How to be More Organized as a Busy Mom
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I have to confess that I am not the most organized mom in this entire world, but I am trying to be as organized as I can. If not, I won’t be able to raise a toddler, have a day job, take care of the house, cook, clean, run a blog, and many other things.
I assume that you are struggling with time and looking for ways to improve your lifestyle or for healthy habits that will help you be an organized mom.
How to be an Organized Mom?
Believe in yourself
This is the first step towards a more organized life. You have to believe in yourself – that you can do it. And you can become whatever you want to. Having the proper mindset is important too. If you consider yourself an organized person, that’s TRUE.
Time is precious
Oh, time! Time flies away from us, and we can’t get it back no matter what we do. That’s why you have to do whatever it takes to don’t waste it. I know that sometimes all you want to do is to sit on the couch and watch Netflix. It’s OK! It’s normal! That’s what I sometimes do. Just make sure you don’t make it a habit.
Create healthy habits
There are lots of things you can do to help you become an organized person. You just have to acknowledge and put them into action.
For your convenience, I listed below 10 habits I do on a daily basis that will keep me on top of my to-do list and a happier and more organized woman.
Related: How to be a work from home mom without losing your sanity
10 Healthy Habits of an Organized Mom
If you want to become an organized mom, you must develop healthy habits and integrate them into your lifestyle. This is valid for the ENTIRE family.
1. Wake up earlier
I have to confess that I can’t do it every single day. Mainly because I am a blogger, and I tend to stay up late after my son goes to bed.
My working window is during naps or night time only. So I always try to get the most of them!
But if you could find a way to wake up before your baby or toddler, it’s a great way to accomplish more and do more things throughout the day.
Whenever I manage to wake up earlier, I feel more productive, and I feel like I have plenty of time to do other things too.
2. Plan out your day the night before
I love planning! But I don’t really have much time for it anymore. So I found that if you plan your day the night before it’s much better:
- You don’t need more than a couple of minutes to plan out your next day
- Everything is fresh in your mind
- You clear out your mind before going to bed.
3. Start a Journal
My favorite way or type of planning is a bullet journal. Simply because there are no rules and I can keep it as simple or as complex I want.
The most important thing about the bullet journal is that you don’t have to be an artist to start one.
All you need to get started is a notebook and a pen. Anything else doesn’t matter, and it’s just personal preference.
I have a first-impression type post about it. So if you’d like to know more, feel free to check it out here.
4. To-Do Lists
Who doesn’t love lists?! I like to cross out things whenever I’m done with a certain task. So satisfying!
If you keep lists, you will never forget your to-dos anymore, and you’ll have a much clearer mind. Not sure about you, but if I don’t write down my thoughts and ideas, I find myself constantly thinking about that. Once I write it down, I “move on.” 🙂
I have lists everywhere:
- Shopping lists
- Meal planning
- To do lists
- Blog post ideas
- And lots more
I find them extremely helpful! So if you’ve never ever had lists before, I highly recommend to try them out.
5. Work when your child sleeps
It’s always a good idea to schedule your working time whenever your little one sleeps, especially if you don’t have any help when it comes to childcare. That’s why I do it as well. My husband’s at work, and I am alone with my baby most of the times. So in order to be able to do stuff around the house or work on my blog, I would have to do it during nap times.
6. Set up Reminders
This one is essential. Why? Because, when you don’t have plenty of time at your disposal and you have to squeeze in a lot of things in less time, you can easily forget stuff. So it’s important to stay focused and on track by setting up reminders. Also, moms tend to be forgetful anyway! Blame it on “baby brain” haha. It’s so welcomed when you see a reminder on your phone, and you know what you have to do.
7. Minimize Distractions and time wasters
Another essential for you is to identify and eliminate your time wasters. Nowadays, there are sooooo many distractions around us. With notifications at every corner, you can easily get distracted.
And whenever you get distracted, you lose your focus. That’s because your brain takes a much longer period of time to refocus.
I have some free resources and tips in my FREE mini-challenge. So feel free to check it out!
8. Create a routine and stick to it
Routines are super important, especially if you are a mommy. Babies and toddlers love them. That’s how they know what’s about to happen. That’s how they learn about time.
So make sure that you created one for you and your family. Don’t forget to stick to it.
If you are a visual person, you can print it and stick it to your fridge. You will always see it, and that piece of paper will keep you motivated.
9. Stop Multitasking
You’re going to tell me that multitasking is the only way you get stuff done. Well…Let me tell you that switching back and forth between tasks not only will only slow you down, but it will also decrease your productivity. Generally, the human brain is meant to be focused on one thing at a time, so multitasking is not really beneficial in this case.
10. Daily Laundry
Laundry can get very crazy in our household. So in order to stay on top of my laundry, I need to do them daily or maximum 2 days apart. If I skip a day, I have so much that I can’t keep up. My main problem is that we don’t own a drier and we air dry all of our clothes. So if I don’t have clothes to wash, I have clothes hanging or ones that need folding or put away.
Do you have an organization tip to share with your fellow Mamas? Leave us a comment below.
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