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updated on April 2020
Are you wondering how to be an organized mom? But you have no idea where to start or whether you are doing the right thing? I am sharing my TOP tips to help you get more organized and get more stuff done while still taking care of your child at home. You’ll be amazed by how MANY things you can get done in LESS time.
Ever since I started implementing these in my life I got more productive and saw results – meaning that I managed to get more things done around the house, working on my blog, while still taking care of my toddler at home.
We are also going through a difficult time, with this Covid-19 pandemic and many of us are struggling to stay productive or get things done with our kids at home. So how do you manage it all?!
Since, I am here to help you and I want you to take action, I’ve created a productivity & time management challenge (totally free) just for you!
7 Days of Productivity Challenge
How to be an organized mom?
1.Wake up earlier
I have to confess that I can’t do it every single day. Mainly because I stay up late after my son goes to bed.
My working window was during naps or evenings after my son would go to bed. Now, since he stopped napping, my work window during the day, doesn’t really exist anymore. However, I am taking him to nursery 3 days per week with 5 hours each and I am using that as my working hours. So I always try to get the most of it!
With the pandemic around, my son is always home and hubby too, so I am grateful that I can still work from home while he’s entertaining our toddler.
If you have a baby, you can wake up before and it’s a great way to accomplish more 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 as well. But we are all different and it’s best to figure out your own way and what works best for you.
2.Plan out your day the night before
I love planning! But I don’t really have much time for it anymore. 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 Bullet Journal
My favorite way or type of planning is a bullet journal. Simply because there are no rules and I can keep it simple or complex and very creative.
The most important thing about 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 doens’t really matter and it’s just personal preferance.
I have a first-impression type post about it. So if you’d like to know more, feel free to check it out here.
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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.Schedule your work during nap times
It’s always a good idea to schedule your working time whenever your little one’s asleep, 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 time.
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. I feel like baby brain is still there even if you don’t have a baby in your womb.
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 killers
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!
Another useful thing that you could do is blocking out your time.
It’s always better when you know what you have to do and how much time you have for a specific thing.
This will also help you be both effective and efficient.
That’s because you’re focusing on one specific thing only. Rather than multitasking.
You’re going to tell me that multitasking is the only way you get stuff done.
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.
Remember if you try and follow at least one of these tips you are going to get better at time management in no time!
And… If you are looking for even more productivity tips, hacks and ideas check out The Ultimate Productivity Bundle.