#MomBossMonday: 5 Tips for Decluttering + Getting Back on Track
It's been hard decluttering my mind as I'm working on decluttering my home and workspace. I usually have a good handle on things like paper mail, emails, RSVPs to events…little things like that, but I'm a mess recently! Sorry if I haven't replied to your email or responded to a DM or RSVP’d for your child's birthday party. It’s all a work in progress!
Every day I get up, start my day and tell myself I will get through all of my to-dos, but it's literally impossible! I try to remind myself I have a newborn and two toddlers and I'm doing my best, but I feel terrible like I'm dropping the ball and not doing my "job."
So I thought I'd remind myself of some things that usually help me when I feel all over the place and disorganized:
1. Eat Right
Believe it or not, diet helps! I feel sluggish and lazy when I don’t eat right, and I’m just not ready to tackle my to-do list. Speaking of to-do lists…
2. Make a Written To-Do List
It helps to have everything you need to get done written down, and it feels oh so good to check things off the list! Trying to keep it all in your head will have you feeling overwhelmed and disorganized with how you manage your time. I’m currently really suffering here and need to make a new to-do list because… I have no idea haha!
It’s so important to get your priorities in order. As mompreneurs, we have so many responsibilities with work, home, and the kids, and it can be hard to figure out what’s most important. Like with to-do lists, writing down your priorities is really helpful for visualizing what really matters and getting things in order. It’s also just important to know what your biggest priorities are. For me, I know I’m always mom first. Work, the home remodel, and anything else can wait if my boys need me, because they always will come first for me!
Let your hubs (or significant other) help where they can. If you have older children, they can also take on some of the responsibility. Ryan has finally gotten to an age where he can actually help with cleaning up, not just pretend to, which is so nice! Beyond family support, you can delegate your work by hiring on an assistant or outsourcing. You don’t have to do it all alone, mama!
5. Forgive Yourself
You will drop the ball. You will forget. You will lose sight of your priorities and neglect what matters most. You will probably feel like a failure a lot. And it’s okay! Remember how much you have on your plate, take a deep breath, and give yourself grace, because you’ve got enough going on without being hard on yourself too. You’re doing amazing, mama, don’t forget that!
Anyone have any tips for me? What reminders help you get back on track when life gets crazy?