Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. If you’re anything like me, you’ve become an expert in managing the wildly different roles of everyday life. While it’s not an easy task, there are ways to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
- Develop And Map Out A Routine
Busy moms know the importance of a well-planned scheduled. You might keep this calendar on your phone or tacked to the kitchen wall, but keeping the events each day organized can be a life-saver. If you’re co-parenting, a schedule is even more necessary. Divvy up tasks in the manner that works for your household. You’ll find that all members of your family will flock to this schedule–rooting the home with a well-planned purpose.
- Carve Out Time For Yourself
Nobody understands this goal better than a mom-prenuer. When you’re working long hours and expending energy on your family members, there’s little doubt that burnout can and often happens. To avoid this, take the time to carve out space for just you. Maybe you sneak in a morning walk before work, or you regularly schedule time to indulge in hair and body treatments, but taking time to care for yourself is absolutely critical to your mental health!
- Enlist Help from family or friends
If you’re lucky enough to live close to relatives or close friends who have offered to help out, don’t disregard their gift! Relying on others to help you work, co-parent, or run your household should never be seen as a sign of weakness. It’s an empowered decision to help you and your loved ones live a better life. And, chances are, you’ll be able to remain closer to your relatives and friends if you’re enlisting their help. Just remember to give back when you can!
- Get Enough Sleep
This may seem like an impossible hurdle, but it has the power to change everything. Sleep deprivation can be more harmful to your health than eating a poor diet or engaging in risky behavior. Because sleep is fundamental to our success during the waking hours, make it a commitment to getting more sleep today!
- Engage in New Traditions
If you’re worried about working away from home or not spending enough time with your partner, why not turn that negative energy into a positive event. Create a new tradition in your home where you make Saturday nights dedicated solely to them. Or, if you have small kids, make it a tradition to explore a new park in your area each weekend. This traditions can be small–movie nights at home, baseball practice in the backyard after work–but they’re wonderful ways to anticipate spending time the people in your life.
- Disconnect Daily
We’re all guilty of spending too much time on your phones and devices. We’re checking emails, responding to work queries, even aimlessly scrolling new events on social media. While it can be helpful to emails at home, it can be harmful to allow technology to infiltrate every moment of your day. Give yourself a few hours where you unplug, and maybe even walk away, from your phone. This may seem impossible at first, but you’ll be surprised at how relaxed you’ll feel when you’re truly disconnected from the external world.