Feeling Over-Whelmed?


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If you are a Mother, you definitely know how it feels to feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. I believe thinking if you have a never-ending list of things you are behind on, it is a sign you are a good mother!!

Each of us have countless responsibilities that keep us swamped and make it difficult to find time for other things that are also important but maybe not so pressing….you know, getting your pictures organized, re-arranging the hall closet, hanging that picture, or returning that one item you bought 2 weeks ago. It is tiring just thinking of it all.

There is no perfect answer to this problem because life is busy! Our kids keep us busy and we just can’t do everything. Most important to remember, is that we don’t have to do everything. Being super-moms is a really nice idea, but what about just being the best mom we can be today?

First, take a minute for yourself each day. Think about what little things make you happy, not your kids or your spouse, but you.  Indulge in a simple pleasure every day, even if it is just for a moment.

Step two is to pick just one area to be organized in. A desktop, a drawer, a shelf…one little area that you can be successful in keeping organized. As you manage the one space you will find that you will begin to expand the areas you are organized in. You will become more self-disciplined in picking up after yourself and keeping your space organized and neat.

Third, be on time. When you are on time and not rushing in late to everything, you will find yourself in a calm state, less stressed, and you will be able to handle stresses easier so you can enjoy your day.

And last, finish what you start. Practice with small tasks first. For example, if you empty all the waste baskets finish the job by actually taking it out to the trash bin. Pulling weeds? Finish the job by putting away the garden tools and disposing of the weeds.  you find small successes you will then be able to move into bigger projects with ease.

Most important, remember you are only one person and your job counts, even if it doesn’t come with a rewarding paycheck or a “wow mom, thanks for cleaning the toilet again today!” You are doing enough!

Rachael~

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