With summer vacation coming, it’s likely many of us will be home with kids this summer.
And if you’re a working mom, you’re likely to be juggling not only your own schedule, but summer camps, sitters, playdates and a hundred other things to keep your kids occupied over the next twelve weeks.
And that’s all likely to take a toll on your health. Unless you’re prepared ahead of time. What are some easy ways to keep yourself sane and healthy? Read on!
Stop Multitasking. I know that this seems like simple logic, and I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true. When you multitask, you’re actually less productive. Take each day one task at a time.
And if you feel the need to make a “to-do list,” jot down just three things that you absolutely MUST get done each day; when those are complete, you can add tasks one at time to the list.
Need to remember or plan for multi-step projects? Invest in a separate calendar or notebook/journal that you can table all of the items that take a little planning; you can break those tasks down and use each step as a task in your daily routine.
Go Nuts: Eating nuts is great for your body and your health. They’re full of nutrients and fiber … keep a stash in your bag, the car, wherever you might need a quick pick-me-up. You’ll find that the quick boost you get will far outweigh any fast-food junk snack love you can find.
Eat Your Celery: No, really. I mean it. I know it’s pretty tasteless, but it’s filled with lutein which boosts your brain power. Dip it in hummus, ranch, or peanut butter and enjoy … or shmear it with yummy Laughing Cow cheeses.
Hide Out in the Bathroom: Think I’m kidding? I’m not. Run in there, turn off the lights, and sit in the quiet for just a few minutes. You’d be amazed at what it will do for your sanity!
photo credit: tim ellis