Can we all agree that life is hectic most times? For most of us, it's always hectic. There are some things that are unavoidable like being the mom-uber and/or meal preparer but often we become consumed with things we generally don't care about and allow it to drain our energy. We all seem to be fighting this uphill battle and as a result we let the important things like health, wealth and quality family time fall by the wayside.
It's time to Reclaim Your Time! When Auntie Maxine Waters, said this we all thought it was funny but we really need to listen. We can't continue to neglect ourselves and here are five steps to get you started.
1. Set Smart Goals:
Monthly take a few minutes and write out the things you plan to accomplish.
Is there someone else that can do the grocery shopping? Can you use a service like Amazon? Almost every other day there is a package at my door step from Amazon. I am not ashamed to admit that I use it like my own personal delivery service. It works and helps me avoid the stress. This is why Amazon Subscribe and Save is one of my favorite services they offer. I never run out of the things that I need or just don't want to buy in the store.
As a prime member my items usually arrive within two days and no one ever knows whats inside. It eliminates the embarrassment that many feel when others look in their cart and see “personal items” while saving money at the same time.
3. Meal Plan:
This is a huge life saver for my family. It's always stressful running between activities trying to figure out what the kids will eat or snack on until dinner. Being prepared helps me avoid unnecessary drive-thru stops.
4. Set Boundaries:
This is where my monthly goal setting and bullet journal come in handy. I am known to overbook because I am a SuperMom and can do it all. Boundaries help me to say No when needed as I pretty much inform people that I have very little wiggle room on my already booked calendar. This also helps the family to know what things are planned and required for the week. I'm sad to admit that we went almost three weeks without washing clothes because we were so booked.
5. Stop and Smell the Roses:
I can't stress enough the importance of clearing your schedule for a few minutes and getting out to enjoy nature or a quick walk around the track. It's a natural mood lifter which is important. I'm in the process of looking for a athletic facility that I will want to frequent because I have let my physical health fall by the wayside.