Mom’s have a lot on their mind.
As I write this post, I am thinking about whether or not the baby actually fell asleep for his nap or if he’s secretly destroying something in his room, what the heck I am going to make for dinner, and if my girls remembered to put hats on before they went outside to play.
As lovers to our husbands, carers for our littles, and keepers of our home, the list of things and people we need to keep track of is never ending!!
If you do not come up with a strategic plan on how to manage all the things mom life requires of you, you will end up living in a constant state of stress and overwhelm.
Below are a few tips I use to declutter my mom brain and create a plan to get things done.
If you consistently implement these practical tips, you will be able to declutter and organize all the thoughts in your brain and not have the constant feeling of forgetting a kid somewhere.
Set Aside Alone Time To Clear Your Mind
Having little people asking you questions all the time can make it so hard to actually focus on one single task. Which Is why most moms spend the day feeling frazzled.
Make a weekly habit of setting time aside to be able to actually clear your mind and focus.
During this time you can plan out your week, work on something creative or just go somewhere quiet.
But you must be intentional about scheduling time to clear your mind.
Your brain was not created to or equipment to remember everything.
Once per week, take out a physical piece of paper and write down every single item that you need to get done that week.
By doing this, you will be able to give your mind a break.
Once you see everything on paper, you will typically be able to identify what items are the most important and prioritize them accordingly.
I cannot even express to you how freeing it is to clean out all your thoughts and see them on paper.
Plan Each Day, Week, And Month
Mama, planning = FREEDOM!!! I am telling you, it is a life saver.
I’ve heard people say they don’t want to be bound by a schedule, but I am telling you by creating an action plan for your life, you will find freedom and not feel overwhelmed all the time.
When you take the time to plan, you actually give our brain a break by making the decision beforehand.
It is much easier to create habits when you are making the decision in advance.
Follow Through By Create Systems That Actually Work
This step is crucial!
Creating a system around your morning routine, cleaning routine, or any area of your life gives you a strategic plan on following through.
When you take the time to create a system, you don’t even have to think about it and you still get stuff done.
Don’t Quit On Yourself
Each one of these tasks will take being intentional and consistent in order to work.
Make a goal to implement these items for 30 days and refuse to quit on yourself.
There is freedom on the other side <3
By taking the time to clear your mind, doing a brain dump each week, creating an action plan, and implementing a system that works, you will find that you spend much less time feeling stressed and overwhelmed, and more time enjoying life because you will not be bound by an endless to-do list.
I hope this post was a help to you! I would love to hear your thoughts below!