🍌 Crazy busy is unproductive
Productivity sometimes gets an eye roll in mom circles because it implies being metered and measured in a role (motherhood) that is often neither.
However, as moms, our productivity should reflect our ability to do what we can with the time, energy and resources we have.
Thus, attempting anything more lands us in ‘crazy busy’ mode; and according to Dr. Daria Long (in our featured podcast episode this week) “in ‘crazy busy’ mode we are simply less capable of handling the busy.”
🤔 Productivity depends on grace
Here are some things we’ve learned over our 8-week series on Grace & Productivity…
Back-to-school is taxing AND establishing routines can reduce our stress and overwhelm.
New routines have a learning curve AND ensuring that the routines are realistic and consistent keeps us moving forward.
New seasons are challenging for families AND kids are capable of getting comfortable with change.
Doing things the way they’ve always been done might not be the most effective way to get results. AND it’s healthy to pivot.
Balance is the new busy AND making time and space for the right kind of rest is the key to striking that balance.
Hence, productivity essentially depends on grace.
And furthermore, ‘crazy busy’ is unproductive!
💡 Have you tried this yet?
What would it feel like to get through your days with even a little less chaos?
We’ve found success by batching our chaos in a way that helps us flow through the day with fewer surprises and more peace of mind.
Grab this FREE tool to stop working harder and start working smarter… because crazy busy is unproductive!
🤓 This week’s expert resources
Unfortunately, almost all productivity hacks—with a few exceptions, like advice from Laura Vanderkam and the Lazy Genius—are offered by people who are not the default parent at home…
“… you can tell by the way most of this advice is dished out that none of the people giving it have actually tried to apply it after not sleeping all night or dealing with an all-morning tantrum or losing half a workday to a sick kid.”
This quote comes from the article 8 productivity strategies for moms who are stressed about doing it all by Alexis Grant of Motherly.
It offers grace-laden wisdom for working moms and stay-at-home moms alike.
This week’s featured podcast episode is…
Be ready, not crazy busy from the Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam podcast. It’s only 7.5 minutes and offers three helpful tips to keep ‘crazy busy’ mode at bay. So we can handle the regular busy!
👩🏽💻 The BIZI Mom Pod Squad
Join the BIZI Mom Pod Squad on Fridays at 2pm ET in The Grace Lab (online).
It’s like a book club. Instead of reading an entire book, however, you simply have to listen to a single podcast episode.
Use it as an excuse to grab your headphones. Listen while you go for a walk or tackle something you’ve been avoiding (like cleaning out your car… just me?).
🎧 The Podcast Playlist for Busy Moms
Listen to our latest podcast playlist and like it 💚 in Spotify to save it to your library. New episodes are added regularly and the entire playlist changes over monthly.
Chip away at it while you sip your coffee, drive, walk, exercise, organize, fold laundry, cook, clean, etc.!
🐝 BIZI Moms: An Online Community for Busy Moms
Join the online community that brings busy moms together to manage mom life with grace. We host special events and share tips, tools, resources, and more. Find connection in the BIZI Moms Community!
At Grace in the Race, our mission is to provide moms with tools and resources to take back their time and energy.