Productivity looks a lot different these days as a mom. Before, I used to be able to breeze through my to-do list and check things off right as I went along.
Now, it takes twice as long for me to complete simple tasks such as washing laundry, folding clothes, cleaning the house and so forth.
There are many challenges when you’re trying to be productive and get things done as a mom. The kids need you for an array of things. They need to be fed, changed, played with. And if you’re kids are older, you may need to break up their fighting and redirect them to other activities.
I wish I could just get everything done quickly so that I can move on to other things.
I’m going to help you find ways to increase your productivity as a mom.
Make a list of everything that needs to get done. You can do this at the beginning of the week, the night before, or in the moring when you start your day. I prefer to plan my weeks on Sunday and I organize my to-do list the night before. I alternate cooking and cleaning days. If I cook one day, then I may clean one thing in the house but my focus is on preparing a meal from start to finish. The next day, we’ll eat leftovers and I have more time to clean.
When you write down your to- do list, keep in mind how long it may take to get each task done. It takes me about 30 minutes after the laundry is dry to fold everything and put it away. If the kids are messing around with the laundry, then it may take longer. I try to keep in mind how long it takes to do everything so that way I can figure out what time I’ll cook, what time to fold laundry, and what time to