Are you having trouble with time management?
Do you have productivity issues?
Are you struggling to get stuff done since you became a mom?
If you are said “yes” to all these questions then this post is totally for you.
I know how overwhelming and difficult your schedule can be when you are a mommy.
Today I wanted to share my top 8 time management tips for busy mommies.
Tips that are meant to help you get more stuff done in less time, especially if you’re a busy or working mom.
Since I started implementing these in my life I started to be more productive and actually seeing results – meaning that I managed to get more things done around the house. I was also able to focus more on work.
I’d like to help you, even more, I’ve created a productivity & time management challenge!
Perfect for those of you who are struggling with time & planning.
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1. Wake up earlier
I have to confess that I can’t do it every single day.
Because I tend to stay up more in the evening after I put my baby to bed.
My working window is during naps or sleeps only.
So I always try to get the most of it!
But if you could find a way of waking up before your baby will, it’s a great way to accomplish more.
Whenever I manage to wake up earlier I feel so much more productive and I feel like I have plenty of time to do other things as well.
2. Plan out your day the night before
I love planning!
But I don’t really have much time for it anymore.
So I found that if you plan your day the night before it’s much better:
- You don’t need more than a couple of minutes to plan out your next day
- Everything is fresh in your mind
- You clear out your mind before going to bed.
My favourite way or type of planning is a bullet journal.
I have a more in-depth blog post on this so if you’d like to know more, feel free to check it out here.
3. To-do lists
Who doesn’t love lists?!
I like to cross out things whenever I managed to do them.
If you keep lists, you will never forget your to-dos anymore and you’ll have a much clearer mind.
I have lists everywhere:
- Shopping lists
- Meal planning
- To do lists
- Blog post ideas
- And lots more
I find them extremely helpful!
So if you’ve never ever had lists before, I highly recommend to try them out.
4. Schedule your work during nap times
It’s always a good idea to schedule your working time whenever your little one’s asleep, especially if you don’t have any help when it comes to childcare.
That’s why I do it as well. My husband’s at work and I am alone with my baby most of the times.
So in order to be able to do stuff around the house or work on my blog, I would have to do it during nap times.
5. Set up reminders
This one is essential.
When you don’t have plenty of time at your disposal and you have to squeeze in a lot of things in less time, you can easily forget stuff.
Also, mums tend to be forgetful anyway!
Therefore, it’s important for you to set up reminders, so you know what you have to do.
6. Minimise distractions and time killers
Another essential for you is to identify and eliminate your time wasters.
Nowadays there are sooooo many distractions around us.
With notifications at every corner, you can easily get distracted.
And whenever you get distracted you lose your focus. That’s because your brain takes a much longer period of time to refocus.
I have some free resources and tips in my mini challenge if you’d like more info on this subject.
So feel free to check it out!
It’s totally free!
7. Time blocking
Another useful thing that you could do is blocking out your time.
It’s always better when you know what you have to do and how much time you have for a specific thing.
This will also help you be both effective and efficient.
That’s because you’re focusing on one specific thing only. Rather than multitasking.
8. Stop multitasking
You’re going to tell me that multitasking is the only way you get stuff done.
Let me tell you that switching back and forth between tasks not only will only slow you down but it will also decrease your productivity.
Generally, the human brain is meant to be focused on one thing at a time so multitasking is not really beneficial in this case.
Remember if you try and follow at least one of these tips you are going to get better at time management in no time!
Do not forget to enrol in the free mini-challenge that I’ve created especially for you!
It’s super easy to follow and you’ll start seeing results from day 1!
Until next time, take care & stay beautiful!
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