Once you have kids, it always seems like there’s so much to do but so little time. However, there are also a few lucky moms—and dads—who seem to breeze through parenthood gracefully and effortlessly. Although these moms are not perfect, they have developed a few habits that help them take care of their responsibilities better. Here, we share to you some practices that highly productive moms do on a daily to make motherhood easier and more enjoyable.
1. They Get Enough Sleep
This doesn’t mean sleeping early, because really if you have toddlers at home, there’s no fix bedtime for you. Instead, productive moms either get up early or stay up late, but never both. They know that the best time to concentrate on work is when the children are asleep. So, if you want to finish more tasks, pick the best time of the day to concentrate on work and guard that precious time like it’s the last piece of chocolate in the fridge.
2. They Tackle the Hardest Tasks First
Productive moms take care of the most dreaded thing in their to-do list first. That way, if you feel exhausted after completing the task and decided to call it a day, you can still feel productive for accomplishing something important. It will also make the rest of your day a lot easier.
3. They Budget the Time
They budget their time to make sure they’ll be able to do all the chores and still spend time with the family. You can even do this to your children’s time. For example, you can set a certain number of minutes or hours spend online, doing chores and for family time. Doing this will keep everyone on track of the tasks needed to be accomplished and ensure quality time with the family.
4. They Teach Their Children to be Independent
Most parents have the tendency to underestimate the capacity and ability of their children to complete certain tasks, because they think they’re still too young. The thing is that teaching young kids to be dependent on adults may do them more harm than good. Productive moms encourage their little ones to be independent. One way to encourage independence is to let your children do some simple chores at home.
5. They Plan Things Ahead of Time
For busy moms, it is even more important to plan ahead and set goals. For example, to save time from meal preparation early in the morning or for a quick meal when you get home from work, plan and cook for a week-long meal on a Sunday night. Google up “freezer meals” and choose which ones fit your family’s needs and lifestyle.
Be the best mom you can be, but above all, cherish the fleeting moments of your kids’ childhood. No matter how busy your day can get, spend time with your children as much as you can.