Getting Back To Work For A New Mum
- 11 Months ago
For a new mother, getting back to work is a big task. Getting back to work and managing deadlines at work with less stress is very important. One should develop good managing skills for all these activities.
Here are some time saving strategies for new mums to start their work again:
1. Get organized: It's amazing how many people spin their wheels each day looking for lost keys, phone numbers, the red shirt or a specific pair of shoes. Spend a weekend getting yourself organized. Keep a list at a place where you move around frequently, each time you empty something, add it to the list.
2. Write things down: Always, keep a small notepad handy. When you think of something you need to do, jot down a reminder. This will save you endless minutes recalling just what you were supposed to do.
3. Get an engagement calendar: Get a calendar to write down all your engagements, addresses and phone numbers. By keeping all the information in one place, you won't have to dig for it later.
4. Designate days: Choose a day or a night to do your grocery shopping and errand running each week. Choose a day to clean your home. Stick to your schedule and forget about these responsibilities during the rest of the week.
5. Do things in bulk: When possible, buy groceries and drugstore items in bulk to save a trip to the store. When you prepare one casserole, make one or two extras and freeze them.
6. Seek help from your partner: Take help from your partner to prepare breakfast for you, putting clothes into the washing machine, washing vessels or even cleaning the room. An extra set of hands goes a long way.
7. Finish what you have started - one at a time: When you start a project, see it through to the end. Leaving many unfinished projects causes anxiety about finishing each, and soon you'll be spinning your wheels.
8. Review your priorities: While certain joy can be found in relaxing over a television show, don't overload. If you are watching three or four hours of television a day, that is time probably better spent doing something else.
9. Make a file system: Buy a cardboard file box and folders. Make folders for bills, insurance, letters, bank statements and anything else you may need at hand.
10. Have a reading pile: Keep everything you want to read, including mail and magazines, by your bed and read 10 minutes a night to unwind.
These tips can help you stay organized and save a good amount of time.