Want to know the number one question I get asked on social media?
The question I get asked most often is about time management. In particular, time management for working moms. That's a whole mega-beast, right? You're trying to juggle school schedules and play dates and meetings and projects and getting in a workout and a date night and, and, and... it's no joke. I have been a working mom as long as I've been a mom. Tougher still, I've been an entrepreneur as long as I've been a mom which means it's really hard to shut off my work brain even when I'm at home. But I have learned some tricks and I thought you might find them helpful.
- Make a List - I'm the queen of the list! I'm constantly making them and then revising them inside my notebook. My notebook is like my schedule and I use the same one for both work and home so "get black t-shirt for Jackson's class project" is on the same list as "finish sponsored post for Wal-Mart". That way nothing (ok, almost nothing) falls through the cracks.
- Wake Up Early - What time do you need to be up in the morning? Now subtract an hour... that's what time you should actually be up in the morning. Some people think my early morning wake ups are kind of crazy. But if I don't wake up before everyone else, then I wake up in chaos and I carry that with me throughout the day. Time management for working moms is all about finding extra time and that might mean you sacrifice a little sleep. Use the extra hour to enjoy your coffee, pray, pack the lunches and backpacks and, oh yeah, work on your daily list: see #1
- Get a Morning Routine - A chaotic morning, leads to a chaotic day, leads to a chaotic life! If you don't organize anything else in your world, get your morning routine organized. You can watch this video to see how we plan out ours.
- Ask for Help - From your partner, from a babysitter, from your family members, from your kids themselves. You cannot do this alone, and sister there's no earthly reason for you to attempt it! So call in reinforcements. My big boys (ages 8 and 7) make their bed and clean their room every single day of their lives. My husband is the king of fix-it projects, school science experiments and bedtime routines. When I'm overwhelmed I ask for help but the key is to lean on others so you never make it to overwhelmed in the first place.
Get the last 3 tips (plus a video) HERE!
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