I have noticed one thing. Life is a lot like swimming.
If you have good technique, you can glide along easily and effortlessly.
If you go about it the wrong way, you end up thrashing around and attract the sharks.
Don’t get me wrong, challenges and tough times will happen. But mom life can be quite easier, with the right approach.
Give these suggestions an honest try and you’ll enjoy some positive changes in your life
Focus on what’s important.
A common error that almost everyone makes is attempting to get too many things accomplished.
If you do fewer things, you’ll be forced to do only the most important tasks.
I am sure you have probably heard of the Pareto Principle. The Pareto Principle is based on 80 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results. Or the 80 20 rule.
The 80 20 rule can be applied to mom life.
80% of what you do each day is often irrelevant. Focus on the most important 20% and you’ll get the big stuff done while being less busy.
When you’re working on these important tasks, reduce your wasted activity and eliminate unproductive distractions.
Some of the unproductive distractions may be coming from notifications on your phone to phone calls from telemarketers. Although it seems small, these distractions not only waste your time and cause you to be less productive. But they also reduce your quality of work.
By eliminating unproductive distractions you will be able to get more done with less time.
Which leaves more time for you to do the things you enjoy most.
Have less stuff.
Owning items you don’t need or love wastes money, creates hassles, and gets you off track.
You’ll find that mom life feels easier and lighter if you only have the things you really need or love – you’ll enjoy your things more, save money, and have more free time.
This is one of the reasons why the KonMari method has become so popular. Not familiar with the KonMari method?
The KonMari method is based on organizing consultant, Marie Kondo, method or organizing and simplifying your home. You can learn more about it in her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
One of the lessons she teaches in the book is to let go of things to make room for the things that matter. This doesn’t have to be only material things.
By having less or disregarding the things that you don’t really need or love, you make room for the things that matter to you the most.
Avoid worrying about matters that don’t really matter.
One universal truth is you have no control over many things in your life.
If your life is full of struggle, it’s likely that you’re often fighting over little things.
Worrying about matters doesn’t help anything or anyone. the only thing that worrying does is trigger health problems you don’t need.
Let go off all those minor matters, take a breath, and move on.
Clean up after yourself, immediately.
Do you do all your tasks with the intention of cleaning everything up at the end of the day, or tomorrow, or some other point in the future? Instead, consider the task as “complete” only after everything has been put away.
Pick up and clean as you go. You’ll find your home, office, and life much more ordered and peaceful.
I know you are probably thinking that it’s impossible to keep your house clean with kids.
It can be done. But you have to start teaching your kids and making it a habit.
Initially, it will take many reminders. Eventually, cleaning up will become more of a habit and you won’t need to remind them so much.
Frequently, we get frustrated and want to change everything at once.
We want to get up earlier, go vegan, exercise daily, and be a supermom all at the same time. As you’ve probably learned the hard way, it’s extremely difficult to be successful following this path.
Instead, work on one thing at a time. Give it a couple of weeks, and then add in something else.
And go slowly with each item. Give yourself grace when things don’t happen as quickly as you would like too.
For example, avoid trying to go from a horrible diet to eating perfectly 100% of the time. Start with just having a great breakfast each day.
Once you have eating a good breakfast down, you can move on to snacks, then lunch. Before you know it you will make the change of eating better.
Not only does it make it a lot easier to deal with everyone around you, but showing that you care about others also makes you feel better about yourself too.
You become a positive influence in the lives of others and you’ll be helping yourself at least as much as you’re helping them.
If you want things in your life to change, you must do something different than what you’re currently doing. Try these 6 suggestions – give them 30 days and see how easy and enjoyable life can be!
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