I loved this because day after day, I have a to do list that keeps growing. Sometimes things get checked off, but most of the time, they find themselves on the next day's list... until the due dates quickly approach. By then, I have so much to do I can literally feel myself about to combust!
You see, wellness isn't just about the food we eat and the exercise we do (or don't do... lol!). It's also about managing stress and the tasks of the day efficiently so our body is able to enjoy the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. For example, if I wash my car, get an oil change and load the kids in the car but forget to change the flat tire, I've prepared but I'm still not going anywhere! Likewise, if I take a shower (a rare privilege for stay-at-home moms) and have things that need to get done but don't manage my time efficiently... I'm still not getting things done!
One tip she gave is something that all moms can use and with time, implement to ensure we have time to do what needs to get done. It's called Quiet Time. After the morning routine (wake up, breakfast, clean up, etc.), April has quiet time with her kids. This means, everyone goes to their own space/rooms for about 60-90 minutes for quiet play. The kids can nap, read, play quietly, etc., but this is also the prime time for April to get those tasks on her list done! Lunch time and errands come in the early afternoon, then she has an afternoon quiet time right before dinner as well!
Looking at my schedule for the day, Sweet Pea and Layla-Bug usually nap around the same time in the afternoons... I can use that time for a power nap and Quiet Time #1. Now, the trick is how to implement Morning Quiet Time-- or if I even want to have two of them a day!
There is no cookie cutter way to go about being well! When it comes to managing our time and tasks for the day, we have to find the systems that work for our own families and homes! For more information, tips and to download a free eBook from April, visit Power of Moms.