We all know that mum – she’s always on top of everything. She’s been at work all day, and still somehow finds the time to cook, clean, spend time with the kids, and still have her me-time at the end of the day. How does she do it, you ask? Well, we’re here to break down the 5 habits of the mums who seem to do it all and let you in on a few secrets of the super-mums.
1. Divide and conquer
We tend to get pre-occupied with the amount we have to do, rather than focusing on actual tasks. While it’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining rather than doing, the mums who do it all simply keep chipping away. If you feel overwhelmed, start with small tasks, like writing out a grocery list – and before you know it, the bigger tasks won’t seem like such a problem.
2. To-do lists
While to-do lists may seem outdated to some, they are actually a very effective way of keeping track of a busy schedule. Making a little list every morning can help to clear the cobwebs from your mind – and you get the added benefit of looking back at the end of the day and seeing how much you’ve achieved! If you prefer, use an app on your phone to make the tasks easier to manage while you’re on the go – just swipe them away when you’re done.
3. Multitask like a master
It’s very simple; if you can do two things at once, take advantage of it! With a new-born, it can sometimes feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and even sitting down for a meal can be difficult. That’s where the Babocush comes in handy - our baby comfort cushion ensures that your baby is safe, secure and content while you get a chance to complete the little tasks than can seem so challenging with a new-born baby in your arms. Our comfort cushion is manufactured to the highest standards, and has undergone rigorous safety testing and risk assessments, so you can relax knowing that your baby is safe and sound in their Babocush while you tackle the bathroom, the laundry or sit down to dinner with your family.
4. Cut down on distractions
Social media can be great, and every new mum is subject to the temptation of capturing everything her baby does to share with Facebook and Instagram. However, it’s important to make time that’s free from technology – a phoneless hour before bed can reduce stress, improve sleeping patterns and gives you a much needed extra hour in your day. Take this time out to relax, read a book or simply spend some quiet quality time with your baby.
5. Don’t sweat the small stuff
No-one is perfect, and it can be hard to remember this when we see the stream of ever-perfect celebrity mums. Don’t be too hard on yourself; you are only human, and it’s okay to leave hoovering the floor one night if you need the down time. Allow yourself a bit of ‘me-time’ too and reap the benefits of a little self-indulgence, whether that’s catching up with your favourite Netflix show, taking a bath or simply enjoying a nice dinner.