Being a housewife in “real life” is not as glamorous as the ladies on BRAVO make it out to be. From Atlanta to the OC, they are constantly rocking designer wear from head to toe, jet-setting across the world on kid-free vacations, and are having mimosas on a Monday from noon-until. Although some moms get to enjoy the BRAVO lifestyle, for the majority of housewives, there are no vacations and they are juggling between work, family, bills, and self-care.
Here are some tips to help you balance it all and maybe still have time for a quick mimosa or two.
1. Rise and shine Waking up early definitely takes a certain discipline, but the rewards are completely worth it! Try waking up an extra hour or so, before anyone else in the house has the opportunity to jump out of bed. Doing so will unquestionably help you get more done or simply have that much needed and coveted alone time that you deserve.
2. Plan your week on Sunday Make a list, get post-it notes, whatever you have to do to sit and write down your week at a glance. You don’t have to make charts and graphs but write down the top things that you need to accomplish each day and that will help you stay on top of things. Life gets very busy in the blink of an eye. With a plan, you are half way to the finish line and won’t forget the most important things that need to get done.
3. Eat on time and be healthy Eating on a schedule in actuality helps to maintain insulin levels, keeping your body from going on a roller coaster ride of hunger. When you don’t eat on time, you can become irritable, sluggish, and set yourself up for weight-gain. Fuel up with the family at breakfast and eat smaller portions throughout the day.
4. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate Assign various duties to your children and spouse. They live in the house, they should help clean it too! Take turns with your spouse to do the laundry, grocery shopping, or even picking up the kids. Have your children take out the trash, clean their rooms, and wash the dishes. This will teach them responsibilities and life-long skills that their future selves will thank you for.