The pressure of being a super mom never seizes, if nothing, it intensifies as your children grow up. Your super powers have to be omnipresent and ever-adjusting to solve any and every problem, no matter how insignificant or insurmountable it is. Being a productive mom is probably one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face, but don’t let that discourage you, on the contrary, let it inspire you.
Every mom has her own set of survival tips that help her and her household function, but there are some ground rules that you should always keep in mind, no matter what. There are some things you can do to be a super productive mom and we’ll share them with you now.
Be a Goal Setter
This can be a good advice, not just for being a productive in your mom responsibilities, but in life in general. Knowing what you need to do in a day and having it in writing will save you from the stress of overthinking and forgetting to do something important. We always suggest setting 3-5 goals in a day that are possible to achieve and don’t pressure you to scramble for time. Don’t go to the extreme of writing down a bunch of things to do and then getting annoyed when you see that you can’t get it all done in one day. You don’t need any extra stress, so don’t inflict it upon yourself. Prioritize and set out to do all the most important things and everything else you manage to do will just be an additional plus.
Plan, Plan Some More and then Make a Schedule
Schedules are lifesavers of mothers all over the planet, and very often they’re the thin line between order and insanity, especially when children are young. Whether you’re working or are still on a maternity leave really doesn’t matter, because schedules will enable you to plan out your whole day and more importantly, your little one will have everything planned out too. It’s paramount for the little ones to have their meals, naps and bed time clearly charted out because their bodies and young minds needs routine, care that doesn’t falter and is on the clock. You shouldn’t limit your scheduling only to what your kids should do and when, you should apply it to the whole household. As your kids get older, schedule of chores and other activities in the house should be pointed out, and schedules are the best way to do it. When it comes to you, planning out meal prepping is one of the best things you can do to save a lot of time. Of course, you can always rely on good meal delivery to help out every once in a while, but do your best to provide your family and yourself with healthy, home cooked meals. Nothing can replace bonding over a family dinner and it’s a great way to install another constant into your child’s life.
Have Fun Outside
It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to separate your little ones from the technology and distractions it offers, but it’s vital to do so. Getting out and breathing in some fresh air will do a world of good not just for your children, but for you as well because you shouldn’t be cooped up in the house. It’s incredibly easy to get stuck in chores and helping your kids with homework and forget that the outside world even exists, except when you have to go to the supermarket or drive to school. Spending time with your little ones in your backyard or in a park enables them to socialize and it helps you to take a break from all the obligations that will still await you when you come home. Your kids should spend time outside daily and you should join them, to play, to talk and make friends with other mothers, to simply breathe in something that’s not the smell of a cleaning product or diapers.
Find Time or Yourself and Your Sweetheart
Whether you choose to believe it or not, parents have a tendency to lose all intimacy when children come. It takes a lot of time and dedication to keep the marriage alive, but that is equally important as it is to be a productive and good mother. No matter how busy your schedules are, you and your partner should do all in your power to spend some quality time together, that will keep your relationship afloat and remind you that the parent role isn’t the only one you’ve got. Staying close and talking about other things than children will enable you to have your life divided in thirds – you, your partner and your children. Speaking of you, make time to dedicate to yourself. Don’t make excuses, don’t feel guilty, don’t hesitate to spend some time doing what you love – be it reading, hanging out with close friends (hint: don’t just talk about your little ones no matter how wonderful they are), doing yoga or simply doing nothing, just find time to do that.
Being a super mom doesn’t mean doing everything flawlessly and always on point, you’re just a human after all, mistakes will happen, and that’s ok. All you need to do is give it your best shot, not panic and understand that being productive isn’t always about the quantity of the things you’ve done, but how well you did it. – Adam Ferraresi
Adam lives in Dallas, Texas, has a successful career in web development and is trusted writer of wefollowtech.com. He is twenty three years old, and when he’s not concocting some new interesting articles, he loves playing basketball and cooking for his friends.