4 Tips for Staying Sane if You’re a Mom

SaneBeing a mom is awesome, but you’re going to live an insanely hectic life, because there’s always, always, always something that needs to be done. Over the years, I’ve found out ways that I can make my life a little bit less hectic. Some of these things I wish I would have learned sooner or wish someone would have told me earlier on, so my life would have been way easier. Now, I’m not saying that I’m some sort of super woman or that I’m some sort of super intelligent and innovative woman. No, not at all, because my life is far from being perfect. Either way, I’m going to just outline some tips on what has helped me stay sane and far away from the straight jacket. I hope these tips help you, as well.

#1. Go to Sleep

It can be tempting to stay up late at night after the kids have went to bed and catch up on the latest happenings on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but it’s so not worth it, because your kids will be up early and you’ll be seriously dragging. It’s important that you resist the urge to stay up too late and you get yourself some sleep.

#2. Start Prepping The Night Before

As a mom, you have to take full advantage of the time you’re given, so you’re not always in a hurry. After the kids have went to bed, I make sure to start prepping things the night before. That way, I’m not running around like a chicken with my head cut off as soon as I wake up in the morning. I start packing lunches for the kids, making sure their homework is completed and in their backpacks, make sure all their outfits are ready to go, etc… Doing all of this stuff in advance will save you so much time in the mornings and you won’t be stressed out.

#3. Have a Planner

I have a calendar hung up on the wall that I constantly update, so everyone, but mostly myself, can see what’s going on ahead of time. It keeps me on top of errands, bills, tasks, etc… I also have some planners on my smartphone that help keep me on top of things. I like to sit down every Sunday and plan everything out for the week on my smartphone.

#4. Put the Phone Down

Once your kids get home from school and most of the household chores like cleaning and laundry are done, you will be very tempted to kick back on the couch for a few minutes here and there to get caught up on Facebook, Twitter, etc… It’s way better if you put the smartphone down. I used to have a bad habit of getting on Facebook and by the time I’d put the phone down I had to rush to get everything done. Now, I’m on top of things and I get to spend more time with my children.

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  • Motherofmany

    One of the best things you can do to cut your stress down, is make your children start out at an early age, and be responsible for themselves. So, in other words, Make them pack their backpacks for school before bed, let them get their own clothes out,(you approve or disapprove), as they get older they can even make their own lunch. That way if they don’t like what is in their lunchbox, it is not a battle they pick with you. Teaching them to do their own laundry will help down the road as well.
    With a large family (or little ones) , give up on ever having your house magazine perfect. It won’t happen without you having a nervous breakdown. There will always be dirty dishes in your sink and dirty laundry in front of the washer.
    But, the time with your children while they are still at home is so worth whatever you have to give up!
    Enjoy the Blessings that your children are!