Some days I feel like I’m drowning under my to-do list. Spending time with my kids verses getting things done are constantly battling over my time.
I have two energetic kids that love to play. I also have a house to clean. And a body to take care of. And bills to pay. And people to take care of.
You get the idea.
Most days I have three things I try to accomplish:
- spend more time with the kids
- keep the house somewhat presentable
It’s difficult to do well at all three of these on the same day. If I do really well with spending quality time with the kids, the house gets ignored. When I do well to get the laundry put away, I haven’t spent much quality time with the kids.
Do you struggle trying to balance life like I do? You’re not alone. Recently I figured out a way to play with the kids, clean & exercise at the same time!
The trick is simple, really.
Just play tag.
I know. It sounds crazy but hang with me. Here’s how it works:
Let’s say I have a mountain of dishes to clean up in the kitchen. I instigate a game of tag with my kids. Each time I run by the sink, I put a few clean dishes away. Then I run around and try to tag one of my little hooligans.
Once I’m “it” again, I start putting the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Then I run around tag my kids, get some exercise, and laugh with my little ones. We have a blast!
Next thing you know, that mountain of dishes is all put away, I got a great cardio workout playing tag, and I’ve spent some good time chasing and laughing with my kids.
That’s what I call multitasking!
To see how it’s done in action watch this:
Play With The Kids, Clean, and Exercise At The Same Time!
It’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Some of the dishes may get thrown in the cabinet but that’s okay! Making fun memories with your little ones is more important than perfectly placed dinnerware.
I hope this little tip makes balancing your life a little easier!
What helps you get more done everyday? Do you have any multi-tasking tips to share? If so, leave a comment and let me know!