What’s a better lifestyle than the one you’re living? The one with better time management improved health condition and an organized routine. While doing everything when you’re a mom seems almost impossible, there are a few habits you can adopt for a healthier, time-efficient and cost-effective lifestyle.
A wife, a mother, an older sister: all roles of a woman who is a homemaker. However, when you become a mom, there’s a natural sense of responsibility that develops in you along with the urge to please everyone.
Here are five easy steps which will guide you to become a better homemaker for your family, and yourself:
1. Reduce Waste
One of our biggest mistakes is to create more waste than we can endure. Reduction of waste is essential in ensuring a healthier and safer environment for our family and our planet. One way of reducing waste is by recycling and reusing. For instance, instead of throwing away mason and jam jars, you can reuse them as decorative art pieces by adding colorful grains in them.
Mason jars are also a great staple for conserving lentils and other grainy ingredients you need in your kitchen. They are a must-have for every homemaker.
2. Cook Special on the Weekends
Cooking is one of the most time and energy consuming activities for a mother. Setting the table every day is not a big hassle. However, the daily production of special desserts can be tiring. So if you think you want to treat your family, set special dishes for the weekend. This way, you still have the next day to relax without getting back to your hectic routine. During the week try an Instant Pot Recipe.
3. Make a Timetable
To make sure you’ve completed your daily tasks, it is important to make a timetable. Instead of spending too much time on one chore and leaving out the rest, it is always advised to distribute time and manage all your tasks.
List down your daily activities and evaluate how much time to be spent on each activity. For instance, laundry on Wednesdays takes 3 hours, roasting the chicken for Fridays takes 2 hours, and so on. Evaluate the number of tasks for a week and the time that will be spent. Monitor yourself, and you have a well-managed and enjoyable timetable.
4. Complete Your Sleeping Routine
Make sure your sleeping schedule is in routine. An adult needs an average of 8 hours of sleep. To make sure you take good care of your family, it is important that your mind is on the right track. Sleeping properly is key to maintaining your mind and body’s peace. Create a cozy bedroom, maintain a consistent sleep schedule and try to sleep a few hours after your children go to sleep instead of spending the whole night up, completing household chores.
5. Involve Everyone at Home
If your husband offers help in cleaning on the weekends, let him! Wives tend to do everything on their own and end up getting exhausted. Let him be involved. It’s better to involve the children too. You can even give incentives to the children, so they feel they’re actually playing games instead of working.
You can divide little chores such as folding clean washed laundry, setting plates on the dinner table, placing dishes in the dishwasher, etc. among your children and husband. Following a robotic schedule may end up being more exhausting than having a messy one. Therefore, involve more people and recreate between the activities.