I spend so much time spinning my wheels. I feel like I run around all day from task to task and accomplish very little. Today, for example, I worked. I picked up the kids from school. I drove across town to eat dinner with my husband’s team before their last game of the season, and then I fell asleep on the couch before I could accomplish anything else. I could have accepted that I needed rest, except I fell asleep yesterday in the middle of watching a movie with the family. Two nights in a row of no laundry. Two nights in a row of unfinished to-do lists. Two nights in a row of no lesson planning. Two nights in a row of past due deadlines for blog posts, Instagram posts, and newsletters. There was no time to fall asleep. There was work to do.
I have been working tirEDly to simplify my life as a busy mommy. I am in the process of adopting a minimalist mindset. While I have not mastered minimalism by any stretch of the imagination, I am working towards eliminating the excess. I have become content with the life mantra, “all you need is less.” And I am setting the foundation for a life that is more in the moment.
With that said, I am constantly learning from others. Antonia, from Balancing through Simplicity, has so many wonderful anecdotes to offer about how to live a minimalist lifestyle. As a busy mommy, I find her tips for simplifying life so refreshing. Recently, she shared a piece on 7 Things You Should Do on Sunday to Setup a Productive Week Ahead. As I strive to overcome overwhelmed, her thoughts provided a sense of calm before entering into what could have been a chaotic working mom schedule.
So for all the other busy mommies out there seeking to simplify your life, I share with you here Antonia’s wisdom.
Do you go into Monday’s dreading the week? Are you worn out before you get to the end of the day., let alone the end of the week? Do you struggle to juggle everything that needs to be done? Would you rather be super-organised and ready for anything but without spending loads of time planning and preparing? Check out this post on 7 things you should do on Sunday for a productive week ahead!
What do you do to simplify your life as a busy mommy?
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