Sometimes I’m tired before I even get out of bed in the morning.
I swear to myself (usually F*ck it all….), and dread the day ahead…..
I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that way! Getting motivated every day is tough when sometimes a Mum’s life is so monotonous! But I have a few tips for you on how to get ready for the day – and it will make you feel much better, more motivated, get shit done and perhaps not feel quite so tired at the end of the day! Here are Practical Things Mums Should Do Every Single Day to Get Motivated!
Set your Alarm – But Give Yourself an Extra 10 Minutes
So you need to get up at say 6 am to allow enough time to make the kids breakfast, make lunches etc. Okay – that’s good. When the alarm goes off in the morning, allow yourself that extra 10 minutes to lay there, think about the day and prepare yourself mentally. Don’t go back to sleep!!! But being a bit decadent will help you set a good mindset for the day. Mums need to be kinder to themselves, and doing this first thing in the morning is being kind! Plus not only that – now you are 10 minutes behind – so you have to work harder and faster to catch up – and think of that as a part of your daily workout!
Write Your To-Do List for the Day
Keeping a calendar is so important – even if you just print a free one off Microsoft – and stick it on your fridge. Use your phone to to remind you about appointments etc. Keep a list of all the things you need to get done, and put them in order. When you know what you are doing, not only do you feel more in control of the day, but you achieve so much more than if you had no guidance at all.
Also keep a list for things to get done that week – and month. Long term goals (ie Christmas shopping) – is a great way to plan for big events and by spreading all that ‘work’ into the preparation over a few months, you will be less stressed and more mentally and financially prepared.
I really like this list from Scattered Squirrel….