I cannot be the only person who feels that they never have time to do ANYTHING. Is that an excuse for lack of prioritizing? Why can’t I be the super fit successful mom? Instead of thinking WHY I started thinking HOW. There has to be a way for me to achieve all of this and more.
I need to re-evaluate what is most important in my life. Sleep? Zoo with my son? Career? It is all important to me. The key is balance. I know, “What the hell, Sam?”. I am weak when it comes to this too.
We can do this together.
Set an alarm. The best way to make sure you have a great start to your day is to wake up ahead of time. Give yourself time to wake up, grab your coffee and some breakfast. Not feeling rushed in the morning will help you have a better attitude. I like to set two alarms, one to prep my body to wake up and one to actually get me up.
Prep everything the night before. Spending the extra hour before bed making sure everyone’s clothes are ready for the morning. Lunches are prepped. Coffee is ready to be made with the push of a button.
I know this helps my mornings because I can spend a little more time enjoying those few extra cups of coffee.
Prioritize. What is more important to you? Spending half the night scrolling through Instagram? (Guilty). Making sure that you know what your day will consist of will definitely help with scheduling how to spend your time equally with things you need to and want to do. I like to spend my time in the morning bringing my son to day care and going straight to the gym. I go home and spend time on my social media. I then take time to write in a journal about my next blog ideas. If I do not have to go to work then, I spend the rest of my day doing house work. I get my son. Make sure dinner is made (sometimes). My family and I spend the rest of the evening talking or snuggling up to a movie.
When I started to think of other ideas to help keep me on a schedule I started to realize that I already try everyday. I try so hard. I already am a successful mom. I may not be super fit or rich or thriving, but I am successful, if anything. I do what I can to make it work for my family and it WORKS (to me, equals success). Everyday is different and each tantrum my three year old is different. Having a happy balanced family is hard. It takes a lot of work.
Every mother is different. Every mother’s idea of success is different.
I can give you all of the ideas in the world to help, but, as a mom when you come home from a long day at work all you want to do is strip off your pants and shoes at the door, poor yourself a (big) glass of wine, slump on the couch and talk to your babies and say, “Yeah, I’ll be that mom tomorrow.” I am with you girl.