“God made moms because he couldn’t be everywhere!” She is the superhero without a cape or mask – always nurturing and protecting her loved ones. She would do anything to provide her children with the best of everything in her capacity and always think of her family before herself. If she could, this always busy and tireless magician, would add a few more hours to her day and use those to make the lives of those around her even better. But there are only 24 hours and a huge pile of responsibilities a mom needs to take care of almost everyday, repetitively. A smart and successful mom still easily manages to complete all of her works smoothly within those same hours, thanks to her genius tricks and efficient habits. Here are 6 habits of a successful mom that you can adapt to make your life easier and more efficient:
1. Organized schedule
All the successful moms have one thing in common - organizational skills. She may not have an exclusive to-do checklist but she knows exactly what she wants and how to prioritize her tasks for the day. She knows how much time is needed to do a particular work, so she plans her each hour accordingly and improvises on the go as needed. Her schedule includes not only her daily tasks but also some family time breaks to spend with her loved ones.
2. Become the “Master of Multitasking”
Every successful mom is a master of multitasking. Most people end up giving half-attention to each task while multitasking. But this mastermind here, will combine a moderately difficult task with an easy task or squeeze an easy task into her leisure time. She won’t choose to cook food while bathing her kids or exercising but will surely fold the laundry while watching TV or helping the kids with homework.
3. Not being the “Cleanliness Freak”
No, she is never the ultimate perfectionist. She already has too much on her plate to take out the time required for doing everything in the most perfect way possible. Of course, she will always keep her house clean, but not necessarily squeaky clean. Of course, she will cook delicious meals but not necessarily something too complicated or of Masterchef level yummy.
4. “Help please!”
She will never burden herself with unnecessary tasks or the pressure of juggling everything on her own. Most moms try their best to do it all by herself, be it due to the social stigma of not being the perfect mom or her over-caring nature. A smart mom knows that by asking for assistance, she will not only throw some stress and load out of her shoulder but also will be able to free up some time from her busy schedule for her loved ones. Also, she can teach her children valuable household and life skills that will come handy later in their life, while spending some fun time with them and her spouse.
5. Procrastination is good, sometimes!
Yes, a successful mom always sticks to her routine that is organized according to the need of the hour. But she also knows that sometimes it is alright to let her strict and tight schedule loosen up a bit. When there is an issue with time management, she focuses on completing the most important tasks and skips the ones that aren’t quite urgent. Moreover, on the days she is feeling lazy or not well, she wouldn't hesitate to procrastinate a little bit - instead, she'll spend some more time on bed cuddling with her kids.
Last but not the least, a successful mom knows how to squeeze out sometime just for herself. She will compromise neither on her physical health nor mental well-being. Be it an hour dedicated to a morning yoga session or a relaxing bubble bath with the company of her favourite novel and a few scented candles, she knows exactly how to recharge her energy and strengthen her inner self.