May mothers are extremely busy. Stay-at home mothers seem to always be running around and handling the household business. If you are a full-time mother and have a job then you understand how busy these women can be. Here are some tips to help a busy mom stand out and get all of her daily tasks completed in a timely manner.
As a busy mother it is vital that you are able to stay organized. You may choose to use the calendar on your smart phone or one of the many organization apps. You may also choose to simply use a notebook and a pen to help keep your organization scheduled. By keeping up on your scheduling you will remain more organized, spend less time running around worried about being late, and be able to optimize you available time to allow you more time to get things done.
As a busy mother you need to have the support of your family including your husband. If your husband is not supporting you then he needs to step up to the plate. You may need to educate you husband and family as to how to help you. As a busy mother you often have to dole out tasks and chores to family members but you also need to be able to explain to them why it is important to help keep up with that specific task. If you are forced to take the trash out to the curb it could put you behind in taking the kids to school, and then you are late to work, and then the chain of disarray continues. To be on track you need the support and assistance of your friends, family, and especially your husband.
The more supportive a family is of the busy mother then the more the mother can get done and generally in much less time. Busy mothers often view their family members as being unsupportive because they are not helping out as much as the busy mother would like; however the thing to keep in mind is that busy mothers often need to educate and train their family as to why it is important for each member of the family to help out.
When you are busy non-stop from the early mornings to late at night when you get to go to sleep then you understand how stressful it can be and how precious alone time can be. In order to keep your stress level down and your sanity intact it is vital that you can schedule some time alone. You may want to go to the hair salon, for a walk in the park by yourself, or to simply lie on the bed reading a cheesy romance book. Regardless of what you do, you need your alone type. In order to be able to schedule some time alone it is vital that you once again have the support of your family
Speed Up Dinner
Cooking dinner for your family can often be wrought with pressure. You want your family to eat healthy so you want to avoid fast food restaurants. You also want to save some money so you want to avoid fast food restaurants. The problem is you often resort to fast food restaurants or ordering pizza because you literally do not have enough time to cook dinner. Sometimes you may have the time to cook dinner but you are simply exhausted from the day. One thing you can do is to prepare a meal plan and cook meals in advance.
By planning out your daily meal plan you will know in advance what you need to prepare for each meal. You can also cook home cooked meals in advance and then freeze or refrigerate it until you are ready to eat it. There are numerous cooking tips websites on the Internet that can offer many great sample plans and tips on how to pre-cook meals and store them for a couple of days until you are ready to warm it up for your family.
Some families prepare a lot of their meals on Sundays and then when they are ready for dinner during the week you simply need to heat the meal up. This allows you family to eat home-cooked meals but the benefit is that you prepared the meal in advance so when you go to get it ready for dinner on the day you actually will eat the food it will only take a few minutes.
Ask For Help
Many busy mothers try and to every task on their own. Feel free to ask for help if you need it. Educate your families on how and why you need help. Many times friends and family will happily help busy mothers out but they are not aware that the mother needs help. Sometimes simply asking for help on something will allow you time to do another task on your agenda sooner and get you home and in be quicker. If your mother-in-law wants to come and visit then put her to work also. It will make her feel important by being able to help out with the children and it will allow you to get tasks done faster. You may also want to network with other busy mothers and thy will often provide help if you are desperate in an emergency situation.
It is vital that you continue to exercise and workout on a regular basis. In order to stand out as a busy mother you will need to remain healthy. Exercise should not be looked at as an optional activity. In order to stay healthy, fit, and love longer you need to work out on a regular basis. If you let your physical fitness level slide then it will negatively impact the rest of your life. As a busy mother you have to remain healthy. Being in shape and healthy will allow you to enhance every other avenue of your life in a positive manner.