4 Ways I treat SAHM Life Like a Job

If there is one job  that as truly fulfilled me more than any other, it’s being a SAHM. I’m very grateful I get to be one and in this season, I wouldn’t trade it for any other job. However, that being said, it is all-consuming. SAHMs work an average of 90+ hours per week from the being a chef, to a housekeeper, to a schedule manager. If I don’t create a system for it, I will lose my mind. Thus, I treat my SAHM life like a job-with clock in and out times, schedules, and even breaks. So here is a breakdown of how I treat my SAHM life like a job.

Start & End time of Everyday-I wake up at 5 am every morning but I don’t enter mom mode until 6:45 a.m. I use the early morning hours to meditate, do some breath work, and have breakfast and coffee with my husband. This time my phone is on “do not disturb” mode so I’m able to just be present. At 6:40 or so my daughter wakes up for school. Keep in mind she is 2 1/2 years hold so there are mornings she does wake up early, and we are working on independent activities before the day starts. I “clock out” of mom mode at 8:00 pm every morning when my husband takes over bed time, and that gives me a bit of time before I actually go to sleep.

Get Dressed for the Day-I make it a point to get dressed in a decent outfit every single day for 4 reasons: 1) It uplifts my mood, 2) I respect what I do, 3) I model for my daughter that impact of being presentable on a daily basis, and 4) It helps transition the day into mom mode. I have said it time and time again that dressing well daily HUGELY impacts how the day is going to go. I promise you.

Have a Schedule, with breaks-A huge part of my job is creating a sustainable schedule with breaks so I don’t actually lose my mind. Beyond the clock in and clock out times, I have designated breaks throughout the day to mentally rest and disengage: one midmorning during my workout, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening post dinner. For a detailed day in my life, let me know!

Outsource Tasks-Obviously as a parent I cannot do all of this without my village. We are blessed to have a wonderful housekeeper who comes home once a week and a babysitter who comes home every couple of weeks so hubby and I can do date night.

So those are 4 ways I treat my SAHM life as a job. Like any job, we need our breaks and check ins to be fully present and do our best. I wouldn’t trade this for any other job in the world.


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