Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Four tips for getting back on track

The past week has been so crazy. We were sick for an entire week and trying to take care of yourself, sick kids, your house, working and be someone coherent to have a conversation with your husband when he gets home from work, can be so exhausting and take so much out of you and leave your house looking like a mess. Putting everything back together can seem like a completely unbelievable task, so here are a few tips that I use when this happens in our home.

One. Ask for help.
Biggest one. Sunday afternoon, my husband helped me clean and I couldn't thank him enough for that. As women we feel we should be able to do it all, but we can't always and asking for help is completely okay.

Two. Start slow.
Don't throw yourself back into cleaning your house full force, playing with the kids, doing all the laundry, making dinner, etc. You will burn out fast. Take it one room at a time and stop when it just seems to be too much that way you can do the other things you need to do.

Three. Write a schedule.
Schedule the next few days out. Even if it's a lose one. Write down what rooms you want to clean what day. What tasks need to get done, etc. This will help so much. Before you know it - everything will be crossed off that list.

Four. Make extra for dinner.
While you are trying to get back on track from everyone being sick for so long or being in a slump. Make a little extra for dinner that night, that way tomorrow you can have left overs so that omits cooking the next night and allows you to do the other things you need to get done.

Those are my top four tips. How do you get back on track after being majorly sick?


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