This post was sponsored by Skinnygirl as part of an Influencer Activation. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
I used to have it together. I was really organized, got stuff done and had plenty of time to eat right, workout and even take some time for myself. Then I had kids. Every year it seems to get busier and I find myself working harder to pull it all together. Fortunately, I’ve found a few ways to make things a little easier day to day.
Prep for Your Day in the Morning
Resist the urge to sleep in. Wake up BEFORE your kids get up and plan out your day. We all know that feeling when you wake up late, are rushed or late. Those kind of days never seem to get better. You end up feeling behind all day because you never had the time to plan and prepare.
Start with a cup of coffee, your calendar, phone and emails to see what your priorities and must-do’s are for the day. Make a plan for the day. You can map it out with the help of a good daily planning sheet.
You can create your own that works for your needs or download this one that I use.
Just as important as the planning sheet is a good cup of coffee – and Skinnygirl American Espresso Roast.
The Americano Coffee offers a coffee house style roast, made from beans that are roasted darker to deliver a rich dark cup of coffee – perfect for getting your day going.
Take Essentials On-The-Go
As a busy mom, writer and campaign leader, I’m often juggling a few different roles. It’s essential that I take my office on-the-go. Spend your morning time packing a bag for all you need for the day. Besides your phone, chargers or laptop, keep some extra beauty essentials in your bag to freshen up your look mid-day.
I always have my big water bottle with me and love to keep Skinnygirl White Cherry Water Enhancer on hand to make my water more interesting. And with just 5 calories in a serving, I’m not compromising anything! I also love my Skinnygirl Mints! They have 0 calories and no aspartame.
Go Easy On Yourself
Know when to call it quits. True, some days are longer than others and sometimes you just can’t escape, but try to be kind to yourself with what you can get done in a day. It’s okay to move some things to the backburner and get to it the next day. If you can’t put it off, take a break. I like to enjoy a Skinnygirl Sparkler in the late afternoon just before dinner. Even if I have to get back to work after the kids are fed and changed, a little break helps me recharge. Skinnygirl Sparklers are perfect for this. With just 5 calories per serving, they are made with with 100% natural colors and flavors.
When you have more time for a break, a Skinnygirl Cocktail is great at the end of your day. Add your favorite alcoholic beverage to create a delicious cocktail! I added vodka to my Sparkling Peach and Passion Fruit and rimmed the glasses with sugar. Easy!
Prioritize What is Important
Family First: Remember to leave yourself some wiggle room in a busy schedule to put your kids and family first. Be present and attend as much as you can. Even when you’re super busy, spend time having conversations together, eating together and asking about each other’s day. Nothing else is worth it without that.
Don’t Forget About YOU: Don’t forget to take care of yourself, even with small indulgences. A quick manicure, some Skinnygirl chocolates (my absolute favorite are the Sea Salt Toffee Truffles – they are DELISH!) and you’ll feel like new. Prioritize your health, checkups, diet and exercise. You are busy because so many people depend on you – so stay healthy so you can be there for them.
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