Being a Nigerian mom can be a daunting task especially if you have a 9 am-5 pm job to also fix-up. And God forbid you didn’t marry an understanding husband. E go hard oo (It would be a difficult task). But life is not meant to be that difficult because you have kids to cater for and a home to keep, is it? I don’t think so. If you are a busy Nigerian mom, you would find the tips in this post really useful.
Have you heard of a life hack before? They are those tips that end up making life come off easier than usual.
Let’s have it spelled out, you need to know those things you can do to get as organized as you desire even as a busy mom in the Nigerian context. You need to be able to cater to your home well, take care of your husband and kids, and still have a successful career or business.
Here are 5 Organization Tips for a Busy Nigerian Mom:
Most Nigerian moms like to be rather spontaneous than put down execution plans but that’s not you henceforth I hope. Maybe it’s because we’re naturally multitasking. Do well to plan especially because you need to be organized in other to achieve your set goals. Beyond planning, you have to be ready to follow through on your plans as you know that execution is key and even more important than just planning. If you would not execute your plans, there’s no point putting it down in the first place.
Have a To-Do List
My “TDL” as I like to call it is always all shades of commentaries. As a Nigerian mom, you need this because it goes a long way in breaking down your plans into bits and pieces that are achievable. In this case, making use of a sticky note will go a long way. So, get a sticky note (at any bookstore) and write out the things you are meant to do daily. The wisdom there is to tick each task on your list once it’s carried out. Note that there’s room for carry-over, so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t achieve all tasks on your daily list. Do the urgent and important things first.
There is nothing wrong in assigning some of the things you get to do to your children or wards as far they of age and carry them out. You could even take a weekend or two out to teach them some of the things that are needed to be done on a daily or weekly basis so they can ease the stress off you when you are not available.
Get A House Help
I know the Nigerian culture has this scary take on house helps and what they are seemingly capable of doing with regards to damages and all. But, I can assure you that nothing is bad or evil in itself. It all boils down to the meaning you deem fit to attach to it. So, because you have a long way to go and a lot to achieve, please get help “you can’t come and kill yourself”.
Cut Down Excesses
This is important because sometimes, so many busy Nigerian moms are basically their own problems. Why is this so? It is so because rather than take a rest on weekends, they still end up going out for that owambe (parties) are the detriment of other important things. This is not to talk down on parties or social functions; after all, they are some person’s source of livelihood. This is to simply point out that you shouldn’t overdo these things especially not to your own detriment. The goal here is to be organized as possible.
Yeah so, you can’t be less of an organized Nigerian mom at least not anymore. Ensure to share this with every busy Nigerian mom you know and let me know how it has helped you. Cheers… To a stress-free life!