I know it isn’t easy being a mom. I am the first to admit that it is harder to stay on top of everything, I am not getting any younger. But, it can often seem that a mothers work is never done, and so it can be quite overwhelming when you feel like you have not stopped all day, but you seem to achieve very little. Many women can really feel all the guilt because of this and beat themselves up a little mentally thinking they haven’t done enough or they just have simply been not good enough. The truth is, you are enough. We just all need a little helping hand to get us through some of those busy days. So I thought I would share with you the mom hacks that will keep you going.
A comfortable pair of shoes
Many moms are on their feet all day, and often sore feet can tempt you to slow down or even stop to rest. Which then makes us feel guilty for not using time we did have for other things. So a comfortable pair of shoes could be the answer. You could even add extra insoles for additional support and comfort. Websites like biopods.com have a great selection and advice on which ones to get. Feeling comfy on your feet keeps you going, and protects you at the same time.
Prepare as much as you can the night before
Mornings can often be the busiest in any household, with school runs, packed lunches perhaps, or just getting everyone up and out the door on time. A great hack is to get as much of this prepared the night before. Lay out any clothes for the following day, pack up lunches ahead of time, and leave bags and shoes at the door. You will be thankful for this when you are busy first thing.
Write a list at the beginning of the day
It is important to know what you want to achieve out of your day and a great way to be accountable is to write-up a list in the morning. Put everything on there from the smallest to the biggest and then work your way through. It always feels good to cross something off it.
Give yourself a reward
A busy day can often mean we collapse on the sofa ready for our beds, but a reward at the end of the day can often be a great motivation to get things done. It might be a nice hot bath, a chance to read your book or even some quiet time to exercise or do something for you.
Cleaning schedules, power hours and speed cleaners are your friend
Finally, it is worth acknowledging some of the things that could help you get through some of your chores faster throughout the day. Cleaning can often be one of the biggest areas to cover so instead create a schedule to tackle jobs each day. This could help you easily manage your home rather than it feeling such a huge task. Also doing things like power hours or speed cleans are a great way to get a lot done in a short space of time. For some inspiration on how they work just search them out on websites like youtube.com.
I hope that some of these hacks and tips help you get through the day.