- Set attainable goals: don't make long term goals, most fail. Come up with monthly goals and think of it as a marathon. Plan out each week and make weekly goals. Once you've accomplished your first week's goals, you feel a since of satisfaction and encouragement to set up next week's goals. Before you know it, you've accomplished your month's goals.
- Prioritize: Figure out which task/goal will take the longest. Execute the shortest first so you can feel a since of accomplishment and will motivate you to take on the longer task.
- Delegate: Get your kids involved. When they're at school, they have the chance to be "teachers helpers". Ask them to be "mom's helpers" for a week. Give them duties and they'll feel a since of responsibility. It's a win! Win! You can also use a reward system to motivate. If you have more than one kid, you can alternate weeks.
- Outsource: Ask your friends and family for help. Just because they don't offer does not mean they're not willing. Ask. The worst they can say is "no."
- Make time for yourself: You think, how am I going to do this? Well tell your husband you NEED personal time. Don't ask for permission because most likely they'll come up with an excuse. It can be simple as slipping away for a bubble bath or getting involved with a passion, like dance class (exercise and you get to socialize), music lessons, book club, knitting club, girl's night, etc. Make it a regular event - at least once or twice a month.
Jane of All Trades
Daily Life Management & Consulting