Mothers are some of the busiest people in the world. If you are a working mom, your life is probably choreographed down to the minute. You work 40 hours a week while balancing household chores and raising kids.
The good news is that even the busiest moms can carve out breathing room for their hectic schedule. Here are some time management tips to help moms get the most out of their days.
Learn to delegate
Most moms juggle a number of responsibilities. They need to keep up with work demands, while managing the house and taking care of their family. The problem is that most of them try to do all these on their own. You need to learn how to delegate.
Just because you need help with something, it doesn’t mean you’re incompetent. Don’t be ashamed to delegate some of your work. You can ask your older daughter to check on her younger sister’s homework or pick her up from soccer practice. Your husband can prepare dinner on some days. Younger children can help sort laundry. Remember, you are not the only person in the world who can get these things done. Take any help you can get.
Have some fun along the way
Being a mom can be stressful and exhausting, but you should take a break once in a while to manage your stress levels. As a working mom, you probably don’t have much time to relax. Sometimes, the commute time to and from work is the only time you have for yourself. Some people think it’s too short to be of good use, but your daily commute doesn’t have to be sunk, wasted time.
Use your commute time to read a book, listen to podcasts or audiobook or just relax. This would be the perfect time to read a chapter or two of the book you’ve always meant to read.
Most people would automatically grab their smartphone during their spare time. They would log in on their social media accounts, play some games or check their e-mails. However, this can be a huge time waster. A few minutes can turn into hours of wasted time.
I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t use your smartphone, but you should keep track of your screen time.