Today we’re inundated with a million decisions to make a day. As a busy mom, my goal and focus are to eliminate as many decisions as possible and eliminate decision fatigue. I also feel like sometimes daily tasks can be a big distraction from what I REALLY want to do and focus on in my life. Every season in my life, these things could change up or I could add more. But here are a few things I streamline so that I can focus on my family, my marriage, self-care and my business. I feel like if I can be at my best, then I can show up fully and be 100% present in my life.
Hire a Housekeeper. I know this might not be for everyone but it has been a huge help for me. Every two weeks our home is deep cleaned and I don’t have to worry about it. I maintain it on the other days but I know that the deep clean happens and I don’t have to worry about that. If I keep the laundry and dishes up daily, everything stays tidy and done. I don’t have to think about it.
Have a laundry System. I do laundry daily and keep it up. I am even starting a new system where my kids do their own. I’ll let you know how it goes. HaHa!
Order your Meals. I use Hello Fresh weekly and have for almost a year now. I’m a BIG fan! We’re eating healthy ingredients, tasty meals, and they’re easy to put together. Even my kids help me regularly cook. I love it because they come right to the house and I don’t have to shop. I also sometimes pick up a little big meal from the fresh market, a local grocery store near me where they have ready-made meals that you can buy and cook fast. This has saved me a TON of time and decision fatigue with meal planning, prepping, shopping, etc. Meal planning used to stress me out so much and now it doesn’t.
Amazon Subscribe and Save. I order regularly from Amazon our favorite snacks, paper products, and things we use regularly. I don’t have to think about this and these products come every month, every other month, etc. Whenever I am needing it. It’s been a big help because it comes straight to my door and I don’t have to shop. Here are some of my monthly current favorites if you’re curious.
Nothing crazy, but house supplies and lunch box snacks that I don’t have to think about. They just show up and we use them. Boom!
Milk, Egg and Cheese Home Delivery. We’ve been ordering our dairy from a local company called Oberweis that delivers. Game Changer. I used to order them years ago when we lived in Illinois before and we’ve started again. I love their products and once again, I’m not hauling anything home from the store. They’re delivered and put away.
All of these services save me a TON of decisions and time. I’m not distracted by these tasks on my to-do list and I can focus more on my family. When I eliminate as much of these mundane daily tasks as possible, then I can focus on my self-care, exercise, my family, my husband and rest more. And busy momma’s NEED more rest! Am I right or am I right?
Rest is not being lazy. It’s loving yourself and giving yourself ultimate grace. Some of these might not be anything you are interested in, but it might jog your memory and get you thinking about some things that you can streamline or eliminate to eliminate distractions and decision fatigue. What are you thinking about streamlining?
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