Are you exhausted and it’s only 9am?
Does that sound like your life?
When every day begins with a struggle, argument or it feels like an arm wrestle, it doesn’t take too long before you can’t wait for the kids to be out the door and you can head to the peace and quiet of your job.
Your energy levels had actually been ok when you woke, but you look at the clock, and realise its only 9am.
Time to flick into survival mode and get through the day.
What if you didn’t need to start every day with a struggle, and you managed to get the kids out the door without a fight?
Ok, so that might sound a little unrealistic, but what if you could have a peaceful start to your day more often than not. And instead of flicking into survival mode, you had energy and looked forward to your day?
Sounds impossible, but the truth is, it isn’t.
With a little restructuring of your week, and some planning, you have a better chance of making it to 9am ready to start your day, rather than end it.
Want to know how?
1. Write out a list of clothes you will wear for the week. Go one step further, and put all the clothes you need for each particular day on a clothes hanger and label it. Now all you need to do is grab the correct days coat hanger.
2. Prepare your meals for the week in advance. If you aren’t able to put everything together, and have it ready for you to simply cook, then write out what you will do for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, saving you the energy of needing to make the same decision multiple times daily.
3. Get up early. Get up 15mins before your kids wake up and get yourself organised and ready for your day. That way when your kids get up you can be more relaxed with them and more present and you will be surprised at how much smoother your morning will run. Your kids will appreciate this and you will be less stressed.
I would love to hear how you go with any of these tips, or if you have some other tips, please share. If we can help save time in your day, you will have more energy for yourself, and more energy for those important in your life.