Tip #1: Keep organized.
Keep an organized schedule of your house chores, time with family, time with partner and other tasks. This will not only save you stress and time, but will also make it easier for you to keep track of the activities going on in your life.
Tip #2: Assign tasks.
Although it might be easier to take care of all household chores by yourself, delegating some of those chores to your spouse and children might be a good idea. Segmenting chores into smaller tasks and rewarding others for performing them might be a good idea.
Tip #3: Multitasking?
Multitasking used to be the number one time management tip of all times. However, eventually people realized that projects involved in multitasking were not completed as they should be. The new time management tip is now to stay focused on doing one thing. There is a healthy balance between the two extremes, though. You can pair off your routine activities that do not require much mental energy with mentally-enticing ones. Be sure to handle only what you can and don't push yourself.
Tip #4: Saying "No".
Saying no to requests that you cannot handle might seem obvious enough, but it can be difficult for a mom. However, if you say yes to everything, you are disappointing others as well because you can not perform the request at your best. Therefore, look through your priorities and say no to the ones that do not need to be done absolutely necessarily.
Tip #5: Shortcuts are good.
If you can find a way to get the same job done in a shorter period of time, go ahead. It is acceptable to take shortcuts if it means that the objective is still met (example: family is fed, homework is done, etc.), just in a much shorter time span.
Tip #6: Routines help.
When you stick to basic routines like going to bed at the same time, having a prepared dinner menu, sex with your spouse, it saves you much stress and energy. It also saves valuable time trying to figure out what needs to be done.
Tip #7: Be flexible.
While it is important to have a schedule for your day, be open to things that happen unexpectedly. Be flexible within your schedule and you will avoid the stress of uncalled for events making a mess of your entire day.
Tip #8: Don't forget yourself.
While taking care of all your tasks is important, you must delegate some time to yourself. Taking care of yourself not only contributes to your overall well-being, it is also healthy and helps keep you operating at your best. Poor dieting and lack of sleep can make you less productive and organized, thus wasting even more of your limited time. Healthy eating and a good night's sleep will help make you less stressed.