Mother's Day is quickly approaching. This is when we take some time to stop and appreciate all that our mothers do for us.
Busy moms have a tendency to care for others and forget to take care of themselves. I have always believed that you cannot be good to others if you are not first good to yourself.
So in honor of Mother's Day, I want to provide a great way to help Mom do something good for herself.
MAKE A "MOM’S TO-DO BOX"
One thing you can do for yourself is to always include some "me-time" while scheduling the other obligations and chores that go along with being a mom.
Create a "Mom’s To-Do Box" that allows a flexible, adaptable method for staying on top of your schedule:
• a small file box or a recipe box
• 8 dividers, one for each day of the week and one labeled DONE
• 30 3 x 5 index cards
On each card, write or label with a specific chore or obligation.
Some examples might be:
• Grocery Shopping
• Car Pool
• Pay Household Bills
Be sure to include cards that allow for some "me-time".
• Work out
• Yoga Class
• Power Walk
• Read Magazines
Keep this box in an easy-to-access/easy-to-see area. As you plan out your week, slot each card into the day of the week you’d like to accomplish the task. Once the task is done, file the card into the DONE category so that you’re ready to plan ahead for the next week.
If you prioritize "me-time" as something that’s as important as all the other chores, you’ll be on your way to finding some balance in your home and life. By taking time for you, you’ll actually be taking better care of your family.
Happy Mother's Day!