Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Ways to Get More Done
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. It’s easy for caregivers to get overwhelmed by their never-ending to-do lists. Sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done.
Follow these easy and effective tips for getting more done during the day:
1. Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep could hinder your productivity while caregiving so try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
2. Make a Daily To-Do List
Avoid huge lists. Instead, create a daily list of realistic tasks to tackle like unloading the dishwasher, scheduling a doctor’s appointment or paying a bill.
3. Put Your Phone on Silent
Sometimes silence is the best answer. When you really need to get stuff done, turn your cell phone onto silent mode. You can check voicemail later.
Get rid of anything that may distract you from what’s important. Organize rooms, fold clothes and throw away old mail. Don’t leave things unfinished, they will only led to more clutter!
5. Take an Afternoon Workout Break
Feeling that afternoon slump? Try hitting the pavement. Working out during the day can give you a huge boost of energy and add to your productivity.
Blocking out time for specific activities allows you to focus on one task at a time, limiting distractions, procrastination and stress.
7. Stay Healthy
Health and productivity go hand in hand, so stay healthy. This is easier said than done but we all know the rules to staying healthy – eat right, exercise and get enough sleep.
8. Do the Hard Work First
After you’ve completed your most important tasks of the day, then it’s time to tackle the hard stuff. These are the ugly little tasks you’re not looking forward to. Complete those tasks early in the day so you can enjoy the time you have left.
9. Keep a Notepad on Hand
Carry a pen and paper (or your smartphone’s memo app) to catch any useful thoughts that may come to mind.
10. Say “NO”
Don’t stretch yourself too thin. Learning to say no—to going out when you’re tired, to extra projects when you’re swamped—keeps us focused and stress.
To speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!