Today is Mother's Day 2020 and I am wrapping up my day with a cup of hot tea and This Is Us. There's just something about this show that gets me in my feelings every single episode. As I'm writing this, memories from today are just flooding my mind. We were fortunate enough to be able to have my family in town for mothers day and it was a weekend I won't ever forget. There really isn't anything better than seeing our parents with our daughter, and we love when they come to visit. Today was a slow paced day, I went from pajamas to leggings and back to pajamas. My husband made dinner and cleaned up. As a mom there's really not much more I could ask for.
Tomorrow begins another busy week and I am gearing up the same way I do every week. It took me a long time to realize I can't control everything, but if I can manage the little things then my days seem to run more smoothly. I am a firm believer in lists. I make one almost every day and order them by priority. I don't beat myself up about what I can't finish, but I try and at least complete most of it. My daily routine consists something similar to this below:
- Make bed
- Water and quiet time
- Breakfast and clean kitchen
- Work (SO thankful to work from home!)
- Clean (Laundry, sweep, mop dust)
- Prepare for next day (prep coffee pot, make lunches, clean dishes)
Of course there are a million little things added in between and my list gets more specific each day, but that is mostly my routine. Since I work from home, I don't leave the house much and I am thankful that I have been able to continue to work during the COVID pandemic. Even though we are home a lot, we certainly have missed our friends and so FaceTime and social distancing walks with friends have been very cherished.
If you're struggling with structure in your life I encourage you to invest in a planner, or start out by making yourself a small to do list every day. I know a lot of people are in a quarantine "funk" and sometimes it can be difficult to come out of, but I am a firm believer in habits being formed out of repetition. You can do anything you set your mind to as long as you are willing to work for it!
Things to consider:
1) Don't overwhelm yourself, start with a small list of 3 things you want to accomplish and work your way up to a bigger list. You're more likely to stick to something if you succeed at it.
2) Set realistic goals. It's great to feel productive, but don't try and do everything all in one day. If you know you need to run errands later in the week, get your work in the home done first. If you finish everything on your list and want to tackle something for later in the week- GO FOR IT! Just make sure not to burn yourself out!
3) Get it done. It's so important to work on your self control. Even when your mind is telling you to just put things off until "later" or "tomorrow" get it done. Knock out what you've planned and rest later! Self control is vital for success.
I hope you've enjoyed talking with me this evening! There are so many ways you can start your week off right by adding structure into your life! I believe in you!
Until next time,