It humors me slightly that I just wrote that title when I feel like I’m not getting anything done during this pregnancy. But in retrospect, that’s not exactly true; and feelings are never the best barometer of progress.
So in the interest of keeping things short for those who have a lot to do and not much time to do it, here it is.
My number one tip for getting things done during pregnancy is if you feel like doing something, do it!
I surely hope your world isn’t so small and fragile that it is now shattered. This is not rocket science, but it has been a huge help to me.
Case and point, in case you’re not quite tracking (I wouldn’t be either yet), every now and then I put the girls in bed and think, I’ve got twenty minutes until Paul comes home, I could clean a bathroom. If that thought even enters my mind, boom! I’m going to do it. Because honestly, the next time I have that time, or energy, or inclination… it could be in three weeks.
Disclaimer: I don’t always wait for a feeling to do something and I do try to clean the bathrooms more often than every three weeks.
That being said, energy really does come and go on a whim during pregnancy; if you’re motivated to do something go ahead and get it done.
Many times the next day I will think, I could not possibly do that right now! I’m so glad I did it when I thought about it.
This can apply to housework, errands, doing something special with your kids, meals, just about anything.
Well, that probably didn’t change your life, but there’s enough awesome stuff out there that can do that, right?
What is your number one rule for getting things done during pregnancy?