This post covers 5 useful tips on how to plan your time as working mom. You give everything you have to your kids, your home, and your job. Your plate is pretty full, compared to others. It’s easy to see why you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. This is called “time poverty.” First, don’t think you’re the only one going through this. If we could, we’d set up a moms’ support group right here to show you that many moms in different parts of the world feel the same time pressure every day. This causes mental stress, physical decline, a never-ending feeling of being tired, and, in the worst cases, social and financial problems.
Before you think that everything is bad for moms, we have good news: there are ways to get out of the time trap. You can take charge of your days, keep track of your time like a pro, and feel happier and healthier as a result. What’s up with that? Well, we’re going to give you time management tips for moms that have been tried and tested over time. Let’s not waste any more of your time, so let’s get right to it.
5 Tips on How To Plan Your Time As Working Mom
1. Schedule Your Day
As a mom, you’re used to your time flying by faster than the speed of light. You get up at the crack of dawn (if you get any sleep at all), do your chores, and by the time you look up again, it’s already night. You do the same thing again the next day, and the next, and the next. You feel like your days run together, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t get anything important done.
Well, here’s a surefire way to solve this common problem for moms: plan your day! We mean business! You might say that you don’t have enough to do because you don’t have any parties to go to or trips to plan, but trust us when we say that making a daily routine and sticking to it will do wonders.
Plan out your whole day with smart apps like “time tracking.” Make a list of everything you want to do in one day, like cooking, cleaning, going to the store, reading to kids, etc. Give each task a certain amount of time and try to get it done in that time. If you stick to your set routine, you’ll see how it helps you get things done quickly and without problems.
2. Schedule Your Week
Your family will do some things together every week, like playing soccer, going out to dinner, or just going to the park on Sunday. In the same way, some things can be new and not usual. Even if you know about your upcoming plans, you might forget or schedule something important, like a work meeting or a chore, on the same day and around the same time. This means that you have to change your plans at the last minute, which can cause problems and add stress.
Our advice? Plan your week. Think about the things you have coming up and get ready for them. Once you know what’s coming up that’s important, you can plan your day around it. Set aside time for the family event without letting it get in the way of something else important you had to do that same day.
3. Set Daily, Reachable Goals
There are a lot of responsibilities that come with being a mother. All of a sudden, you have to take care of a child. You have to take care of your house and do your job duties at the same time. This means that there are more things to worry about and more challenges to face. You can do it all and quite efficiently; don’t doubt yourself. But to make things happen, you will need strong help.
Keep things simple for yourself from the beginning. Don’t take on too much just to show yourself or the rest of the world something. Yes, you are a superhero, but that doesn’t mean you run the world. Set achievable goals. Don’t rush to fill your free time with things that someone else can do just as well as you. For example, don’t offer to plan a party for a school event if you have a work deadline coming up soon. Taking on too much will only make you tired, which is not what you want.
4. Keep Work And Life separate
Too often, your work life spills over into the rest of your life. You might get calls from clients while making your kids’ favourite meal, spaghetti and meatballs. Since you have more than one thing to think about, you might burn the spaghetti or send the wrong email to the wrong client. Do you see why it’s important to keep work and life separate? It helps you avoid disasters at work, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.
A good balance between work and life helps you do well at both your job and as a mom. It helps you deal with stress and keeps you from getting emotionally burned out. At the same time, it lets you give your kids enough of your full attention so they feel like they are seen and heard. Find out from your boss how you can work in a way that is good for your family. Also, add some simple rules to your routine that will help you a lot, like not answering work emails or phone calls after your shift is over. Set times when you can’t be reached to keep a clear line between your work and home life.
5. Remove Distractions
We can’t say enough about how bad distractions are for your productivity. Now, we all know how much people love social media. There is proof that when you get a text or social media notification, your brain gets a rush of dopamine. It makes you want and look forward to it even more.
But it’s still true that distractions kill your productivity. They also take your attention away from being a parent and might make it hard for you to connect with your child. So, it’s important to get rid of things that take you away from your routine. Make sure you give your full attention to whatever you are doing. We know it’s hard, but we also know it’s possible.
A Few Last Words
Moms, we hope that these tips on how to plan your time as working mom will help you organize your schedule in ways you didn’t think you could. They are easy, work well, and are made for mothers who work around the clock to make sure their kids are healthy and happy. You should be appreciated and recognized for everything you do because no one else is like you.
You might feel overwhelmed and stressed out, like a lot of other moms. One powerful way to deal with it is to get better at managing your time. From all the tips we’ve given you in this blog, you can see that you can manage your time. You can make the most of the time you have and cut back on things that don’t add anything to your life. Yes, you can do all of this without wearing yourself out. So, try these tried-and-true ways to make time for your friend. May luck be on your side!