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Podcast 19 – Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

Podcast 19 – Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 19: Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

 

 

 

 

Personal growth and development is something so many moms put on hold because they don’t know how to get it in, they aren’t sure how to afford it or they don’t believe they are worth it. Today, I’ll break down how to get in personal growth (on a budget!) and what to do to get started TODAY!

 

 

Thank you to today’s sponsor: The Equipping Godly Woman Conference

 

Are you a Christian woman who wants a stronger faith BUT your life is full and busy, so you don’t always make time for your faith like you should?

And if anyone has a quick and easy tip to help you grow in faith, you’re all about it?

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It’s happening September 16-20th, 2019, BUT you want to make sure you grab your tickets before then so you can take full advantage of all the great sessions. (And there are a lot of them!)

 

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Episode Show Notes

2:15 Review of the Week

3:10 Creating a Personal Growth Budget

7:03 The Return on Investment when you work on you

11:18 What is personal growth?

12:48 My story with personal growth

17:05 How to find time to read during the day (listen to podcast episode 6 How to Create a Reading Culture in Your Home)

18:10 Using the 15 Minute Formula with Personal Growth

21:00 Best ways to find books to help you grow

24:02 Using audiobooks to grow – get a 30 day trial + 2 free books on Audible

 

26:00 Fitting podcasts into your day

29:05 Digital Courses that help moms

32:00 Virtual and in person events

36:05 What to do with your personal growth takeaways

 

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Moms with Drive Free Series

 

 

 

 

 

Time Management for Working Moms

Time Management for Working Moms

Time Management for Working Moms

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As a working mom you need to have good time management. You have a million things to juggle, a busy schedule, and need to prioritize tasks for your family, yourself, your home and work. 

 

I have been a work at home mom for 4 years now and I can tell you, it isn’t easy. I often get distracted with home tasks, have to cut work short because of something, and can feel pulled in a million pieces. 

 

But you don’t have to feel frazzled all the time. It is possible to have good time management as a working mom!

 

Whether you need help with your morning routine, balancing work and home or easy systems to make your life run smoother, know that it’s possible!

 

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3 Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

 

 

From With the Huddlestons

 

 

Work at Home Mom Morning Routine

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

How to Save Time and Get More Done

 

 

From Sorey Fitness

 

 

How to Schedule Your Day at a Work at Home Mom 

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom

 

The Best Time management Tips for Work at Home Moms

 

From Fabulous Habits

 

 

Using a time blocking template as a busy mom

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom

 

 

3 Ways to Get Motivated as a Work at Home Mom

 

From With the Huddlestons

 

How to time block and get things done

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom

 

Amazing Organizational Tips that’ll Make Life easier

 

 

From Daisies and Pie

 

 

How to have a productive weekend so that you can have a productive week 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

5 Easy Tips to be Happy and Productive

 

 

From Brittney Long Curations

 

What is Time Batching and Why You Should Do It?

 

 

From Brittney Long Curations

 

How to Find time to be more productive as a busy mom 

 

 

From A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

How to reduce the mental workload for moms

 

From Coffee and Carpool

 

 

Work Life Balance: How Does She Do It? 

 

 

From Stepmomming

 

10 effective time management techniques that produce massive results

 

 

From Bitz N Giggles

 

How to be more productive and save time

 

 

From Making Manzanita

 

Want to come back to these tips for when you need help with time management? PIN IT for later!

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More Time Management Tips for Moms

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

Create a Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

 

More Resources to Manage Your Time as a Busy Mom

Ultimate Productivity Bundle 

Design Your Day: Time Management for the Busy Woman

Organize Your Life with Trello

 

Podcast 13 Getting Ready for Back to School

Podcast 13 Getting Ready for Back to School

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 13

Getting Ready for Back to School

 

 

 

It’s time to get ready to prepare for back to school! Instead of feeling overwhelmed this school year, let’s dive into routines and systems you can start with your kids to help decrease the stress!

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

3:13 Join the Master Your Time Challenge!

4:38 How routines help our kids (and us!)

6:24 Transitioning kid’s sleep schedules

12:20 Start your evening routine now

14:50 Changing tech rules now to make back to school easier

20:00 How to limit coffee and sugar before bed

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Master Your Time Challenge JOIN NOW! Kicks off August 13th

Get on the waitlist for the 15 minute formula!

Ultimate Productivity Bundle

Podcast Episode 03: Creating an Evening Routine 

Podcast Episode 09: Making a routine for smoother mornings

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School 

Activities to Prepare for Preschool 

How to Save Money on Back to School Clothes

7 Ways to Homeschool on a Budget

Podcast Episode 08 : How to Use Habit Stacking for life long changes

 

 

 

 

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How to find time for yourself as a busy mom

How to find time for yourself as a busy mom

How to find time for yourself as a busy mom

 

As a busy mom, it can be a real challenge to find time for yourself. I get it. And now with summer here, it certainly seems as if the light at the end of the tunnel is farther than ever. Fret not, there are so many ways you can sneak in time for yourself throughout your days.

 

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How to Get Up Early

 

The easiest, most obvious solution is to wake up earlier, before your children wake up. As tough as this may be, you don’t need to wake up at the crack of dawn if you aren’t a morning person. You can start by rising 15 minutes earlier, day by day, and each week increasing that time by 15-minute increments until you’re able to get an hour in or more (however much time you need).

Related Post: Sample Morning Routine for a Sleep Deprived Mom

 

Should you invest in summer camp or activities for your kids?

 

This option is obviously dependent upon your finances and may or may not be feasible for you in this season. But if it is, then this is something that you’ll definitely want to consider. It’ll easily give you 3 to 6 extra hours in your day. It’s a win-win for everyone. You get your time and your child gets to be educated and entertained in a safe environment.

 

Do you need a babysitter?

Many families have babysitters during the year when they’re working full-time. However, we tend to take a break or cut this out completely in the summertime because of our work hours lesson or other reasons. If you can, I’d suggest keeping your babysitter on call. Even an hour a week can make all the difference in giving you that self-care time you need and certainly deserve.

 

Creating boundaries with your family

 

I realize how forceful this sounds but hear me out. Sometimes your spouses and family members truly don’t realize the time you really need yet don’t receive. Despite how loving and caring they are, they may not see that you need your cup filled as much as anyone else (if not more).

 

So, politely demand that you get some time to yourself. You can do this one of two ways (only you will know which is the best solution because it’s based on your family members’ temperaments/personalities): You either want to start BIG, in an effort to leave room for ‘negotiation’. Or start small, in order to build a tolerance to this new idea and work your way up to more time.

 

How to let go of ‘mom guilt’.

This is the part where you let go of any mom guilt that you’re feeling because that’s NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! Feelings are fickle and they lie to you on a daily basis. Instead, you NEED to tell your body, mind, and spirit how to feel NOT the other way around. Don’t allow preconceived notions or thoughts from your past experiences dictate how you’ll feel…How worthy you are of this time…Whether you’re worthy of relaxation or worthy of change. So to give you a tangible example, you might say:

 

Hey Babe, I want/need a weekend away to myself. Now you’ll most likely get one of a few responses:

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. I need to know more…Okay…Let’s talk about this (because that seems like a pretty daunting idea.)

 

The first and last response are the ones we are looking for because…

  • The first response is ideal (& amazing!)
  • The second response may lead to frustration or tough and heavy talks
  • And the last response- isn’t a no…it’s just proof that your spouse is feeling uncertainty and is beyond their comfort zone. You can work with this! At the very least, you’ll be able to get a few hours away if the weekend is a big ask for your significant other.

 

Create an evening routine with your spouse

Now, this option is much like the first (waking up earlier) but for some reason, it might be easier for some moms to stay up later than it is to wake up earlier.

 

For me, what helps is to drink coffee around 3 or 4 p.m. and it allows me to stay up all the way to midnight, sometimes 1 a.m. This option, despite it not being the best option, will give you a lot of hours to yourself depending on when you put your children to bed.

 

So, if your children are in bed at around 7:30 p.m, no later than 8 p.m., you can get 4-5 hours of time to yourself. Now I know what you’re thinking, ”When and how the heck am I supposed to spend time with my spouse?!” Touché. I understand.

 

In this case, work out a schedule where you both agree on how many hours you’ll spend together after the kids go to bed and what you’ll do during that time. It could look something like this: Your kiddos are in bed by 8 pm.

 

Spouse time together for the next 2-3 hours (This could be dinner & movie, movie, lovemaking, tv show, etc. you get the point LOL.) At this point, it’s around 10/11pm and you have anywhere between 1-3 hours for yourself!

 

Related Post: (Podcast Episode) Creating a Great Evening Routine

 

 

The Power of Distraction: The Pomodoro Way

 

If you aren’t familiar with the Pomodoro technique, here’s a quick sum up: It’s a time management technique that breaks tasks up into 25-30 minute increments. This flash option tends to be my favorite option for a few reasons. If you have:

  • rambunctious children
  • kids that don’t go to sleep early
  • kids that wake up at the crack of dawn or through all hours of the night
  • children who no longer nap
  • kiddos with short attention spans

 

This technique will work like magic. And I call it the ‘power of distraction’. Please don’t discredit the power of creating a fun solo activity for your child to do on their own. You are (mostly) in total control. You can choose for this to be a messy or clean activity…the choice is yours.

Let me give you a few different ideas here but, the main premise is to distract engage your child long enough to give you about a half an hour to yourself. I know that you forget sometimes to fill your own cup. I also know you sometimes forget to fill your children’s cups as well. The Pomodoro technique is an easy way to allow that to happen. Give 25 minutes to your children and then 25 minutes for you. Continue alternating this as many times as you’re willing and able.

 

Related Post: How to Get Your House Clean in 15 minutes a Day 

 

Here are some ideas to fill the next 25 minutes:

  • Give your kids some new stickers and journals and crayons or markers and fancy glitter pens from a ‘dollar store’ near you. Purchasing all of this will probably cost around $5 and you get half an hour to yourself. Calculate that for a moment. If you’re paying a low rate of $10 an hour for a babysitter you’re on the same road friend and your kids are safe, in your custody, having fun with random things that could essentially be used again and again.
  • If you’re ok with a small mess, allow your kids to make slime (it’s VERY easy), or play with playdough.
  • Or if you’re feeling lazy just purchase slime/playdough instead

 

Hop over to your nearest dollar store and find some new trinkets from the toy aisle. (I know, I know, I have a thing for the dollar store lol it’s a hidden treasure!) This is truly the tip of the iceberg here. The possibilities are seriously endless. Make Pinterest your best friend, frequent the dollar store, hunt for bargains and easy projects. You’ll be good to go.

 

 

Bio: Sheree is a traveling mom, wife to an amazing athlete & mama to 2 cool kids. She helps worried moms become self confident so they can rock motherhood by sharing real, honest experiences. At darling steps, she writes on parenting, travel, wellness & everything in between. Because moms do all.the.things. Find more about Sheree on her blog Darling Steps!

 

 

Want to Read More in this Routines Series?

The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

Create a Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

Must Have Resources for Mom!

Makeover Your Mornings Course

Free Productivity E-Book 

Podcast 11 – Using Time Blocking for a More Productive Schedule

Podcast 11 – Using Time Blocking for a More Productive Schedule

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 11

Using Time Blocking for a More Productive Schedule

 

 

 

Today’s episode will focus all on how you can use time blocking to create a simple and productive schedule! Instead of overwhelming ourselves with the tasks we have to get done, you’ll learn how to make things more simple and have them fit into your busy mom life!

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

2:50 How Time Blocking Decreased my overwhelm

7:35 Why you need flexibility and structure with your schedule

8:25 How many time blocks do you need in a day?

10:55 Anchoring Your Time Blocks During Your Day

13:20 What to do when you have no events to anchor your blocks to

14:56 Using pens, washi tape or Trello to identify your blocks

 

 

18:30 Start by adding in non negotiable appointments into your block and add in time to work on your goal

21:40 The Power of Batching

25:40 What is you have extra time in your block or don’t finish everything?

 

Subscribe & Review in the Podcast

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Busy Mom Goal Setting Challenge 

Join the 15 Minute Formula Waitlist!

Ultimate Productivity Bundle 

Design Your Day: Time Management for the Busy Woman (use code PODCAST for $5 off the course)

Organize Your Life with Trello

Plum Paper Planners

Free Trello Basics Course

 

Related Blog Posts

The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Your Goals for Busy Moms

Podcast 01: How to Break Down Your Goals in 15 Minute Chunks

Goal Setting with Trello (and free board!)

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

 

 

 

 

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Podcast 08 Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

Podcast 08 Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 08

Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

 

 

 

In today’s episode we’ll have a chat about habit stacking and how it can help you make life long changes in your life.

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

1:38 Join the Waitlist for the 15 Minute Formula 

2:08 What is Habit Stacking?

3:37 Benefits of Habit Stacking and How Habit Stacking Works

5:50 Internval vs External Motivation

7:35 Why you need systems in your home

8:14 Where you can use Habit Stacking

10:07 How to Get Started with Habit Stacking

15:01 Using Habit Stacking with Your Kids

24:07 How Habit Triggers Help

27:30 Tracking Your Habits

30:48 Finding Accountability on Your Habits

Subscribe & Review in the Podcast

Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, make sure you head over and do it now so that you don’t miss an episode! 

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While you’re there, I’d love an appreciate if you’d leave a rating and review! These allow other purpose driven moms to find the show and help grow our community! Just click here to review, select ‘Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know your favorite part of the podcast! I’d love to feature you as our ‘Review of the Week’.

 

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Busy Mom Goal Setting Challenge 

Join the 15 Minute Formula Waitlist!

Healthy Habits Transition Course (use code PODCAST for $5 off the course!)

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Podcast 01: How to Break Down Your Goals in 15 Minute Chunks

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

Habit Stacking to Make Routines That Stick 

 

More Resources to Achieve Your Goals as a Busy Mom

Ultimate Productivity Bundle 

Design Your Day: Time Management for the Busy Woman (use code PODCAST for $5 off!)

Organize Your Life with Trello

 

 

 

 

 

 

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