Here are 5 tips on how to be more successful as a stay at home mom
1- When possible, wake up before the rest of your family(namely children) shower, dress, and get ready for the day. This will automatically set your mind in go-mode, preventing you from being sluggish and unproductive throughoutthe first hours of the day.
2- Any physical exercise, even just 15 minutes a day, willrelease extra endorphins, giving you some extra energy. Additionally, a little cardio can help you work out anger/frustration (which can’t help but give you morepatience with your children).
3- Each night, before going to sleep, jot down a to-do listfor the next day. Even if you aren’t able to accomplish everything on yourlist, you will find that simply having them written down will help you to do more than if it was just on your mind.
4- Have one long-term goal (eat better, work out, finish anart project, sculpture, quilt, garden, etc.) and do a little bit of work on iteach day. Stay at home moms are busier than ever, so giving just a few minutes a day over time will result in a substantial result that will surprise you.
5- Tune out the TV. Have favorite shows? Ones you can’t miss? Just choose even one hour of TV that you normally watch and substitute it with listening to the radio for an hour instead- that hour of programming thatyou miss will quickly turn into something far more important: an hour playing with your kids, a cleaner home, a better dinner that evening….
However, make sure to remember that as a stay at home mom, your number one priority IS your children: If you ever have something that seems to come above your children, re-evaluate yourself a bit. In five years,will you remember that half hour that you laughed and chased with yourchildren? Or your spotless floor? Just be careful to keep a balance.
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