Saving time as a mother can be extremely hard to do. Of course, it’s not that we’re looking to spend time away from our children, lessening our responsibility of care so we can spend more hours in front of Netflix. Instead it’s that saving time as a mother can help us often lessen the drudgery of the menial tasks, helping us enjoy the most contact time with our children, because they do often grow up so quick.
However, there is one problem that can often stop us from enjoying a general approach as far as this is concerned, and that is often related to the fact that mothers feel they need to work the hardest in order to be the best mother possible. With the challenges we face, it’s not hard to see how that perception can grow. But sometimes, that’s not always the case. While motherhood is perhaps one of the most unique roles you will ever occupy in life (and the most fulfilling,) it also subscribes to the benefits of you working smarter and not harder.
With the following advice, saving time as a mother could be much more possible.
Negotiating Working Hours
It can be extremely difficult to figure out how to progress with a child and a job at the same time, yet mothers all around the world do it valiantly, and admirably. Admirably is too small a word. However, even mothers without employment have one of the toughest jobs on the planet, and all must be respected. If you are a mother with a job, your time can be cut short even more, even if only working part-time hours. It might be that negotiating working hours could be one of the most important things you do.
Not all mothers have the luxury of stopping this work, but sometimes finding a night job while your spouse returns from working during the day can help care of the child pass over for a few hours. Working in stints and then having free weeks might work better if you can find a job that allows this. Alternatively, cutting from full to part time hours can be a luxury that you might truly need. Think of the changes you could make to best suit you, and don’t be afraid to ask for them.
Scheduling your responsibilities on a given day could be a great idea. Instead of making a few tips in the vehicle each and every week for example, you might decide to bring your child with you and get all your errand-running done in one day, or perhaps visit your relatives on the same day you go shopping, or a range of other bundled activities that can leave full days free with you and your child, giving you that little bit of extra time to decompress and see to your other daily duties. A strongly scheduled day can be a godsend for the extremely busy mother.
Add convenience to your life isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Instead, it should be welcomed with both arms. For example, if you can, you might decide to use a meal delivery service with the raw ingredients you need to cook pre portioned ingredients, eliminating food waste and washing up time. You might ask your eldest son to take care of some of the menial daily tasks such as cleaning the table post-dinner. If in need of medication, it can be wonderful to know that the electronic prescription service saves you time compared to heading to the pharmacy and waiting for your order.
It’s often the small time-saving affairs like this that matter, because when added up they can contribute much more time better spent in other directions each and every day. Not only that, but removing some of the drudgery of your daily schedule can often help you feel more refreshed, and focus on things like getting your sleep back on track (if this is possible at all.)
The Time That Matters
Of course, no matter how much time you save, it’s worth nothing if you simply waste it. Use this time well, such as interacting with your child, learning about them, helping them head to the social groups they might need, or in general just being the wonderful and attentive mother you know you are. Finally, use this time to give yourself some credit. Mother’s rarely do, despite being the people perhaps most worthy of praise. This can help confirm to yourself that you’re doing something right.
With these tips, you’re sure to save time well as a mother.