Whether you are a stay-at-home mom juggling 3 different schedules or work for Black Tie Moving, we know that it’s hard navigating parenting and busy schedules. There are a few things to keep in mind to make it a little less stressful.
Here are 4 life hacks for busy moms. Let’s dive in!
Plan Your Meals Ahead
You have multiple mouths to feed, but you barely have time to make breakfast for yourself. Busy moms know the stress of figuring out meals for their families, but it doesn’t have to be so challenging!
Planning your meals ahead of time can take a lot of pressure off your plate. If you find that you don’t have time to cook up well-balanced meals for the family, there are multiple meal services available online. This could be as simple as popping dinner in the microwave or spending a few minutes preparing a healthy dish with all the ingredients provided for you.
Set Aside Some Self-Care Time
You may feel as if you have no time for yourself, but it’s imperative you make the time. After all, by neglecting yourself you could end up feeling the negative effects of burnout. This will spiral before you know it, and you’ll find yourself constantly stressed and overwhelmed.
Setting aside some self-care time doesn’t have to be hours a day. We know with busy schedules – this could be near impossible. Instead, stick to a realistic plan. You could allow yourself 20 minutes each morning to drink your coffee and read one of your favorite books. This alone could help to prevent burnout! It’s a wonderful act of self-care.
Create and Maintain Boundaries
Work/life balance is tricky. This is why it’s paramount that you create some personal boundaries for yourself. You don’t want to be glued to your work phone at all hours of the day. This isn’t healthy for you or your family.
Boundaries are a necessary and important part of life – with work, relationships, and for your personal health. If you find that you’re more of a people-pleaser, this may be a bit challenging. Yet, you will grow more accustomed to it over time. Work to create some healthy boundaries in your life, and you’re sure to reap the positive benefits over time.
Don’t Skimp Out on Quality Time
Part of being a busy mom, is that you are trying to juggle being a parent and a great employee and/or spouse. Oftentimes, it’s easy to overlook the parent part of this equation. You’re working and running around getting things done for your children. Yet, it’s important this doesn’t create more harm than good.
Try and keep your children at the forefront of your mind, and this includes being there for them physically and emotionally. A good idea is to have a family dinner at least a few nights a week. And this doesn’t mean in front of the TV. Try and have a family dinner where you all are engaged in conversation, with minimal distractions. You should have your focus be primarily on your family during the quality time you spend with them.