As a mum, you’re bombarded with so many things to do within a certain period of time; From picking the kids up from school to cooking their meals and getting your day job done; multitasking has become an essential skill set.
Below are some tips to help you find balance when multitasking.
- Get a To-Do List
Being a mom is not easy. Not only do we have our own personal responsibilities, but there are also children to take care of too. If you’re a mom, you’re probably always forgetting something or running late because of some unforeseen circumstance.That’s where a To-Do list will come in handy. No more thinking about what you need to get done tomorrow; just check off the list.
- Be Organized
Put everything in its place and review your To-Do list at the beginning of each day. List things in a clear, understandable format. Organize your tasks, and see what needs to be accomplished during each given time frame. Your productivity will increase and stress will lessen when you are organized.
- Work Sequentially
Once you start tackling tasks and projects, it is best to work sequentially, in an ordered sequence. Concentrating on one task at a time allows the brain to restart and refocus. Label the tasks based on Priorities.
In order for the busy mom to accomplish projects and tasks throughout the day, she must cultivate self-discipline. Taking care of children and a household is hard work. Self-discipline keeps an active mom on task. Self-discipline is especially a must for the mom who runs a home-based business.
- Get rid of distractions
Oftentimes multitasking begins with distractions. Distractions may include phone calls, television, the internet, social media, and even spouses, partners and children. These distractions cause our attention to spread and increase in attention to detail. So if possible limit the distractions to the barest minimum.
- Make the best of spare moments
Have you ever told yourself, “I’ve only got five minutes” and then been stunned at just how much you were able to do in those few minutes? For moms who are limited for time, work on a task for ”just five minutes.”
- Build Clear Boundaries
It is important for the busy mom to build clear boundaries. Do your best to set work hours for chores or your home business and stick with them. It is helpful to surround yourself with people who honour your boundaries and support your dreams.
- Make Time for You
Motherhood is a rewarding but exhausting experience. It is important for a mom to replenish her energy levels. The best way is to create some alone time. Make an effort to give yourself at least one night off per week.Use this time to do something you enjoy. Read a book, rent a movie, go out to dinner with your spouse or friend or simply take a relaxing bath.