Simple Tips That’ll Help You Balance Your Mom-Work Life




Balancing motherhood and work is the ultimate work-in-progress, one that never quite seems to end. For the entirety of my life as a mother, I’ve worked to create a system that works for me - and surprise, it’s ALWAYS changing. 


As your children get older and your work life demands change, we find ourselves struggling to maintain the small amount of balance that we’ve achieved. Often, this causes us to revert back to our stressed-out state.


Even as we struggle to find create some resemblance of sanity in our lives, there are a few things we can do each time to help out - aka these super simple tips for balancing your work-mom life:


Delegate Home & Work Tasks

“Hands-off” is not really in our vocabulary, but we can at least try. No one said being a working mom was going to be easy, but they also didn’t tell you that it’s 100% okay to delegate tasks to other household members or (if you own your own business) to outsource a few business tasks.


Delegate tasks that can easily be handed off at home or are time-consuming in your business. This can be as simple as asking a family member to pick your children up from school or extracurricular activities once per week or hiring a VA to manage your calendar.

Make “To-do” Lists

A simple addition to your typical morning routine, start creating two to-do lists every morning - one for work, one for home. I highly recommend separating each list into mini-list categorized by:

-Need to Do

-Want to Do


As you’re making each list, try to limit yourself to three-five major need to do items, allowing the rest to fill in your want to do section. This will keep you from being overwhelmed on one side versus the other.

Prepare in Advance

Have a little freetime on the weekend or maybe you have a little extra time on a certain day of the week? Use this time to start preparing for your week in advance. 


Start prepping lunches, activities, and building nighttime and morning routines that prepare for later in the day or the next day (like tidying up toys every night before bed).

Know What Time of Day Works for You

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Identify what time of day works best for you to accomplish mentally taxing tasks or ones that require high-concentration and assign those tasks to that time of the day.


You’ll find that knowing WHEN you’re most productive and utilizing that time will keep you less stressed and allow you to finish tasks more efficiently - leaving more time for mom-life. If you don’t know what time works best for you, take a week and rotate!

Have Designated Break Times

Have designated break times from both your family and your work - you can suffer from both mom burnout and work burnout and neither are great for keeping your mom-work life balance.


Taking time to have a lunch break, just sitting after a strenuous task, or just planning a 15 minute stretch can help keep your mind clear and help you stay productive.

Balancing Mom-Work Life


Finding a healthy mom-work balance can be hard, and it can’t be done alone. You should always be open to accepting help (and understand that it’s okay to ASK for help). 


Being a working mom doesn’t mean that we should sit back and be okay with never moving forward in our jobs and businesses - or that we should miss out on the key w=events in our children’s lives. It’s about finding a balance between the two and discovering what you’re okay with doing and what you’re not… aka establishing and sticking to boundaries. 


But, that’s a problem for another day. For now, start with the simple things, like learning to establish a routine to help you balance or getting help from moms that have been in your shoes!

Do you want to feel better without spending a lot of time and money?






Do you want to feel better without spending a lot of time and money? 
 
Detoxification might be the secret for you.
 
Daily Exposure to toxins and chemicals wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to inflammation and diseases not limited to Hormone Imbalances, cancer, auto-immune issues and so much more. We have never lived in a world, society where we are exposed to so many toxins.
 
The good news is that there are things you can do to help your mind, body and home detox and restore yourself to optimal health.
 
I've been sharing lots of tips on videos that you can check out here. You can also join me for the Take Your Day Back Challenge in which you will feel better about getting time back in your Day, and putting yourself and your health first. 
 
If you want to know more about what I used to detox my and my families (including two little kids bodies) check it out here
 
Here are my top 5 tips to help you feel better right now busy Mama!
 
1. Check your household products ingredient list. If you don't know what the ingredients mean turn them over and google them. Repeated exposure of toxins and chemicals is harmful to the body and statistics show our homes are 80% more toxic than the air outside because of the toxins inside our products we have in our home. Ditch these toxic products. Here is what my family and I use instead
 
2. Reduce your stress. In whatever possible way you can. Stress is horrific for the body. Exercise and or dancing are one of the quickest ways to alleviate stress. 
 
3. Meditate. At least 15 minutes a day quite your mind and do a guided meditation. Heres one of my favs. Meditation is one of the only known things that can bring your body to a normal state of PH when it's in a stressed state. How freaking cool is that?  
 
4. Detox your body. One of the best ways to start in doing this is an armpit detox. We have so many lymph nodes in the armpit area and as women we have a lot of breast tissue in that area. So, if we are lathering a ton of chemical filled deodorant on that area, especially after years of exposure it can cause a whole host of problems. Wonder why our breast cancer rates are through the roof? Say no to aluminum, fragrance and lot of other chemicals in the deodorant found on store shelves. If you’ve ever tried a natural deodorant and it didn’t work, don’t be discouraged you just need to do this armpit detox first. I promise it works! Sounds crazy I know but for real, check it out here.

5. I am a busy Mom so of course stress is inevitable but I have a few mom tips for you to alleviate your stress and have you feeling better almost instantly. In addition to exercise, meditation, and surrounding myself with a community of thriving Mamas there are a few other essentials I can’t recommend enough. These tools are my go to for almost immediate stress relief and you can read about them here. 
 

How to calm the Chaos and Overwhelm in a crazy world!

Got Chaos? Got Stress? Got that overwhelmed feeling? 

 
There's an Essential Oil for that!

 
Everybody loves a routine. Everybody. When our routine is interrupted, we can feel a bit chaotic and disconnected. This year, all of our routines are gone and all sense of normal, which creates a feeling of stress and overwhelm. These feelings can leave you drained and feeling helpless. Are you overwhelmed in work, overwhelmed at home, and or just overwhelmed all the time? This is for you. 
These are some of my favorite roller blends that are designed to help you get back in touch with yourself and learn to let go. Even in challenging times, we can focus on positivity and choose to see the good. It’s amazing that some essential oils can assist with this process as they restore balance to the body. What are you focusing on that’s good?

 

 
 

 
I AM HERE
This powerful blend is just the ticket to help you speak your truth. It opens the throat chakra for authentic and clear communication. Roll on this blend before an interview or to provide courage and sensitivity when handling conflict or difficult discussions.
8 drops Valor
6 drops Myrtle
5 drops Frankincense
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil

 
Love All

 
It’s easy to love people when they agree with us, show kindness, and treat others fairly. It is far more difficult to love those we disagree with or people who are unkind, selfish, and greedy. Use this blend to balance yourself, your heart and help you give love even when it doesn’t come so easily.

 
6 drops geranium
6 drops white angelica
5 drops lavender
4 drops clary sage
2 drops jasmine
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil
Find Yourself
Challenging times drain us of energy and motivation. When you  feel like doing nothing but know you should do otherwise, try this.  It calms erratic emotions while restoring a healthy energy to move forward.
5 drops valerian
5 drops Cypress
4 drops Cedarwood 
3 drops sacred sandalwood
3 drops juniper
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil.

 
 
I am a busy Mom so of course stress is inevitable but I have a few mom tips for you to alleviate your stress and have you feeling better almost instantly. In addition to exercise, meditation, and surrounding myself with a community of thriving Mamas there are a few other essentials I can’t recommend enough. These tools are my go to for almost immediate stress relief and you can read about them here. Seriously couldn’t do this Mom Life without them. 
 
What are your go to’s for stress relief?

 
Want to learn more about calming your chaos and stress with essential oils? Check it out here
 


How to move from distraction to action in minutes!

Feeling a little uncomfortable today? Feel like there's so much out of your control? 

Yep, there is but you know what, there always will be.

But you know what else? Despite what's out of your control, there are always many things IN your control. 

You control your attitude and how you decide to spend your time and energy. 

It's a shift that regardless of what's happening in the world around you at any given time-it can give you a sense of peace, and control. 

More than ever, its important to take care of yourself-to focus on you. Who YOU want to be. For your spouse, your kids, your friends, your community.

You'll never ever regret investing in yourself. And I'm not talking about a pretty Louis Vuitton bag. While that's a great kind of investment- I'm talking more about an investment in yourself, committing to yourself to prioritizing yourself first. Putting ourselves first for many of us is a very big change. 

I'm going to share how one investment can have a lasting impact on your Busy Mom Life every day moving forward. 

Let me introduce you to Callie. She lives in Michigan, has an incredible family and the most adorable little boy!

She did not think her life could be anything but revolved around being a Mom. She just went through the motions and loved every second of it but also couldn't help feeling the overwhelm and stress that came away from always being a Mom and all that entails instead of Callie, also a Mom. She was so busy just getting through her day instead of thriving in it!

But, the thing about getting through our day is we all have the same 24 hours in our day and we can either spend it thriving and being the boss of our day or letting our day be the boss of ourselves. And as a busy mom, we need all the hacks we can get for this Mom Life.

Long story short, not only did Callie completely transform her day, her confidence after we worked together, soared-and one of her favorite parts of the day is now Her TIME. 




"I had a conversation with my Mom where I told her it's time for me to start putting myself first and she said, I never did that and I got through Motherhood and all it entails. But Mom, that's just it, you got through it, I don't want to just get through it. I want to thrive in it". 

"I'm so grateful for this experience. The way I get excited about my day and practically jump out of bed in the morning with a new found love and joy for life. Even my co-workers comment on how many cups of coffee I've had since I'm always just happy. But the truth is, I've only had one little cup. This is just me now, and I love it".

When I watch Callie on social media, I see her so happy and confident and so successful- totally owning her life in motherhood. I've seen her confidence completely transform. Of all the things in the world right now-Callie is controlling how she feels and presents herself to the world. And that my friends is incredible. 

So, now I wanted to ask you-what's holding you back from investing in yourself-from prioritizing yourself? 

Maybe you feel you don't have time? Or that is just isn't that important? You're unhappy with the way you look so you're wanting to lose weight before you invest in you?

Or maybe you're not sure what that would even look like and where you should start to invest in yourself?


And if you're ready to just take control of your day for you, your family and your life and how you feel-we'd love to have you!

How to get more Time in your Day, Mama!


Get More Time in your Day



One of the truest things today is that we all have the same time in the day. Yep, it's the truth. Don't compare yourself to someone else but just remember we all have the same time in the day!

Check out what we spend our days on according to the average person: 

  • 2 hrs 24 minutes on social media per day
  • 4 hours watching tv
  • 90 minutes in daily interruptions
  • 16 minutes deciding what to wear
  • 35 minutes deciding what to eat
  • 10 hours and 50 minutes in the car per week

That’s a lot of time! Let's start maximizing your time and getting rid of the time suckers you no longer need! 


1. Make decisions quickly and Easily

You can waste so many minutes every day, just trying to make a decision. And a lot of times these decisions aren’t hard but you're allowing the overwhelm of making a decision to steal your time.

Dinner

Instead of sitting there for 20 minutes trying to decide what you’re going to cook up for dinner, make a list on the weekend of what your dinners will be for the week!

Outfits for the week:

Keep it simple! If you’re home, yoga pants and an oversize shirt are a girl’s best friend. I’m a huge fan of all things neutral because they’re easy to style, classic, and they make it really easy to put outfits together.  Find your style niche and stick with it. 

Automate Baby. 

We are living in 2020 and there are SO many things you can automate.  Take full advantage of this whenever you can.  Set up automatic bill pay so you don’t have to think about when you’re going to sit down and pay your bills. Have your beauty products, vitamins, meal services, (yes, even printer ink) set up on automation. It’s really amazing what all you can automate these days.

2. Batch Your Time

If you aren’t familiar with time batching, it basically means you batch similar tasks together and set aside a time to complete all of them.  This way you’re touching all of these tasks once instead of multiple times.  This is really popular in the business world, but I think it should be equally popular at home, because it’s really helpful!  Here are some ways I currently batch my time; Food Prep and running errands!

3. Have a solid routine.

Daily and weekly routines eliminate a lot of time on decisions. When you have a set routine in place, you no longer waste time trying to figure out when you’re going to get the laundry done or clean your home, because you have a set day/time when you do it.

I want you to think about what those things are that are taking your time every week.

Is there a way you could make those things part of a routine?

For example, if laundry seems to pile up every day, and you feel always behind on it. Then, you need a laundry routine. 

Does cleaning your home take you way too much and you always feel behind on it?  Then you need a cleaning routine. 

Every part of your life can become a routine, you just have to put a little strategy in place and then stick to that routine consistently until it becomes a habit for you.

4. Make a Plan

This is last but definitely not least. Planning your week is EVERYTHING! Let me say that again for those in the back – making a plan for your week will save your life all week long.

There is SO much that goes into a week, and taking just 30 minutes or so to put it all down on paper or in a google calendar, will save you all week. Bonus, put it on a shared google calendar with your spouse so they are in the know as well. We did this awhile back and its been a game changer for our marriage!

Okay, I know that was a lot! I hope this is making you think how of how much time (read actually hours you could have back in your day). 

Now it’s time to take action and start.  You’ve got this!

Pssst. I’ve got something for you.  If you need more tips and strategies and easy button items on how to Take Your Day Back, visit here, to receive FREE resources on the one thing I incorporated which totally helped me revamp my day for you to use!  




 
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