Being a mom is hard work, being a mom trying to leave her house is even harder!!! I’m sure you know what I’m talking about in one way or another. Get ready moms because I’ve decided to share my 4 easy tips to getting out the door.
When I say we are leaving and I want everyone to be ready by the time this alarm goes off. I swear the kids hear: walk as slow as you can, lose a shoe and forget to put on a shirt.
I don’t know about you but this really turns my anxiety into overdrive. It was becoming pretty intense to the point that I would cancel plans. Just because it was so hard for me to get over my anxiety panic attack.
Having a mental illness just adds to my circus of fun.
I decided to evaluate what my triggers are and change my approach to leaving. Then I tested them out like any good science experiment. I tried my 4 easy steps and we were successful some days. Leaving happy and not like some chaotic mess. Just being real! So I’ve kept at it and its gotten so much easier!
These 4 easy tips have that help me.
Verbal reminders that we are leaving in the morning and what I expect from them in the morning. eat, brush teeth, wash up and change. Pick out their clothes, shoes and lay them out on the couch so they know to put that on after they’ve eaten and washed their faces.IF its a long outing I pack their snacks too. I’ll make PB&Js and fruit put it in Tupperware in the fridge. Then in the morning I’ll pull out the cold items and throw them in our lunch pail.Prepare your bag. If you carry a diaper bag make sure its ready with all the essentials; diapers, wipes, change of clothes, and a snack. If you’re at that 4th kid stage and just carry a purse with a diaper and wipes make sure you got them.
You wouldn’t believe how many times I have forgotten my wallet because I thought it was in my purse, only to find the toddler thought it was her new toy!
Maybe you already knew this and have it down to perfection. Hey, maybe you have a few extra to add to the list. SHARE THEM and if you decided to try them out let me know how it works!