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How to Eliminate Overwhelm and Stress


Are you getting buried under your massive to-do list and feeling overwhelmed and stressed out?

Do you feel like your life is running you vs. YOU running your life?

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Life of a busy parent is filled with daily chaos and we all get overwhelmed time to time.


We live in a fast paced world and we are always on the go.  We are the driver, the cook, the teacher/mentor, the housekeeper, master of running errands not to mention amazing at multi-tasking.


Let’s face it we are in constant state of overwhelm and stress!

We are working harder and longer than ever, taking less time for ourselves in the process.  No wonder we are overwhelmed and stressed out.


Here are some tips that will help you kick Overwhelm and Stress in the booo-tey!


#1.  Do a data dump!

Most stress is initiated in our minds.  Inner chaos creates outer chaos.

Do a data dump to get them out of your head and create more mental white space.


Take 10 minutes and write down every single thing on your mind on paper.

All the projects, tasks, errands …. ALL the things you need to get done.

The key here is to get them out of your head and down on paper.


#2.  Prioritize to Eliminate Overwhelm and Stress!  

Overwhelm happens when you have unrealistic expectations and take on too much.

Listen!  We all get 24 hours in a day – no one is immune to time.  It’s up to you to decide how you want to spend that time.

Take a look at the list you have created and start by categorizing your tasks and give them a deadline.  Is it due today? This week? This month? This year?  You get the idea….


Ask yourself: “What is the MOST important task on my list that MUST be completed today?  and “How do I want to feel?”

Do you want to feel productive?… accomplished?….relaxed?


Let that lead you to decide if this is just another “busy task” or something that will actually help you get the results you want and aid in eliminating stress.

There is nothing worst then spending all day on “busy tasks” only to take a peek at your to-do list and notice all the critical tasks are staring right back at you.


Nothing is worth stressing over!

Stress makes you less effective and is a poison to your productivity.  When you are not productive you run out of time and stress and overwhelm sets in.


#3. Ditch – or – Delegate?

Take your list and look for anything that is dragging you down.  Things that are making you feel blah!  Things that SUCK!


Now, take your pen and cross them out! Yep!  You read it right….cross them out!


Ask yourself:  Is this a priority?  If so, who can you delegate it to?


For example:  Let’s say you hate grocery shopping.  (I know hate is such a strong word…but hey! some people really do hate grocery shopping)

No problem!  Order online and have it get delivered instead.  Most grocery stores will do free delivery to your home on the day and time you choose at no extra cost if you purchase a certain amount or buy something off their promo list.


Google Shopping Express offers same day delivery from all kinds of stores like Whole Foods, Target, Walgreens, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, REI, Costco, Nob Hill and they are adding more and more stores to their list.

Get this!  You get FREE delivery for the first 6 months.  Cool or cool?


Obviously this is just one example.  The idea here is to get creative and start leveraging people and services around you to delegate more and only focus on tasks that are critical.


#4.  Stay Present!

Present moment is where all your power and control lays.


Next time you are overwhelmed and stressed notice “What is overwhelming you?  What is stressing you out?”


Is it over something that may or may not happen?  (Which means you are thinking of the future and not being in the present moment)

Is it over something you know you were supposed to do but didn’t? – Making that call, sending that email, finishing that project that’s overdue..etc.


Take ACTION!  Be in the moment and only focus on task at hand.

One day at a time… step at a time.  Be in the moment!


Remember this!



Follow these simple steps and start taking control over your mind and your time.  It’s time to kick overwhelm and stress to the curb!


Now, I would love to hear from you.  How do you manage your overwhelm and stress?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments.

How to Create a Support System



How to Create a Support System

Every now and then I am reminded how important it is to have a support system in place when raising young kids.

Sometimes this support system is in the form of family like grandparents, brothers or sisters.  Sometimes it’s in the form of a nanny or a daycare…but what do we do when we don’t have access to family maybe because grandparents have passed away.  Perhaps brothers or sisters live far away or your child is not enrolled in daycare.


Who do we rely on other than our spouses when an emergency strikes?


This week I am inspired to blog about how to create a support system when there is none.


Last week I had my third surgery on my ankle to get some serious hardware removed, along with cleaning bone spur and scar tissues.  As a result, mama is on crutches for the next 2 weeks.

That means zero weight on foot, ankle elevated above heart, no walking, no driving – just resting.

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I am quickly reminded of all the things that still needs to be done, because the world doesn’t stop just because I am on crutches.

6:00 am breakfast still needs to be served, lunches still needs to be packed, Alex still needs to be dropped off and picked up from school, homework still needs to be done, Karate and Soccer practices are still in session, Amanda still needs to be taken care of full-time at home, dinners still need to be cooked, laundry still needs to be done – you get the point.


What sucks about this situation?


When you don’t have a support system in place to pitch in with the everyday chaos – everything falls on to your spouse’s shoulders.


Perhaps normally it wouldn’t be a big deal…but what if your spouse’s job doesn’t offer flexibility to be home with your little one full time, or take off at 2 pm to get your son from school or requires late dinner meetings and it happens to fall on the week you need help the most help.


Then what??? Who do you turn to?


Sometimes when we don’t have the luxury of family around, we are required to create a support system through using paid services that’s around us.


Today I am inspired to share with you some of the services you can tap into if you are in a bind and need some help.


1)  Grocery Shopping

Order online!!!  I cannot begin to tell you how may times this service has helped me. Now a days most grocery stores offer online delivery services you can take advantage of.  So simple!

Place your order online, pick your delivery date and time and you are DONE!


2)  Lunch services

Check to see if your school offers hot lunch services.  This is such a blessing to have.  Most services like Choice Lunch you can order online the day before.

Select your lunch of choice, it comes with a drink, main meal, fruit, veggies and a small snack.  What a sanity saver in the mornings to know your child’s lunch is covered and he/she will have a healthy meal offered without you or your spouse running around crazy in the morning on the weeks you need help.

So now, the focus can be on preparing breakfast and enjoying it with your family.

This service also comes in so handy when you are traveling for business and mornings are crazier than usual for the spouse holding down the fort.


3)  Daycare Services

Look for hourly drop off services near you.  There are places like Kids Park throughout U.S. that are fully licensed that allows you to drop your kids off without scheduling ahead of time.

They have qualified teachers on board who hold teaching sessions, offer reading time, free play time, homework room, movie room and plenty of other activities to keep the kids happy and involved.  They offer snacks, lunch or dinner.  Most of them stay open as late as 9 pm.  This service also comes in handy if you want to go on a date night with your spouse 😉

Great alternative for daycare services if your child is not actively enrolled in school or daycare.


4)  Dinner

There is always the option to eat frozen dinner – but let’s face it, I doubt a toddler or a four year old will be excited about frozen store bought dinner plate.

Consider services like Door Dash which allows you to order from your favorite restaurant and they deliver it straight to your home.  Dinner is served!


Sometimes we need to look at support differently.  Get creative and take advantage of the paid services that are available to us.

Sure it’s not the same as having family or a neighbor you trust to take care of business…but sometimes those options are not available to us.


So go ahead, get creative and create your own support system today!

See what services are available near you that you can take advantage of.

In fact, try them out now and test them out ahead of time.  So when you are in a bind – you’ve already had previous experience with them and know exactly what you are in for.


Hope this helped!


Now I’d love to hear from you.  How have you created a support system when you didn’t have one?  What services do you leverage when you are in a bind?


Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments below.


Thank you in advance for reading, commenting and sharing.  You help my mission to create “Sisterhood for Mommies” come to life!


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How to Overcome Fear

How to Overcome Fear


I was up in LA on a 5 day business trip recently and had an opportunity to hang out with some of the most influential leaders in the world like Designer from Gucci and Prada Coxy Chiara Rodoni, Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author Robert Kiyosaki, Business Mogul Bill Walsh and so much more.


They each shared a wisdom and insight that is invaluable not just for entrepreneurs but frankly relevant to us “Moms” too!  It has inspired me to share with you.


The topic of “Fear” came up quite a bit.


Fear of failing…

Fear of not being good enough…

Fear of not succeeding…

Fear of being criticized….


I found this to be so relevant for us Moms as at times we struggle with


Fear of not being a good Mom….

Fear of not having enough time…

Fear of losing our identity….

Fear of self-doubt and self-confidence…


This conversation took me back to early days when I decided to leave my corporate career of 18 years to do what I do now.  Serving Moms.


Fear of self-doubt and judgement were at its highest…you know that whole conversation in your head about “what if I don’t succeed??”


Often times, I wonder what my life would look like today if I allowed my fear or self-doubt hold me back from going after my dreams.


What I do know for sure is that when it comes to fear the only way to deal with fear is to “Just Do it!”


Easiest way to control fear is to jump right in.  Don’t let your mind chatter give you 20 reasons why not to do something.  Instead ask yourself “why not me?  Why not now?


You will never know the answer to your doubt and fear if you don’t push through it and get to the other side.


If you have a fear of failing…Fail Fast! …and move on.


The truth is, we learn best from our mistakes.  We need to celebrate our failure and recognize each time we fail we are that much closer to success.


So dive right in and don’t worry about it being perfect.  Get through it, learn from it and move on.


Whatever is holding you back “Just Dive In” and watch fear disappear.


I hope this inspires you in some way.


Now I’d love to hear from you.  How is fear showing up in your life?  How is it holding you back?  What is your go to method to kick Fears Boo-tey?


Remember, thousands of Mom’s come here each week looking for that golden nugget, inspiration and encouragement to make their Motherhood journey a bit smoother.  Your insight could be exactly what they need to hear right now that will make a difference.


Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments below.


Thank you in advance for reading, commenting and sharing.  You help my mission to create “Sisterhood for Mommies” come to life!


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Find Your Daily Happiness










What does “daily happiness” mean to you? 

Here is how you can find YOUR daily happiness!


Motherhood is truly a gift!

A gift that brings abundance of joy as we guide our precious kids through life while we build a life we call our own.


It’s not an easy job.  In fact, it’s one of the toughest job we will ever have.


When it comes to dealing with day to day chaos it can be so hard to remember to live in the moment and find daily happiness.


We simply get caught up in the web of chaos and drop in to survival mode.


Every phase of Motherhood comes with its own unique challenges and obstacles.  As our day to day demanding responsibilities grow, managing time becomes more and more challenging.


Let’s face it!  From day one, we get thrown in to it with no manual and no training.


It feels like overnight we are expected to develop habits that allows us to be experts in time management so we can be super moms managing the household, cooking, cleaning, managing our career, be the vixen in our relationship, make time for our health and fitness while somehow still have time left for our hobbies and desires.


As our kids get older our responsibilities as parents grow.  We require more time to help with homework, drive around town from one practice to another, find creative ways to prepare healthy meals that are quick, easy and nourishes their fast growing bodies and the list goes on and on.


We don’t scale back – we just do more.  As we continue to have more responsibilities we can start to compromise more and more.


Don’t get me wrong….  Life in general along with parenting is all about compromises.  It’s a necessity!


However, it’s critical that we maintain a healthy balance of compromise in all – the – right areas of our lives;  so that we are not compromising our own health and happiness.


Day after day as time becomes short in supply, it feels like one day we wake up to find that we lost ourselves in the process.

We realize we gave up our hobbies.  We neglected our health and fitness as we continue to hang on to the baby weight that makes us feel unsexy, and we simply lost energy to do anything.


My point is…we experience a lot of change all-at-once in a short period of time.


It’s critical that we understand the importance of nourishing ourselves as we nourish our families. Often times we forget to work on finding daily happiness.


We must make conscious effort finding daily happiness in everything we do so that we can find joy in it all – even doing the day to day chores!


When it comes to finding daily happiness, healthy balanced pleasure nurtures our growth.  This flow of desire is our creative energy, our passion for living.

If we deny or suppress our desires, we can become anxious, distant, depressed, emotionally uninvolved.


Here is a quick exercise that will help you find your daily happiness!


1.  List ways you might be denying or judging the natural flow of pleasure in your life and why?

Maybe Mother’s guilt is preventing you to take some time for yourself…

Maybe lack of time is preventing you to enjoy a hobby that brings you joy…

Maybe lack of money is holding you back in investing in yourself…

Maybe pregnancy weight is discouraging you to treat yourself to a new outfit…


On the other hand overindulgence in pleasure, whether it be sensory, food, drink etc., as a means of numbing or masking pain and fear, also leads to imbalance.


2.  Think of something you think you might be overindulging in, such as over eating or drinking or watching too much TV?

List 3 situations that can trigger you to have that behavior. Then, list a response to each of these to bring you back to balance.


3.  Now think about what calm happiness feels like in your body.

Do you laugh and smile more?

Are your muscles relaxed and your shoulders are down?

Do you feel relaxed?

How does your breathing sound?


Compare that to how the body feels when it’s is sad, anxious, stressed or worried. 

Write down your responses, note down your breathing pattern, ease and muscle tension.


4.  Now think of your day to day routine, ask yourself what can you change today to bring more happiness, joy and fun into your day to day tasks and responsibilities?

How can you make each experience an enjoyable one?  Even for something mundane like doing the dishes.

For me personally, I love to light up a candle while doing the dishes.  Smelling that beautiful candle in my kitchen brings me joy and make my dish washing experience a bit more enjoyable 😉


Find a way to do something every day that brings you JOY!  If you need help coming up some ideas, check out my previous blog on “80 Ways to Enjoy Mommy Me-Time”


Practice saying yes! to your happiness and desires!  Make a conscious decision to bring joy in your life with everything you do!


Hope this helped!


Now I’d love to hear from you.  How do you tap in to your daily happiness?  What do you do differently to make your day to day tasks more pleasurable?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments.


Remember, thousands of Mom’s come here each week looking for that golden nugget, inspiration and encouragement to make their Motherhood journey a bit smoother.  Your insight could be exactly what they need to hear right now that will make a difference.


Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments below.


Thank you in advance for reading, commenting and sharing.  You help my mission to create “Sisterhood for Mommies” come to life!


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80 Ways to Enjoy “Mommy Me Time”

Need ideas for Mommy Me Time?  How about 80 Ways to Enjoy “Mommy Me-Time”


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I am a HUGE advocate of Mommy Me Time.


I believe in my core Mommy Me Time is not only a necessity but an absolute MUST and should be part of your daily routine.


Every Mom is a super hero!


YOU were hand-picked by higher power to be your child’s Mom (a.k.a. Guardian Angel).  You are exactly who he/she needs to guide them through life.


With this big role comes a big responsibility to take care of yourself so in return you can be the super star you were meant to be in your most important role as a Mom.


One thing I know for sure is that everything points to Self-care!  Without self-care it’s impossible to be healthy – mentally, physically and emotionally.


If you are not healthy mentally, emotionally and physically everyone around you will suffer.


Without proper mental health, we lack patience.  For parents patience is a mandatory requirement.

Think about the last time you lost your patience and snapped at your kids.  The chances are you were exhausted, tired, burned out and most likely skipped a meal or two.  All of which effects your ability to manage stress, your mood and your interaction with those around you.


Commit to giving yourself 15-30 min a day towards doing something just for YOU!


To help you kick things off here is a list of 80 things you can do for yourself for your Mommy Me Time!


I invite you to take this list and add things that bring YOU joy.

Call it your “JOY List”.

Make it part of your routine to carve out “Mommy Me Time” and do something that brings you joy.


This will work best when you actually block off time on your calendar and really commit to it.


Your Mind, Body and Soul will love you for it.


Have fun with this and enjoy your Mommy Me Time!


  1. Paint your nails
  2. Read your favorite magazine
  3. Go for a walk
  4. Sip fresh cup of coffee / tea on your porch
  5. Get a message
  6. Get a new haircut
  7. Take a Champaign bubble bath at your home
  8. Have lunch with a girlfriend
  9. Call your BFF.  (BFF is too far away?  – Schedule a time to chat on Skype over coffee) So fun!
  10. Go to the movies (No babysitters?  No problem.  Buy your popcorn from the movie theaters and rent a movie at home! 😉
  11. Have a tickle war with your kids
  12. Treat yourself to your favorite pastry
  13. Listen to your favorite CD
  14. Get a foot message
  15. Treat yourself to a new accessory
  16. Buy a new lipstick
  17. Read a book
  18. Purchase a new candle
  19. Go for a run
  20. Exercise
  21. Schedule girl time
  22. Eat lunch at the park
  23. Take a coffee break
  24. Go dancing
  25. Take a painting class
  26. Sign up for ballroom dance lessons
  27. Spend time with nature
  28. Go for a hike
  29. Enjoy a glass of wine
  30. Go to a concert
  31. Treat yourself to a luxurious body lotion that unwinds you
  32. Download a ringtone that makes you happy
  33. Sing-out-loud
  34. Meditate
  35. Get a facial
  36. Go to your favorite restaurant
  37. Watch your favorite TV show
  38. Get a mani-pedi
  39. Treat yourself to frozen yogurt
  40. Give yourself a home facial
  41. Purchase a Sexy lingerie (yeah baby!)
  42. Enjoy chocolate – Guilt free!
  43. Wear something that makes you feel like a million bucks!
  44. Burn your favorite scented candle – Even when you are just doing the dishes 😉
  45. Turn every shower into your sanctuary by putting on relaxing music, burning candles and using few drops of your favorite aroma therapy oil like lavender
  46. Go on a date night with your spouse
  47. Buy flowers and place them all around your home, kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom
  48. Make gourmet coffee at home
  49. Sign up for a cooking class
  50. Enjoy an impromptu dance party in your living room
  51. Laugh every day!
  52. Treat yourself to Champaign brunch for fun
  53. Start your own garden to grow flowers, veggies and herbs (you’ll have endless supply of flowers to place around your home, not to mention save money on your grocery bill)
  54. Go to the beach
  55. Read a fashion magazine
  56. Go to lunch with your honey
  57. Work on a puzzle
  58. Do Yoga
  59. Take a family field trip
  60. Go to a fancy restaurant and just order desert!
  61. Go window shopping
  62. Take a nap
  63. Go for a swim
  64. Get crafty – browse through Pinterest and look for craft projects that inspire you
  65. Take a bike ride
  66. Try a new recipe
  67. Play miniature golf
  68. Listen to an audio book
  69. Go to a bookstore
  70. Write
  71. Color
  72. Paint
  73. Bake
  74. Pamper yourself
  75. Visit a day spa
  76. Go ice skating
  77. Start on scrapbooking
  78. Connect with other Moms in Mom Groups
  79. Write in a gratitude journal
  80. Buy a cook book


Now I’d love to hear from you.  What brings you joy?  What do you do for your Mommy Me Time?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments.


Remember, thousands of Mom’s come here each week looking for that golden nugget, inspiration and encouragement to make their Motherhood journey a bit smoother.  Your insight could be exactly what they need to hear right now that will make a difference.


Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments below.
Thank you in advance for reading, commenting and sharing.  You help my mission to create “Sisterhood for Mommies” come to life!


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Meal Planning Made Simple!

For a busy Mom Meal Planning is a MUST!

Meal Planning will save you time, money not to mention your sanity!

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Here is a Step-by-Step Plan to help you jump start your Meal Planning journey while taking the stress out of healthy cooking and putting joy back in the kitchen.


#1.  Meal Planning requires a System!

In order to start meal planning, you must first have a system in place.  Your meal planning system should be custom to what works for you and your family’s needs.

Don’t let this process overwhelm or stress you!

It might seem like a lot of work in the beginning but once you get your Meal Planning System in place you will be able to rinse and repeat it.  You will develop your own rhythm and meal planning will soon become a breeze!

Your system should include a weekly meal planner, shopping list and recipes.

Start by setting aside some time to plan.


#2.  Create a Binder for your Recipes

Consider keeping a meal journal. (Especially when you are trying out new recipes)


Document the following…

  • How long did it take you to prepare the meal?
  • Was it kid friendly?
  • Was it fast and easy?


This step will help you identify which recipes to plug into our weekly meal planning each day of the week and which recipes to stay away from based on your schedule for the day / week.


#3.  Maintain a “Master Shopping List” to use for your weekly Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

Instead of making a shopping list to use for each time you go grocery shopping, consider keeping a “Master Shopping List”.  This will save you so much time.

Include everything you will need veggies, snacks, fish, meat, dairy, fruit, drinks, cooking oils – everything!

As you build your recipe binder, this step will become easier and easier.  You can keep adding the ingredients you most use from your weekly meal planning in to your “Master Shopping List”.


#4.  Take ACTION!  It’s time to start Meal Planning

Using a calendar start your meal planning by writing down what you plan on having for Breakfast, Snack, Lunch and Dinner.

Be specific!  Include a main dish and side dishes.

When choosing your recipes consider what you have going on the week you are doing your meal planning for, so you can strategically slot in recipes based on time and complexity.

For example, my family and I have a sit down breakfast every morning.  While we have time to for eggs and toast during the weekdays – We don’t have time for pancakes, waffle or bacon as they take a while to cook.

So for my family, we save pancakes, waffles and bacon for the weekend 😉


HOT Tip:  Choose recipes based on time, complexity and with similar ingredients.  Don’t forget to plan for leftovers too!


#5.  Choose a shopping day

Now that you have your meal planning done for the week.  It’s time to pick a day to do your grocery shopping.  This is where your “Master Shopping List” comes in handy.

HOT Tip:  Place your master shopping list in a plastic sheet protector and keep it on your fridge.  As you use up your ingredients mark it off on your list using an eraser marker.  This will ensure your “to buy list” is always up to date.  When you are ready to go grocery shopping, snap a picture with your phone and you are good to go!


#6.  Prep your food

Once you get home from grocery shopping, prep your food.

Chop up your onions, veggies, dry your lettuce and wash your fruits.  This will help you save a ton of time when it’s time to cook your meals.  You can just toss and cook!  Makes cooking a breeze and gets rid of extra prep time.


#7.  Cook in batch

Consider cooking in batch or double your recipes.  You can freeze the extra meal for next week or for an emergency meal.


HOT Tip:  Keep a frozen cheese pizza in your freezer for an emergency meal.  You can jazz it up by putting your own delicious toppings (kale, sun dried tomatoes, bell peppers, onions – whatever you’d like.

We all have days where things get off track / schedule and we fall behind in grocery shopping or meal planning.  That frozen pizza will save the day and will buy you an extra day to squeeze in that meal planning and grocery shopping. 😉


#8.  Have FUN with your Meal Planning!

Get your kids involved and have fun with this process!

Ask them what their favorite meal is and what days should you make it.

Get them to help you with grocery shopping.  We call it “Treasure Hunting” as we look for ingredients going isle by isle.  It makes the time go by fast and we end up having fun in the process.

Once you have your first week’s meal planning done, start working on another weeks meal planning.  You can switch up the days, side dishes and come up with themes like Taco Tuesday, Soup Sundays, Pasta Night etc. and just mix it up.

Soon you will have library of weekly meal planning you can choose from.  Keep adding new recipes and use your meal planning journaling to add new meals in the mix.

Hope that helped!

Now I’d love to hear from you.  What does your meal planning process look like?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments

How to be MORE Productive

Do you feel like you are always running out of time?

Do you watch your day fly by only to realize all the things you “really” wanted to get done still waiting for you?

Rest a sure, you are not alone!

For a busy mom time is always in short supply and the only way to milk each drop is to be productive!

Here are some tips that will help you. 🙂

#1 Stop looking at time as the enemy

Here is what I mean…

If you think time is running out or you don’t have enough of it you are making time the enemy.

If you think of time as your enemy – it will start to become a source of pain in your life.

We all get 24 hours in a day…

What’s critical is how you prioritize and maximize the time you have and focus on what is important.

YOUR ACTION Step: Prioritize! Prioritize! Prioritize!

#2 Create a morning routine and make it non-negotiable

Think about collection of things you do for yourself before interacting with the rest of the world.  This will set you up for success mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

For example, my morning routine includes meditation, setting up my intensions and goals for the day, exercising, preparing school lunches and having a sit down family breakfast.

YOUR ACTION Step:  Schedule 15 – 20 minutes on your calendar this week to create your own morning routine

Make your morning routine non-negotiable!

#3 Stay committed to YOURSELF!

It’s easy to let life get in the way. Take your commitments to yourself seriously and don’t bail out on them.

Remember this!

When you know what is important to you, it becomes very easy to spot and ignore what is not important and out of alignment with what you want.

Stay committed to YOU!

You don’t have say YES to every playdate or birthday party if it means you have to break your commitment to yourself.  😉

Be strategic with how you allocate your time.

YOUR ACTION Step: Before you commit to an impromptu playdate. Check in with your calendar – have you fulfilled your commitments to YOU?

Did you get the workout in you wanted?

Did you have the “quiet time to yourself” you’ve been wanting?

THEN ask yourself. Can I have this playdate next week instead? Is this really a priority for today?

Stay on course with your commitments to yourself. No playdate is more important then your sanity. 😉

#4 Make time to Workout!

Schedule at least 30 minutes of “sweat time” in to your busy schedule.

Working out not only improves your stress level but it also increases your ability to focus.

It optimizes your brain power and your mood.

YOUR ACTION Step:  Schedule your workouts into your calendar.

Remember! It’s not real until it’s in your calendar.

Pick a time slot when you are highly motivated to workout.

For example:  One thing I know for sure about myself is that IF I don’t work out before lunch it will never get done.

I have “zero” energy left to work out in the afternoon. I am too busy helping with homework and driving all over town to Soccer, T-Ball, Karate and Ballet practices.

So my workouts are scheduled for a morning time slot.

Make each task intentional.

Hope this helped!

Now I’d love to hear from you.  What makes you productive?  Paint a picture for us below in the comments.