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How to be a happy stay at home mom
Finding time for everything, and everyone is one of the biggest challenges of being a mom.
Often, by taking care of our family and the house, we forget to take care of ourselves, thus originating a feeling of dissatisfaction in our lives.
Always keep in mind that LOVE, COMMITMENT, AND ORGANIZATION ARE THE KEYS TO BEING A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL HOMEMAKER.
Therefore, today I want to share with you some ideas that you can implement in your daily routine to be more productive and have extra time, which will positively affect your mood.
Some Habits of a Happy Stay at Home Mom
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• Have a solid morning routine
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Give every hour of your day a purpose.
Set aside enough time for each activity, but not too much.
Set alarms on your phone, use the timer on the microwave, stay focused, and remember when to finish what you’re doing and start another activity.
By doing this, your morning routine will be easier.
You will see how much time you have now available in the morning and even do some things that are on your to-do list.
• Get dressed in the morning
Being at home all the time, sometimes we leave ourselves last, we walk disheveled, without bathing, and in pajamas all day.
Getting yourself ready in the morning can do wonders for your productivity. Just putting on a pair of jeans like these comfy ones can make you feel like crushing the day.
Get up early, shower, dress in nice and comfortable clothes, comb your hair, and apply makeup, perfume, or cooling spray.
Your attitude and energy will greatly benefit.
• Wake up before your kids
Some activities are more accessible to us if we don’t have to take care of the children: showering, meditating, quietly drinking coffee, reading a couple of pages in your favorite book, doing a little exercise.
Get up a little earlier than your children, and use those minutes alone to do those things that are difficult for you to do once they are awake.
• Stick to a Schedule
Early in the morning, or preferably the night before, think about what you need to do the next day.
Identify the 3 most essential things on your to-do list, create a schedule for yourself, and make sure you complete everything you have planned.
I love using this planner from Erin Condren, it helps me keep track of literally everything! (and it’s cute)
When you’re done, you can start to identify which tasks would take priority next.
This way, when night comes, you will feel proud of having completed the most important thing.
• Never stay cooped up inside all day
We know that our main task is to take care of our family and home, and these obligations demand physical and mental stress.
But remember that a little fresh air is good for all of us!
Despite being at home with the kids all day, you can go out to your garden and do a little exercise, yoga, enjoy a good book.
Take the kids for a walk.
Share quality time with your family camping in the garden (this tent is perfect for that!), playing games like this one my son loves, and campfires.
These activities promote union and strengthen ties in the family.
• Don’t sweat the small stuff
Be flexible, especially if you have young children, it is very likely that you will not be able to follow a schedule to the letter.
Don’t let this take away your peace.
There will always be delays; your child did something, spilled something, etc.
Therefore, understand that these unforeseen events are going to happen and don’t be mortified.
• Have a night routine
The key to a productive day is to start the night before.
If you can only do one thing during the night before going to sleep, make sure this is to leave the kitchen and dining room where you are going to have breakfast the next day clean.
You have no idea what a difference this will make to your mood and the energy level you will feel the next day when you have a decent place to start.
Sleep your 8 hours of sleep (if you can), and it will prevent you from getting up tired and in a bad mood.
Go to sleep at a decent time, and don’t stress too much that tomorrow we are doing it all over again mama!
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