Organizing the Mompreneur
Feeling stuck and things have just gotten a bit chaotic? Let's reset with a bit of organization. Here are some tips, tutorials, and systems that have helped me do that!
Are You Being Present?
Be here and now, not on that to-do list or worry about something that has happened or hasn't come to be yet. Be present.
The past is history. It’s happened. Can’t change that. Things in the future aren’t here yet, you can’t control that either. So that leaves us with this moment. Here and now. Your choices to be present affect your next decisions.
Take this moment. Clear your mind. Take this minute to notice your breathe, notice your shoulders, and hands. Are they balled up or open and relaxed? What is around you? Take a moment or two to really notice your surroundings.
Be Here. What needs your attention right now? Your kids and spouse need a quick smile, a hug or to be affirmed that you see them, you love them. Toss the ball with your dog for a few minutes. Breathe and laugh. Be here. Taking just a few minutes to be in the Here and Now strengthens those bonds.
When you find yourself bubbling up with anxiety. You have too much to do. That’s the myth of perfection sneaking in. How do you knock it down?
Ask yourself: In 5-years will this (what I’m frantically doing)
really going to matter?
In years to come, how will your kids remember you? Frantic, always on the move, not available? OR If you learned to be present, will they recall how you were there, you listened, you played with them.
Take time to evaluate if you are truly being IN the moment or just reacting as it comes. Life is better in the moment!
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
- Mother Theresa
One of the main ways to save time, money and energy during your week!
There are so many reasons and benefits to taking time out each week to plan our your meals.
Saves energy and reduces stress: Won't have to worry about what is for dinner each day!
Saves Money: Less wasted food being toss since you are utilizing the groceries needed for the planned out meals.
Better Health: Planning our your meals allows you to really take hold of what you not only put in your mouth but what you chose to have on hand.
More Organized and Less Clutter: Having your pantry and fridge in order with just what you need to have on hand and ready to make your meals a breeze!
So how do you make this plan happen? Choosing one day a week to sit down and mapping it out! I personally like to do this and print out the menu and grocery lists and post them on the fridge. Then the questions of "What's for Dinner" are avoided or easily answered! No nagging or grumbling!