the time you didn’t have for them, but they will never forget the time you spent with them.
What are some ways you juggle all of your daily tasks productively? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
Until next time.