This is a difficult post to write. I have been putting it off for some time because revisiting the chaos that once encompassed my life still causes my chest to tighten. I often cannot believe what my life used to entail. How did I ever manage to get through the days? At present I know that I could not handle that lifestyle anymore, but it is important to look back from time to time as a checkpoint to keep me focused. Through this post you will discover how to find happiness after chaos and it is my hope that as you explore Simplify Mom Life you will find the tools you need to do so.
When you are trying to simplify your life, it can be so easy to forget that self-care is important. It can be even easier to feel a bit lost or not know where to begin a self-care regiment. Today I would like to motivate and inspire you by sharing the 3 most important elements of self-care.
Are you looking for a way to increase your steps or exercise each day? Many jobs require long periods of sedentary. Working full-time and having a family leaves little time for regular visits to the gym. In addition, we are sedentary at home. In fact, Americans spend 50% of their waking lives sedentary. Jobs necessitating you to sit at a desk make it a serious challenge to find ways to exercise. Being that you spend so many hours on the job, it only makes sense to try to utilize some of that time to exercise at work.
It is a well documented that a sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to your health. Most health professionals advise increasing your physical activity for 30 minutes at least 4 days per week. But who has the time? Moreover, you are often too tired to exercise after work. So why not use your work hours to accomplish daily exercise?
It is a myth that those who work the most hours each day are the most productive. Another myth is that multi tasking is the most successful method for getting many tasks done. These two myths have been engrained into the minds of mothers for many years. The fact is that the key to successful time management for a mom allows for the completion of tasks as well as the ability to lead a simple lifestyle. Read along and I will show you the precious secret that will change your life!
One of the keys to making simple meals for your family is the cooking method used. More importantly, it can come down to the cooking vessel. Even more specifically, small kitchen appliances are very effective at keeping life simple. There are so many small kitchen appliances on the market that one could clutter their counters, cupboards, and closets. This is counter productive to simplifying life, unless you have unlimited kitchen space. (And you enjoy caring for many items!)