Are you a stay at home mom? Do you often get to the end of your day feeling like you got nothing productive done? Here’s one tip for how to feel more productive as a SAHM.
Do you ever go through a whole day, busy the whole time, but arrive at the end feeling like you accomplished nothing? Yes? Well you’re not alone.
Why We Feel Unproductive as Stay-at-Home Moms
If you think about it, so many of the things we do as moms (SAHM or otherwise) are things that get undone rather quickly.
While you clean one room your kids make a mess in the other.
By the time you get the clean laundry folded and put away the dirty clothes hamper is overflowing again.
Dishes seem to multiply with no explanation. (Seriously, how do my kids manage to use six cups in one day?)
Sometimes Pablo gets home from work and the house looks like I did nothing all day. Ugh! Thankfully I have a husband who gets it and never gives me a hard time.
Still though, feeling like you’ve accomplished nothing all day can be really discouraging!
One Tip For How to Feel More Productive as a Stay-at-Home Mom
So while we know that we truly have been productive, what can we do to actually feel that way?
Here’s my tip. Are you ready?
// drumroll //
Here it is . . .
Get one thing done.
Choose something small – and something that won’t get immediately undone – and get that one thing done. (And when I say small I mean small! You have to start somewhere.)
Here are a few examples of what I mean:
-Wipe out your microwave (unless you’re one of those amazing people who already does this daily haha!)
-Clear off the top of your fridge or countertops.
-Take 10 minutes and organize one drawer.
-Gather up a bag of things to donate.
-Place a quick grocery pickup order.
-Switch out a simple décor piece with something new or put some fresh flowers in a vase.
-Do a quick dusting of your living room.
-Make one call and/or schedule one appointment that you’ve been meaning to get to.
I could list a bunch more things but you get the idea!
It’s so encouraging to me if I can point to at least something at the end of the day that I accomplished, besides the regular clean-up-after-everybody type of stuff. 😉
The added bonus? A lot of times once you get one thing done you’ll find that you’re able to tackle something else too!
What about you? What helps you feel more productive as a stay-at-home mom? Please share in the comments!