This year I enjoyed five months as a stay-at-home wife. I wasn’t bored for one minute of that time…and I could go another seven months without being bored! As a wife with no children and a love for staying home (read: pretty minimal social life), how is that possible? I shared my daily schedule several months ago, but today I have a few practical tips for staying busy while you’re at home.
1. Get Dressed
Every day I take a shower, fix my hair, put on makeup and choose an outfit. If nothing else, that takes up part of the morning! Just like you’re more likely to work out in the morning if you put your workout clothes on immediately after getting up, you’re more likely to do things around the house if you’re ready for the day. At least that’s what I’ve found to be true! I always feel more productive and have more motivation to work if I’m ready for the day.
2. Make Lists
Every evening I make a list of the things I want to accomplish the next day. It’s helpful to have a plan in place so you know where to start. I also find that it helps me remember the vital tasks (like doing laundry) in case I get distracted by a fun organizing project!
3. Keep Moving
If you start to feel bored, resist the urge to sit down on the couch or in front of the computer. Take a walk around your house and look for projects that need to be tackled. Even after all these months, I still have a few drawers and spaces that need cleaning or organization. To quote Kathleen Kelly, “there’s always something to do!”
How do you stay busy as a stay-at-home wife or mom?