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8 Time Management Tips for Supermoms

Moms always desire to help their families in any way that they can. Physically, emotionally, mentally, you name it, they will work on it. And now that telecommuting has never been easier, stay-at-home moms can now also help their families financially. But doing all of these things require a great skill in time management.
So in order to help you do what you want to do while doing what you need to do, here are some tips:
Proper multitasking
Multitasking is one of the things women are most proud of — especially moms, but we can’t do it everytime. Some chores are meant to be done with much focus, while some can still be done excellently without much effort. Make a list of all your chores, and then regroup. Those tasks that can be done without much effort can be done all at once and those that require plenty of effort must be done one at a time. It will save you so much time to efficiently do everything once than to repeat everything because you tried too hard to multitask.
Don’t be a “yes” mom
You do not have to say yes to everything. Sometimes, you have to learn how to say no. Yes, some things are handed to you and you kind of just have to do them but with the things that you can control whether to accept or not, think hard if you can really handle them. It’s okay to not always be able to do everything. It’s okay to think that you have so many things on your plate at the moment. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
Get an intern
Not an actual intern. Get an intern within the house. Since you can’t and shouldn’t do everything, learn how to train your kids to do the little things around the house. If they’re around 2-3 years old, you could train them to keep their own toys after they use them or put dirty clothes in the dirty laundry basket. Children are more capable than we think they are.
Keep everything organized
Even if that sounds appealing only to someone who is in love with organizing, believe me, this will benefit everyone big time. Yes, organizing takes time but it saves you more time than it takes from you. Create a schedule and stick with it. If Monday is your laundry day, don’t do anything before you finish that task. This will keep you from the stress of thinking if you forgot to do anything or that moment before you go to sleep when you make a mental list of everything you have to do. If you’ve done your to-do list for the rest of the day before you do anything else, then you don’t have to worry about the rest of the day.
Change it once in a while
Change your schedule from time to time to keep things exciting for you. Things like date night, movie night, family night/day, shopping, going to a friend’s house for dinner, swimming, or engaging in other sports, can fall at any day or any night of the week. You can even draw lots for your own amusement. It’s true that there is a schedule but too much of routine can be a buzzkill.
Know your priorities
If someone else can do it, if it’s not your duty as a mom, then give yourself a break. Do yourself a favor and turn it down. Sometimes as a mom, you feel the need to do everything yourself. But no, that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. Just do what you really need to do and then if you have extra time, only then can you help other people.
Never forget yourself
Give yourself a pat on the back. Treat yourself to a nice pair of shoes, a new top, new pants, a nice movie, a haircut or mani/pedi. You are a great mom and you deserve to be taken care of. Have a healthy diet not just for the sake of losing weight but for the sake of being healthy. Don’t overdo yourself. Get some sleep. You’re saving time through this because people in general tend to be less productive when not feeling great overall or even just with themselves. So getting the job done is as important as you.

What is your parenting style?

Your child comes home from school with a star on his hand because he was able to write down his nickname without any guidance from the teacher. How does this make you feel (Choose 1)?

Confident that you were able to teach him at home without much external support.

Proud that your child can now progress to writing his complete name soon.

Happy that the writing techniques you learned online and taught your child worked.

Relieved that your child was able to do the task without much effort.

Reassured that your child is able to start writing his own name at his current age.

Excited to take your child to the toy store to get his reward for a good job.

Please choose your answer.

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