6 ways to be more productive as a tired mom
Hey, fellow tired Moms – you know the ones who look like they just rolled out of bed but are actually wasting away their days fighting an impossible battle against exhaustion and complete chaos? If this is you, then I have good news. You don’t need to call in any extra reinforcements or break down into a secret pity party (although sometimes that’s definitely warranted). Instead, I’m here to give you some proven strategies for tackling your day like a superhero without launching it over the cliff with yourself. Feel ready to fight off fatigue and accomplish more than ever before? Let’s explore how getting up early, exercising, prioritizing tasks wisely, limiting distractions online and around the house, using time-blocking techniques precisely, and tapping into daily planners can all help mom drain that soggy brain & find your mom motivation even when chronically tired!
Get Up Early – Take Advantage of That Quiet Time
As a tired mom, it’s easy to want to hit snooze and go back to bed until the kids wake you up running around the house. But if you can drag yourself out of bed early, this is a great opportunity for you! Enjoy the quiet hour or two before everyone else wakes – use it for finally doing something for yourself. A tired mom needs all the self-love she can get! Exercise, read, draw, practice yoga – whatever helps you relax and de-stress. You will be more energized and prepared when your day starts with a little “me-time”. Don’t forget it was mama that said “get up early”!
Exercise – Even Just A Little Can Make a Big Difference
Let’s face it; life as a mom is tough and exhausting. We constantly have a million things on our plate and few moments to get them done. If you’re feeling drained, how can you even make the time to get some exercise? Believe it or not, just a little physical activity can make an incredible difference in how you feel. Making exercise a part of your daily how-to-get-stuff-done workflow will provide you with that additional boost of energy needed to tackle even the toughest tasks! Whether getting up early for pre-dawn yoga or taking a quick 3 p.m. lap around your neighborhood, every effort counts towards ensuring your batteries stay charged throughout the day!
Identify Your Top Priorities – What Three Things Need To Be Accomplished Today
Being a tired mom can be a total drag sometimes, right? Prioritizing and getting stuff done, especially when you’re tired and stretched too thin, can seem like an insurmountable task. But if you start by identifying the three most important things that need to get done today and just focus on those, it can make the overwhelm feel a bit more manageable. Once you know what your top priorities are and put them at the front of your mind as goals for the day, you can use exercise, time blocking, and a daily planner to help tackle them efficiently – so that you have energy left for the good stuff in life.
Limit Distractions – Put Away the Phone and Turn Off Notifications
As a mom, productivity can feel like an uphill battle, especially when distractions are plentiful. One of the simplest and most effective productivity hacks is to limit your distractions by putting away your phone and turning off notifications. Put the phone in another room and get to work. You’d be surprised how much energizing productivity can come from putting down the phone, turning off notifications, and focusing on your top priorities! With a little elbow grease, you’ll end up accomplishing more than you ever thought possible and feeling happier while doing it!
Try Time Blocking – Break Down Tasks Into Short, Manageable Chunks
If you’re a mom who’s tried to tackle tasks while feeling exhausted, time blocking may be just what you need! Rather than taking on an overwhelming amount of work at once, break it down into shorter, more manageable chunks. Designating blocks of time to focus on specific tasks can help give the mom motivation she needs to complete them without feeling overly drained. Time blocking allows for flexibility if mom needs to adjust her schedule throughout the day depending on circumstances that arise. Keeping a daily planner handy can also help mom keep her time blocks organized so that she knows exactly which task to tackle at any given moment. Give it a try and see how you can find that mom motivation and make great strides in getting stuff done!
Use a Daily Planner – Stay Ahead Of Schedule And Keep Track Of What You’ve Done
For the tired mom with too much on her list, getting ahead of the game can seem impossible. A daily planner is the mom’s secret weapon to help make sure she stays ahead of schedule and keeps track of all the things she’s done. Not only does a daily planner provide mom motivation, it also gives her a sense of achievement as she checks off completed items from her list. Mom has no excuse for procrastination as she can easily plan out her day into blocks of time for each task at hand. With a daily planner acting as her guide, mom can feel confident that nothing will get forgotten!
Trying to get stuff done when you’re a tired mom isn’t easy, but it IS doable. A great way to start is by getting up early and taking advantage of that peaceful time before everyone else has woken up. Even just a short amount of exercise can make an enormous difference in terms of how much you can accomplish throughout the day, plus it’s great for your physical health too! Prioritizing tasks, setting limits on distractions, breaking down larger tasks into manageable chunks via time blocking, and using a daily planner are all helpful ways to stay on top of life with kids. All these tips streamlined together can make us more motivated, inspired, productive, and ultimately happier mamas! If you want to take it one step further and take charge of your days with even more organization and confidence, snag the Daily planner we use today!