12 HABITS OF HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE HOMEMAKERS
Whether you’re a stay at home mom, work at home or work out of a home mother, a happy and healthy home is more than likely number one on your list. Have you ever wondered why some women manage their homes better than others?
What matters is how you will manage your house and family. Being a mother comes with many responsibilities. You are the light of your home and should, therefore, do your best to make your home heavenly.
Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed by many tasks making things to go wrong. Don’t worry. You are not alone. This is a struggle that many mom goes through daily. The good news is that you can be a highly productive homemaker despite how busy you are.
Follow the tips below and be sure to have a healthy home.
- Create a vision board
A vision board is a tool that can help you create goals, clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on them until you achieve them. You can write down your goals on a chat and put them somewhere on a wall where you can see them. Surveys show that visualizing your goals works.
Put affirmations on the vision board and read them every day. Say them loud. Remind yourself and believe that you will achieve them. Keeping a vision board will assist you to have a positive mind and work towards your goal.
- Plan ahead of time
You must have noticed how time moves fast when you are busy. If you are not careful, you might end up not attending to some tasks. If you are a working mom, it can be hard to dedicate your time to your career and your job.
Plan your tasks, meals, time for cleaning and other work so that you can attend to them. You can plan your meals for the week by buying grocery during the weekend. Get ready for any emergency that might arise (e.g., unexpected guests by stocking your pantry well).
- Organize your home
Keep your home organized by having a place for putting everything and keep everything in its place. You can do this by creating a list of things that you have in your home. How would you like to organize those things? You can buy space-saving containers or use recycled shoe boxes or other available containers to keep some things.
- Wake up early
Sometimes it can be hard to wake up very early in the morning. However, that is the time that your mind is still very fresh. You can wake up at that time and do some work if you are a work at home mom. You can also plan your day and start working early.
- Always handle the most laborious tasks first
When you begin doing the hardest job first, you will feel confident that you have accomplished something. It also saves you the pain of procrastination.
- Ask yourself why you are procrastinating
Have you ever planned to do something but keep postponing it? This is something that most women undergo. The worst thing is that you may realize that you waste a lot of time. You can create a schedule and put that task as the fast one before doing any other duty.
- Create time for recharging yourself
Taking time for yourself should not just be once in a while. It should be every day. You can exercise, visit or talk to a friend, read a good book for a little while, or do anything that will help you feel great. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time. Even minutes can be enough to recharge.
You can also have some spiritual, mental and emotional renewal. You can even set time and pray, meditate, listen to music or do some regular exercise. Creating time for yourself is part of nurturing your life.
Spending your time recharging helps you restore your energy. If you fail to put time for yourself, you might be a victim of burnout.
- Understand others first then they will understand you
As a homemaker, communication is a crucial element in your family. You should be not only an excellent communicator, but also a good listener. Listen to your family members with your eyes and heart. Listen to their behavior, meaning and feeling. Listening to another person with empathy gives them psychological air. Before jumping to any conclusions, listen to the other side first.
- Delegate duties to others
If you have a large family, it might be a bit daunting to do everything by yourself. If you have older kids, you can delegate small tasks to them. You can’t do it all. Synergizing and opting for creative cooperation makes everything manageable and saves time. Your solutions should benefit everyone. To balance your life, you need help from other family members but ensure you supervise them.
- Reassess your goals
Successful homemakers have goals for their homes, career and families. However, you might realize that as time moves on, you develop new goals that you would like to achieve. Don’t be afraid to incorporate them into your existing goals. If you no longer have interest in your old goals, leave them and focus on the new ones.
- Start a goal group
Groups can be the best source of motivation among people. If you start a group with other like-minded women, you can share ideas on how to make your home better, manage your time and live a happy and healthy life. You can plan when to meet and check on each other progress, discuss challenges you face and offer solutions.
- Create routines
Do you have a habit of doing your daily tasks? Create a schedule of how and when you would like to do certain things. This will free up your “brain space” and help you to tackle the most important things. For example, you can create a routine of doing specific kitchen tasks every morning or nights as well. You will realize that this will help you do more than what you had planned.
Being a homemaker means that you have many hats to wear. It also means that you are a mother, a wife, a house manager and many other things. Without setting goals and planning, you might end up living a scattered life. Plan your life and manage time if you would like to have a balanced life.