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Like a Momfluencer: tips for balancing personal, professional, and family time.

From all the inspiration that those social media personalities give us, let's take a look at their best tips on balancing your life so that you can also feel like a real-life momfluencer.

At this point, social media has it all. From all kinds of content for kids to the older ones, you can find inspiration on pretty much anything you can think of and this time we will talk about motherhood.

Being a mother is not an easy task, but with the benefit of social media, there are a lot of tips and tricks on the matter that come from actual mothers who share their experiences online. What we know today as momfluencers are way more than just an idealized version of motherhood and a great source of inspiration, they can provide useful advice on how to balance all aspects of your life without dying trying. So here are some of the best tips from a momfluencer on time management and living your best life:

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Establish your priorities


Everything changes when you have a child. Time becomes one of your worst enemies, you have to add many more tasks to your to-do lists, your expenses increase significantly and your attention is divided into more people now; so take your time to analyze your priorities and get organized around them.

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Either you write them down, make a Pinterest board, or just deeply reflect on it; take the time to really establish what's really important to you and keep it in mind every time you find yourself stressing about things. That will help you ease a little bit of the overwhelm and enjoy the overall things. 

From mind to physical, plan it out


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Do not keep things in your mind because as much as you may have a great memory, the act of constantly thinking about your to-dos will put a lot of pressure on your shoulders and your mind will not be fully present at the moment. So take advantage of your notes app!

We always have our phones on hand so using it as a planning tool will make everything so accessible for you. Just open your notes or any app you like for planning (preferably that syncs with all your other devices), and start typing everything that's on your mind. 

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Create to-do lists, braindumps, reminders, and even cheat guides where you keep passwords, usernames, birthdays, appointments, outfit ideas, random thoughts, due dates… whatever is in your mind that you need to remember at some point, type it down.

Keep it simply efficient


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Watching aesthetically pleasing mom content on social media can build a certain pressure on having everything trendy, beautiful, and well organized but we know that in reality, it isn't always that way, it is mostly a matter of trial and error.

See what works for you and adjust it to your liking. If you love all those beautiful organization videos with aesthetic pantries and everything on cute containers, then try using them, and if that is a manageable system for you, then keep it going. If you prefer just scribbling your thoughts on paper instead of having high-maintenance planners, it is also completely fine. 

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Everything is up to you and there are endless options out there to try.

Do not multitask


You see these moms being here and there, working, being with their families, running errands, socializing… and if there is something that you can hear from each one of them is that you need to live and enjoy the present moment.

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Again, depending on your priorities, try to direct all your attention to one single activity at a time. If it is time for work, then focus as much as you can on getting things done and you’ll definitely be more productive that way. If it is family time, then make sure you spend quality time with them and you’ll see how it is absolutely rewarding.

Multitasking can save you quite some time but it also stresses you out, which leads you to not fully enjoy whatever you are doing. So plan ahead of time, get organized, and try to avoid multitasking as much as possible. 

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Bonus tips on planning ahead


We are pretty sure you have seen their thousand tactics on time-saving and efficiency but, just to be quick, here are some of their best ones: 

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  • Buy in bulk and meal prep if you don’t like grocery shopping or never find time to do it.

  • Pay your bills at least 3 days in advance or domicile the payment so you don’t fight with interests

  • Outfit-plan for the whole week 

  • Have a GYST day that will take unnecessary pressures off the rest of the week.

  • Don’t forget about yourself

     

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    Take solid time doing something you love and that works as a stress reliever. Either you take five minutes every day for a little bit of self-care (take a hot shower, dance or sing your favorite song, read or listen to an audiobook, prepare yourself a cup of coffee or tea…), or you set a day of the week to do something bigger like a nail/hair/spa appointment, walk or drive around, watch a movie, go somewhere exciting… make sure you also pay attention to yourself.

    Find joy in those little moments and don’t be afraid to outsource some tasks when life gets too hectic. At the end of the day, being a mom does not necessarily mean you need to develop supernatural abilities to carry everything forward so listen to yourself and act accordingly, you’ll see how that will allow you to enjoy things way more. 

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