As mamas we have so much on our plates. Our to-do lists are endless and it is so easy to feel overwhelmed and slip into survival mode.
I can't possibly do all things well and with a great attitude. I know that I need God to do all that through me.
Here are 5 things I do when I'm feeling overwhelmed.
1. Clean the Kitchen
Do the dishes and wipe the counters down. I make sure I put away anything that doesn't belong as I go.
For me, vacuuming makes a big difference. The floor gets picked up quickly and the vacuum lines make me feel like the room is so much cleaner. Vacuuming is a quick way to make a difference.
3. Declutter a room
All I do is grab a grocery bag and quickly walk around getting rid of things we don't need. Most of what I pick up is just thrown away but if someone could use it, I just put it in the donation bag in my closet.
4. Clear off your bedroom surfaces
Having my dresser and nightstand a cleared when I go to bed feels so good. I don't want the last thing I see to be something not done. I sleep much better (or at least I think I do) when my room is uncluttered.
5. Make a to-do list
I take a couple of minutes at night to write down what I need to do the next day. I try to be realistic. I know I'm not going to get to 5 projects. I also wrote down something just for me. Something I like to do.
Here is a bonus.... I don't sort the laundry. Well, at least not as carefully as usual. My goal is to just get it done.
My babies are blessings. I need to remind myself to enjoy them and see them as that even on the days I am in survival mode!
Here's to a great week!
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