Are you feeling like you don’t know if you’re coming or going? We all feel like that at times. Between work, the kids, and our obligations, it easy to feel overwhelmed. When this happens, it’s likely you’re not handling anything particularly well. This, in turn, causes undo stress as we fret about needing to get ourselves together. The best thing to do if you’re feeling this way, is to stop and take a moment to breath. Find a moment and place where you can truly relax your mind a bit and think about a plan to help get a handle on things.

Here are a few suggestions to help you make life a bit better.

Your sleep habits

If you’re feeling like there’s not enough hours in the day, maybe you can start the day a little earlier. To accomplish this, of course, this means you’ll likely have to get in bed a little earlier. Staying up past midnight every night makes it difficult to take on the day the next morning. There are some good tips you can follow to help you become an early riser and to feel great while doing it. This is a part of trying to better schedule your life.

It feels so great to get things done first thing in the morning instead of putting them off. Just think what you could accomplish in a week if you got in an extra hour a day.

Schedule your household chores

This may seem silly, but you plan everything else, why not the things you have to do around the house. Start each day by taking 20 minutes to clean your home. This includes things like making your bed and clearing away any trash or dishes from your living room. It’s a great time to load or unload the dishwasher. For other chores; use a planner.

Plan your laundry day. Put it in your planner. Whether it’s a weekly occurrence or bi-weekly. Pick the days. Gotta clean those bathrooms, so mark the days for that.  The things I put off most are the ones that only get done a couple times a month. You know you need to mop the kitchen floor so schedule it. Those sheets aren’t going to change themselves. Pick the days of the month for this frustrating chore and schedule it. I hate mopping, so scheduling it sort of forces me to do it. If things are given specific days to get them done, you’ll be more likely to do them.

Don’t skip breakfast

During the week it’s a great idea to start your day with a good breakfast. Yogurt and fruit with a little granola can give you a nice boost of protein to help you feel full until lunch. This will help keep you focused on the task at hand and not continually wondering about when it’s time for lunch. It’s still light enough that you don’t feel weighed down. On the weekends there is nothing better than a breakfast casserole. Try this recipe for sausage hashbrown casserole that is sure to please the whole family.

Feed your body and mind

Mornings are also the perfect time to get some exercise and spend some time on yourself. Working out first thing can help you develop a healthy fitness routine and leave you feeling energized and motivated for the day ahead. It’s also a great time to meditate and make time to sit and think about the day ahead. Your health is your true wealth, and you should make more time for it.

Getting a handle on the things you face daily in your life will make you feel more settled and in control. That, in turn, will help brighten your outlook and help you to enjoy your life to its fullest.

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