3 Mom-Hacks To End Overwhelm

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Mom hacks are the best, aren’t they? Because they provide actionable steps and immediate results.

Mom life has a way of changing you. Life as you knew it turned upside down the moment you fell in love with that new baby in your arms. Today, I’m thinking of you as you adjust to all the new everyday tasks, roles, and responsibilities that have been added to your already full plate.


I want you to be PURPOSEFUL with your day by creating a plan that will get you moving and back on your feet again with life without the feeling of overwhelm. So right now, I am talking to you Mama– about ending overwhelm and getting back on track with these 3 mom-hacks!

3 mom-hacks to end overwhelm once and for all!

1. Get organized.

Keeping a routine is hard work, but do you know what I discovered? Having no routine or structure is far more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be! Now that I’ve established my daily routine I accomplish more than I thought possible and feel 10 times better. Here are actionable steps you can take right now to start creating your own routine for greatness:

  • Get Positive– start with a daily mantra. My list of daily mom affirmations is a fantastic place to start!
  • Make a daily to-do list. I found that I feel so much more inclined to use a to-do list or planner when it looks nice. You can actually print gorgeous free planners here!
  • Take breaks throughout the day. I know this is hard with little ones around, trust me. But if you can sneak away for 3 minutes and grab a snack or check your phone or use the bathroom you will come back feeling refreshed.
  • Drink more water. They say you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses a day, but I disagree. You need more especially if you are nursing– drink 9-13 glasses of water a day. Track your water intake (use one of the free planners to do this)!

2. Remember your priority.

Don’t sweat the small stuff! When thoughts are competing in your head, try reminding yourself of your biggest priority. Ask yourself: What is the most important thing in my daily life? Very often we can simplify our thoughts and overwhelm down to one priority. For me, I am a stay at home mom. Unlike my career outside the home, my life involves much more self-management. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with things I “think” I should be doing. Asking myself this question helps to remember that my daily priority is my children and their happiness. They are the reason my husband and I rearranged our lives this way. Not so that I can mop the floor and fold laundry. Just know what your main priority is (it could be your job, your marriage, your family, your dog, your health) and suddenly it’s easier to make decisions. Knowing your one main priority instead of many helps to drown out the noise.

3. Protect yourself from an information overload.

I’m talking about setting real limits for yourself on social media and all things internet. As a new mother, it is tempting to do a quick search online for every little thing. And it’s easy to get into the regular pattern of wake up, check phone, check e-mails, scroll through Facebook, repeat. Social media gives me no fulfillment and leaves many feeling down and depressed from using it. If you truly want to end overwhelm once and for all– this is an important step in the process! Do not overlook it.

Most importantly, laugh and have fun Mama. Having a family will inevitably involve struggles, but it’s supposed to be fun as well!

Implementing these 3 mom-hacks today will help you wake up happier, have more focus, more clarity, and feel ready to take on the day!

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Michele Tripple | 16th Nov 17

    Such great tips! I am all over organization! Maybe a little too much! Thanks for joining us for #WanderingWednesday at Confessions of Parenting this week!

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