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How I Manage Household Chores Alongside My Full-Time Job



Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to share a glimpse into my world as a working mom navigating the whirlwind of household chores, all the other duties, and the joy of raising a baby, all while balancing my life as a full time working professional.


Picture this: it's another morning in my bustling household. The aroma of chai fills the air as I scramble to prep breakfast, answer emails, and soothe my little one's cries. It's like performing a high-stakes balancing act, but with a few extra curveballs thrown in!


First things first, let's talk about prioritizing like a pro. With deadlines looming at work and a baby who seems to have an endless list of needs, I've learned to tackle the most urgent tasks first. Whether it's debugging code or changing diapers, every task gets its turn.


Let's dive right in!


Prioritize and Plan

One of the keys to managing household chores is to prioritize and plan ahead. I like to make a weekly schedule where I list all the tasks that need to be done and allocate specific days or times for each task. This helps me stay organized and ensures that nothing important slips through the cracks.


Delegate Responsibilities

As much as I'd like to do it all, I've learned that it's okay to ask for help. I've delegated certain chores to my husband, and we work together as a team to divide and conquer household tasks. Whether it's cooking dinner, doing the laundry, or cleaning the house, sharing responsibilities lightens the load for both of us.


Set Realistic Expectations

It's important to set realistic expectations for yourself when it comes to household chores. As much as I'd love to have a perfectly clean and organized home at all times, the reality is that life gets messy sometimes. I've learned to be okay with a little bit of clutter and imperfection, knowing that I'm doing the best I can given my busy schedule.


Utilize Time Saving Techniques

With a fulltime job and a toddler to take care of time is precious. I've discovered some timesaving techniques that help me streamline household chores and get things done more efficiently. For example, I've hired a cook, and I use a laundry services so that i do not end up spending hours in ironing clothes.


Embrace Technology

Technology can be a lifesaver when it comes to managing household chores. I use apps and digital tools to help me stay organized and keep track of tasks. For example, I use a grocery shopping app. I also use a calendar app to schedule appointments and plan my week ahead.


Practice Self Care

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but it's important to prioritize selfcare as well. I make sure to carve out some time for myself each day, whether it's practicing yoga in the morning, taking a relaxing bath in the evening, or simply curling up with a good book before bed. Taking care of myself helps me recharge and stay energized to tackle whatever life throws my way.


Stay Flexible

Last but not least, it's important to stay flexible and adaptable when it comes to managing household chores. Life is unpredictable, and things don't always go according to plan. I've learned to roll with the punches and adjust my schedule as needed, knowing that tomorrow is another day and that I can always try again.


Establish Routines

Routines are essential for maintaining order and efficiency in a busy household. I've established daily and weekly routines for myself and my family, including designated times for chores, meals, and bedtime. Having a predictable schedule helps us stay on track and reduces decision fatigue, making it easier to tackle household tasks without feeling overwhelmed.


Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is another important aspect of managing household chores and balancing a busy life. I try to approach each task with intention and focus, staying present in the moment rather than letting my mind wander. This helps me stay calm and centered, even when things get hectic.


Stay Connected with Support Networks

It's essential to stay connected with friends, family, and other support networks when juggling household chores and a fulltime job. Whether it's sharing tips and advice, venting frustrations, or simply enjoying each other's company, having a strong support system can make all the difference.


Celebrate Small Victories

Finally, it's important to celebrate the small victories along the way. Managing household chores alongside a fulltime job is no easy feat, and it's essential to acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. Whether it's successfully completing a challenging task or simply making it through a busy day, every achievement deserves recognition.


In conclusion, managing household chores alongside a fulltime job is no easy feat, but with the right strategies and mindset, it's definitely possible. By prioritizing, delegating, setting realistic expectations, and utilizing timesaving techniques, you can keep your home running smoothly while still thriving in your career and enjoying quality time with your family.


Remember, you're doing an amazing job, and it's okay to ask for help when you need it. Keep going, and don't forget to take care of yourself along the way!


Until next time,

Neelufer


P.S., If you have any questions then feel free to reach out to me on any social media platform or just drop a comment below, and I will get back to you.


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