Hey there, Super Moms!
Repeat after me: I am not a bad mom for chasing my dreams and crushing my goals.
Buckle up buttercup, we're diving into the wild world of being a healthy working mom with sass, style, and a whole lot of caffeine (or wine, depending on the hour). Let's tackle those burning questions with the grace and grit that only us multitasking mavens possess.
How can I find time to exercise with a busy schedule?
Prioritize physical activity by scheduling it into your day, even if it's just for 20-30 minutes.
Look for opportunities to incorporate activity into your routine such as:
taking the stairs instead of the elevator or
going for a walk during your lunch break
carrying your grocery basket around the store (#strongarms)
parking a little farther away from the store
pacing at your kiddos soccer game [my client gets her 10,000 steps this way!] instead of scrolling.
Consider home workouts or online exercise classes that you can do at any time that fits your schedule.
What are some healthy meal prep ideas for busy weekdays?
Plan your meals ahead of time and batch cook on weekends to save time during the week.
Whip up some one-pot wonders or throw together a salad that's so bomb, it'll make your coworkers green with envy.
Invest in kitchen appliances like a slow cooker, air-fryer or Instant Pot to make meal prep faster and more convenient.
How can I manage stress and prioritize self-care?
Take a deep breath, put on your favorite power anthem, and remind yourself that you're slaying this mom game like a queen.
Set boundaries and learn to say no to additional commitments when your plate is already full.
Drop the guilt, and remember that self-care isn't selfish—it's survival.
Treat yo' self, because you deserve it!Schedule regular "me time" to engage in activities that help you relax and recharge, such as reading, taking a bath, or practicing mindfulness. Even 1 minute of focus just on your breath can have an impact. Small changes, big results.
Seek support from friends, family, or a therapist if you're feeling overwhelmed.
How do I handle guilt about not spending enough time with my family?
Remember that quality matters more than quantity when it comes to spending time with your loved ones.
Be present and engaged when you are with your family, and make the most of the time you have together.
Find ways to involve your family in your healthy lifestyle, such as cooking healthy meals together or going for family walks or bike rides.
What are some strategies for getting enough sleep as a busy mom?
Establish a consistent bedtime routine to signal to your body that it's time to wind down and prepare for sleep.
Create a relaxing sleep environment by keeping your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
Limit screen time before bed, as the blue light emitted by electronic devices can interfere with sleep.
How can I stay organized and manage my time effectively?
Who run the world? Moms! But even Wonder Woman needs a game plan.
Get organized, use tools like calendars, to-do lists, and smartphone apps to keep track of appointments, deadlines, and tasks.
Remember, you're a superhero, not a one-woman show. Delegate tasks whenever possible and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Prioritize your tasks and focus on completing the most important ones first.
Life may be chaotic, but you? You're a force to be reckoned with. Keep slaying, keep shining, and never forget that you're one badass mama! 💪👑