24 Help Time Management Tips for Busy Moms
By Ana Lynn Amelio on July 22, 2014
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9. Play Some Feel Good Music
Music can cheer you up. Don't argue with me on this one! So, go find some upbeat happy music that brings a smile to your face and put it on!
10. Give Short, Specific Instructions
Young kids don't do so hot when you rattle off long sentences or complicated instructions. So, make it easier and happier for everyone by giving short, specific instructions. Not only will your kiddos understand more, they’ll also benefit from the more positive messages as compared to the ones filled with “don’ts.”
11. Eat Breakfast
No matter what, don’t skip your breakfast. No, coffee is not breakfast.
12. Do A Quick Clean Up In The Evening
I hate waking up to a cluttered and untidy room. Since I work in the dining room, I make sure that I clear up the living room and the dining area each night before I go to bed. Make it fun by engaging your kids to help you.
13. Clear Your Head
It’s easy to spend 10 to 15 minutes each evening to jot down your to-do list for the next day. Clearing your head will help you sleep better, and you won't have to waste time in the morning trying to remember things to do and errands to run.
14. Create an Errand Central
If you have a list of errands to run the next day, keep everything you need to carry out with you in one place. So, if you have trip to the doctor, library, and grocery store on your to-do list, keep your medical paperwork, library books, and grocery list all in one place. That way, you’ll save time in the morning looking for things you need.
15. Unwind And Establish A Bed Time Routine
Spend time doing what you love as you get ready for bed. Whether it is snuggling with your kids as you read bedtime stories, an evening walk or run, having a heart-to-heart with your spouse, watching a favorite TV show/movie, or reading a good book, do it. Remove all make up from your face and wash it gently with your favorite facial cleanser.
16. Set Your Alarm
Before your head hits the pillow, set the alarm. And yes, keep it away from bed, so that you’ll have to get out of the cozy warmth of your bed in the morning. It’s all too easy to reach for the phone, turn off the alarm, turn over and go right back to sleep. Been there, done that, got the badge!
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