4 Keys to Managing Mom Overwhelm
Michelle Brown | Sep 16, 2023
How to Manage Mom Overwhelm
Being a mom is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles in life. You love your children more than anything, but you also have to juggle many other responsibilities and demands. Sometimes, you may feel like you are drowning in stress and exhaustion, and you don’t know how to cope.
If you are feeling overwhelmed as a mom, don’t worry, you are not alone. Many moms struggle with this issue, especially after having a baby or when they have multiple kids.
In fact, around 69% of moms feel overwhelmed at some point in their lives!
But there is hope! You can overcome mom overwhelm and regain control of your life with these 4 helpful strategies:
1. Make a task list
One of the best ways to manage mom overwhelm is to make a list of all the things you need to do each day. List 3 top priorities. I actually do this every night before I go to sleep so I can sleep with peace.
This will help you prioritize your tasks and see what is most important and urgent.
You can use a planner, a notebook, or an app to create your list.
Some examples of tasks you can include are:
- Household chores
- Grocery shopping
- Meal planning
- Paying bills
- Cleaning the house
- Taking care of your kids
- Fun activities
- Work Priorities
2. Organize the list
Once you have made your list, organize it into categories or subtasks. This will help you break down your tasks into smaller and more manageable pieces. You can also assign deadlines or time slots for each task, so you know when to start and finish them.
For example, if your task list is:
- Send out Email to Client List
- Fold Laundry
- Pick Up Birthday Present
3. Talk to people who can help you
You don’t have to do everything by yourself as a mom.
You can ask for help from others who can support you and share some of your responsibilities.
This could be your partner, your family members, your friends, or other moms in your community.
Some examples of people who can help you are:
- Your partner: They can help with childcare, meal preparation, household chores, or other tasks that are not essential for their work.
- Your family members: They can help with childcare, meal preparation, household chores, or other tasks that are not essential for their work.
- Your friends: They can help with childcare, meal preparation, household chores, or other tasks that are not essential for their work.
- I Help Moms Mom Overwhelm Coaches: Coach Patty focuses on grief and overwhelm, Coach Valerie focuses on mindful motherhood and Coach Jenn focuses on working moms, delegation and organization.
Another way to manage mom overwhelm is to delegate some of your tasks to others who are willing and able to help. T
Some examples of tasks that you can delegate are:
- Shopping: You can ask someone else to go shopping for groceries or other items for you.
- Cleaning: You can ask someone else to clean parts of the house that are not essential for their work.
- Laundry: You can ask someone else to do some laundry for you.
- Cooking: You can ask someone else to cook some meals for you.
- Driving: You can ask someone else to drive your kids around or take them somewhere.
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Accepting support and getting coaching can provide great tips and strategies for clarity and peace in motherhood!
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