• Vera Johnston

How do I prioritize my mom life?

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Prioritizing means that I am deciding what is important and what is not.

For new moms this is a super important thing to do if one wants to maintain a normal level of sanity. To help moms out our lactation consultant who is also an educator for young moms and a good friend to be by your side in those first months, has made up a chart to help write down the most important tasks that need to be done.

She also advocates to rely on your social network for support and practical help in your daily life which can be a tough subject in our modern culture. It truly does take a whole village to raise a child- and that is ok for the time being.

1. Organize your personal to-do list. A great way to organize your own to-do list is to carry a journal or notebook with you everywhere you go. Use it to jot down any tasks you need to do.

2. Then, create a daily to-do list and choose three of the most important tasks for the day. Complete those, and, if you have time, you can work on more tasks from the list of things you need to do. To make it easier for you to go through your tasks list, separate tasks into groups or categories, such as personal and work. The chart below which is an excerpt from our friend's book shows an example of separating your tasks into different categories:

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