Time management can be very hard to maintain when you have so much on your plate. For me it definitely has had its fair share of making me crazy. With five kids, going on six there are times where I do feel that I need to take a step back and make a better effort at managing my priorities and time. This is critical when trying to do so much, like working, going to school, managing different schedules including your kids’, and so on.
There are many ways you can do this without freaking out. Start out by writing down what needs to be done, make a list, write down your thoughts also. Then you can get an agenda or calendar to help you organize all of the items you wrote down. This will help you gain control of your schedule and keep you on track. Then focus on your priorities. Time for your kids is important and finding time for yourself as well. There is a balance to it all you just need to find your groove. That is where making a schedule can help you. You can write down when and how you want things done. This will help you also feel like you are accomplishing things without getting flustered. Remember just take a deep breath, give yourself a moment to relax, collect your thoughts and then move on to the next thing on your agenda. Don’t fret over the small stuff, enjoy being a parent, enjoy life, live it to the fullest.