Mums always have lots of things to do and never enough time to do them in. We’re always looking for ways to create more hours in the day, manage our time, increase our productivity and be more efficient. Yet, there are a few things many of us do, even without realising, that can really waste our time. Check out my list of 20 things that waste time during the day to see if you recognise any of them!
I love to be productive. I’m an action-taker, a problem-solver and I love to be organised, so I find it quite easy to get a lot of things done each day. There’s plenty of other things I’m not so good at though! For those of you who have talents in other areas but struggle with getting things done, staying focused, managing your time and being productive, check out my post on 15 ways to have the most productive day ever!
I always have my iPhone to hand but not so that I can mindlessly scroll through social media, play games or respond immediately to every text my friends send. Instead, my phone acts as my very own little PA, helping me to be organised, structured and on top of things so I can focus my time and energy on other, more important things. To help you get organised and simplify your life, read on for my favourite 5 ways I use my phone to organise my life.
Mums have the most important job in the world but it can also be one of the hardest. If you’re stuck in a rut, feeling run down or just fed up with being at everyone else’s beck and call, then read these 15 easy ways to make yourself feel better.
Who loves housework? I’m sure not many of us. But, if you’ve got a house and there’s at least one person living in it, let alone a family, then you’ll need to do housework at some point. How much, when and how you do it, is different for everyone. Some people even enjoy it! But, for the rest of us who try to put it off until tomorrow, here are 5 ways to make housework quicker and easier.
Do you struggle when it comes to deciding what to feed your family for dinner and then having to cook it? Why not get into the habit of meal planning and food prepping once a week to simplify your life and take the stress and hard work out of meal times?
There’s a lot of information out there on the benefits of a great morning routine. It can set you up for the day, you have time on your side in case the alarm clock doesn’t go off and you can get yourself and your children up and ready without panic, stress and too much shouting. But a great evening routine can lighten the load from your morning by getting the important stuff prepared and out of the way the night before. Check out this post on why a great evening routine can save you time and stress for the next day.
Do you ever go to your wardrobe in the morning to get dressed but can’t find anything to wear, despite it being full of clothes? Read my post on how to make it simpler for yourself – declutter your wardrobe and love your clothes.
How many times have you wished for more hours in the day, more free time and less commitments? Time that’s not already allocated to doing something, going somewhere or seeing someone. Is your calendar crammed full of appointments and engagements, with too few blank spaces? The list of commitments can be endless. With so much going on we struggle to keep up with it all and can end up frustrated, worn out, demoralised and resentful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of things, check out this post on how to simplify your calendar and be more intentional with your time.