Ok, so we all know being a mom makes for BUSY days. Hey, it’s just part of the deal. But, it’s how you work through and plan those days that can make or break your sanity. It’s taken me YEARS to finally perfect my schedule. Before, I’d make a schedule like I would in my single, childless days. It would be rigid, and not flexible for little ones. And we all know how little ones can be unpredictable. The key to any busy mom schedule is to make sure you are prepared to be FLEXIBLE. Your schedule needs to adapt with the unexpected kid interruptions, and the even more important part is MOM needs to be OK with flexing.
Have you ever said, “tomorrow I’m gonna to start X,Y,Z.” Only to find yourself a month later still not doing X, Y, or Z? I feel ya, Sister Friend. Lots of people ask me how I fit all the things in my day. Being intentional with my time is 🔑 in helping me stay sane, be productive, and focus on the things that move ME forward. Don’t get me wrong, I have those days when I say “to hell with it, I’m gonna wing it!” and those are the days that I find myself spinning.
It’s easy to let busy mom life become an excuse for not working toward personal goals. We always put the kids first and MOM last. BUT, just like the flight attendant instructs us to put the air mask on ourselves BEFORE anyone else, we should treat our personal goals the same way. You have to make time for them and focus on them. It’s critical to your overall mama HAPPINESS. So, I’m sharing an example of my daily schedule to help you kick off customizing your own that fits in with your needs and goals. Save yourself some time and structure your day, but DON’T freak out if it doesn’t all go as planned. There’s always tomorrow to get back on track. And sometimes we need to throw in a little spontaneity and excitement.
I always structure my day in a way that keeps me moving forward BUT also allows for flexibility, because #momlife. In a nut shell, here’s how I break down my day to make sure I can fit in the things that I know will make me successful.
Much of my day requires DISCIPLINE. We are adults, and adulting is required to live a happy and fulfilled adult life. So, you have to get over yourself and do the things you don’t want to do to live the life you want to live.
This is my current schedule, but that's not to say a few weeks, month, or 3 months from now if couldn't look different. If you asked me a year ago what my schedule was like, it would look VERY different. That’s because I always take time to pause and evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Then I make a shift to help accommodate any changes in schedule or environment. For instance, the past 7 months have been INCREDIBLY unpredictable.
Id' like to know, what are some ways you balance your schedule?