For the Mom Who Feels Overwhelmed
Overwhelmed to Simplifying Things
From Overwhelmed Mom to A Simplified Life
Take steps to simplify your life.
Let’s begin by giving definition to what I mean by simplify.
“To simplify means to take something that is complex and make it clear.” —Lara Casey.
Next, take one step by writing down everything that you are responsible for. Yes, I mean everything. All that stuff is in your head and it’s your life. By writing it all down you get to visually see the chaos that you’re feeling!! Get it all down on paper. Don’t miss one single thing.
Bonus Tip: Create categories to group like things together. For example, time frames (week, month, etc.), kids schedules, house stuff, work stuff.
Figure out what your goals are personally and as a family.
• Why do you do something?
• When do you do something and for how long?
• Is this something you love or that your family loves?
• Does it help you to be better or get your family to where they want to be in the future?
Setting good goals takes work and you can do this by just writing things down. Those individuals who write down goals are more likely to actually achieve them.
Setting good goals is a process and you don’t need anything fancy to get started—just a pen and paper. In fact the creator of the intentional goal planner that I use, Lara Casey, teaches you how to set goals for absolutely free. Yep! I said FREE!
One of my favorite quotes by Lara is “There’s no magic in January 1.” The reason she says this is because setting growing an intentional life begins when you start. And today sweet mom is a great day to start.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I know myself well enough to know that I would spend too much time figuring out how to set up how I was going to track my goals that little time would be left for me to actually focus intentionally on my goals.
Sweet mom, that is one reason why I use Lara’s PowerSheets — The Intentional Goal Planner. It takes much of the guesswork out of where you start, what questions to ask yourself, and how to keep track of everything. I can invest more time on my goals, not the process of creating a system for my goals.
Here’s what others are saying about Powersheets too!
Stop doing what is good.
Does your list have some items on it that are good, but not what is best?
Remember my story about the truck accelerating? I could have kept using my brake hoping that the truck would stop accelerating. Using the brake was good, but it didn’t help me solve the problem. I ended up having to turn off the truck and safely drive us to the side of the road.
The problem ended up being that the floor mat had gotten stuck on the accelerator. If I hadn’t stopped doing what was good, I wouldn’t have known what was causing the real problem.
You can say yes to lots of things, but when it doesn’t align with what you value—you are willingly saying yes to overwhelm.
Start saying yes, to what is best.
Look again at your goals from #2 and at all those things you wrote down from #1.
Choose what things you will do that:
• Energize you and your family.
• Help you to live from what you value.
Some things that you have on your plate right now you may not be able to give up—and that’s okay.
Make an appointment with yourself to go over your goals again when you would have the opportunity to reevaluate your involvement.
From Overwhelmed Mom to Clear and Confident Mom
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On top of that, you don’t just get a quality planner with thick paper and simple beautiful design—you get inspirational tips and free resources from Simplified to help you simplify your life as a mom.So, you don’t just pay for a planner, that’s a bonus! You actually get a whole lot more than that!