If you procrastinate, you put off until later what you should probably do right now or you wait until the last-minute to start a project.
Stop me if this it you:
- You know you have to make dinner every day. (I know right, why does my family feel like they need to eat every day.) But you do not even think about what’s for dinner until 7:00 pm.
- You know your husband only has 7 pairs of underwear but you don’t do laundry until the 8th day. Can you say commando?
- It’s December 24 and you have not started shopping? I personally love gifts from CVS.
- The school bake sale is today. You have no plans or baked goods?
- Your vehicle gas is on empty and the low fuel light came on yesterday morning. You know your drive is 42 miles from the school to work and home. So does the light mean you have 50 miles to go before you run out of gas?
- You are possibly overwhelmed
Putting this off until the last-minute is stressful. Wondering if you will make it to the gas station or not with your kids in the car…yep, that is stressful.
Are you the type of person who thrives on adrenalin and intentionally puts off what they know needs to be done for the thrill? Probably not intentionally. More likely you are overwhelmed.
So do you procrastinate or are you overwhelmed?
You have too much to do and not enough time to get it done.
Try doing the following:
- Delegate some of the responsibility. I know your kids may not load the dishwasher the way you would but it’s OK. The dishes will get clean. Also, so what if your husband does not fold the towels the way you would. They will still dry you off.
- Make the most of your time. If you could get organized you will find you have more time.
- Don’t assume. Have clear expectations and responsibilities. You may have heard the saying, if you assume you make an ass out of you and me.
- Make time for you. Mom is a 24/7 job and you deserve a break even if it is only taking a shower without interruptions.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Set up a support system
- It’s OK to say NO. You don’t have to do it all.
- This is a phase. It’s OK and you will get through it. Your kids will get older.
- Each Mom has their favorite phase of Motherhood and that is OK too.
- Take Joy in the moments. The moments your little one hugs your neck and gives you messy kisses. Each moment is an opportunity to make a memory.
Mom’s now it’s your turn share or vent about your personal experiences.
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