Planning for the week ahead, rather than letting it just happen can help you make the most of it. It helps you start a new week the right way and work towards your weekly, monthly and lifelong goals. In order to stay on top of your priorities, preparation is key. Below are 5 ways mums can slay for the week ahead.
1. Write down your priorities
“You can do anything you want, you just can’t do everything.” This is something we need to understand and accept. Planning your week with your priorities in mind is a great idea. It’s even greater when you write them down in order of priority so that you do not forget. It means you are able to handle everything you have to do and prepare for the things that are most important. It is helpful to set priorities, to look ahead, do your planning, and then work towards the plan.
2. Plan your outfits for the week
Planning your outfit ahead will help you save time every morning. If you spend at least five minutes sifting through your closet, you could come up with a plan for a week’s worth of outfits. This way, you will have ample time to go through your options and come up with great ideas and variety for the week. While this method requires a bit of effort you get to avoid pre-work stress during the week.
3. Get enough sleep
Sleep might seem like a waste of time but the truth is that sleep is very vital to our general well being. It improves our physical and mental health. Adults need 8-9 hours of sleep. This is just a guideline, everyone will need a little more and a little less. We typically do not get enough sleep during the week, so it is best to use the weekend to get enough sleep. Apart from the hours of sleep, the quality of the sleep you get is also important. Read more about the importance of healthy sleep here.
4. Get rid of guilt
You know that inner voice that questions how well you are doing as a mum. Sometimes, this comes from others expectations and sometimes our own expectations. There is no one perfect way to be a perfect mother but there are many ways to be a great one! Here are some of my tips on how to slay the mummy guilt and keep doing your best.
5. Do something for yourself
Read a book or have lunch with the girls. It is okay to have things you do just to take care of yourself. Before becoming a mum and wife you had things that you enjoyed doing. Find those things and make the time for them. Most mums spend all their time thinking about other people – the spouse, kids, home, domestic staff, boss, in-laws, events and they rarely find the time to dedicate to just themselves. Do not underestimate the importance of taking time to recharge and focus on you. You find that you come back home more energized after some “me” time. Read 5 signs that show you need me time here.
Do you have any other ideas on how mums can slay for the week ahead? Do share with us.