People tell me all the time how I am “supermom” and I have it all together. Well, that is so not true!!! I struggle just like everyone else, but I have found ways to push through the rough days to achieve my goals and enjoy my day!
Every Mom understands how mentally and physically exhausting being a parent is. It’s not like a normal job where you can fire your employees for not listening haha. Kids don’t listen on a daily basis and that drains you! I have no solution for how to make kids listen, BUT I so have a solution for not letting it ruin your day!!
Instead of letting that drain me, I have a talk with my kids about the good times they listened during that day and how proud I was of them for those times. We then agree to strive toward those good listening times again and when I notice one, I reward with lots of praise! I remind myself its just part of them being kids!! It doesn’t make me a bad parent, or them bad kids! It’s normal and it’s ok!!!
We also get lots of activity in and find new ways for them to have fun. Kids love new things!!! I alternate some of their toys and puzzles and craft items too so they feel like its “new” and they have more excitement to play with it!!!
When I have a rough day, my first instinct is to Netflix binge watch when the kids go to bed. That’s my work time so I have to choose, relax or work! And I’m not going to lie, lots of days I go for the Netflix haha. On a day that is looking rough, I start making my list of things that HAVE to get done that day. I also prioritize them by which is the most important and I stick that list by my computer. I don’t open facebook, pinterest, email, or any other distracting tabs that will keep me from my work. Once I cross one thing off my list, I go to another!
Cutting the distractions, having a list, and knowing I get to relax at the end help me stay focus! I also remember my goals and how hard I have worked! Right now my income alone is paying for our new house closing, plus appliances, moving expenses, and new things for the house. That is a good motivator right there!!!
Remember we are all humans and parenting is tough! Working from home is tough! Combine them together and you are an amazing and hardworking individual! Stick to your goals and remember to cut yourself some slack. Netflix, wine, and chocolate are needed by everyone sometimes.