This post is a partnership with Nakturnal.
Thrive at home as a stay at home mom!
Want to thrive at home as a stay at home mom? It is possible! Today, I am sharing some simple and practical tips to help get you on the right track!
Tips to Thrive at Home
Get dressed for the day.
Taking the time to get dressed for the day will help you feel so much better about yourself and your day. I love to have a variety of cute tops on hand that can be paired with leggings or jeans. Tunic tops are perfect for the fall and winter months.
Take time now, to gather together some tops with leggings and jeans. This way you will have outfits ready that are comfortable but look nice.
Yes, there will be days when you lounge around in your yoga pants but make an effort to get dressed the majority of the days.
Set rhythms for yourself.
One helpful way to thrive at home is to set rhythms for yourself. You can set a morning routine or an evening routine that you follow. Having rhythms for your day will help you learn to make time for what matters most.
When I am setting a new rhythm, I like to write it down on a sticky note and have it out as a reminder. Having a visual reminder helps me as I am establishing something new.
Stop trying to do it all.
No one is doing it all. If you see someone who looks like they are, remind yourself of this truth. If you are trying to do it all, you are going to end up exhausted and in survival mode.
Figure out what your main things are and focus on these things. Let go of the rest.
Drinking water will help you feel energized throughout the day. Most of us do not drink enough water. This is a very simple step that we can all take action on today! If I am struggling with drinking water, I like to add lime or lemon to the water to help.
Find time to be active.
As a mom, it can be hard to find the time for exercise but it is so important! The key is to let go of thinking you need to do big chunks of exercise and instead think of practical ways to get moving.
Go on a morning walk, take a jog while your child rides their bike, do a Yoga video in the morning. Try different things until you figure out what works best for you.
Set limits for your phone use.
Being home can mean more flexibility and the tendency to linger on your phone. It is something we all struggle with. Our phones are a great tool but also can be a great distraction. Decide now on a set time that you will set aside your phone.
If you have an iPhone you can easily set up some limits within your settings.
Are you ready to thrive at home?
Decide which of these tips you will focus on first. Once you get into a good rhythm with it, add in another tip.