“B, stressss laahhh!!”
The word that I always used whenever I feel stressed, too tired or handling too many things. I always turn to my husband because he is a great listener and a great supporter everytime I feel overwhelmed.
Although turning to him and listening to his words of comfort is always,well……comforting. I think I need to handle my stress better or else my kids will remember me being a stressful mother and they will only remember a stressful childhood. No, not gonna let that happen.
So in 2019, I want to change that perspective. I want to change the words that I say to my husband whenever he asked about my days. I want to change how I see the whole thing. Instead of being stress, I want to be more organized and manage my time well.
1) 2 planners.
1 for my business and 1 for my personal use. I am lucky that my team have provided me with this planner. It is a daily planner. You set your plan for that whole month, your target, your to do list and my favourite part is “sleep to success” – you write your goals before sleep.
It has everything that a business person need.
As for the personal planner, I found that Tudung People has an amazing one. The selling point was definitely the habit tracker and the quran reading. I’m sold!
Ok, tick on that
Ahhhh, this is something that I always wanted to do. But just by looking at the mess and thinking all the work that need to be done, I just shut myself down. So after khatam all the Marie Condo episodes, I found joy in cleaning up.
It starts with
my (our) closet. No, not piling it on my bed cause that means we will be sleeping on the floor for weeks. But just by decluttering, organizing, give away clothes that doesn’t spark joy to you, it sure is comforting. Never felt that much of joy when seeing my closet this organized, guys.
I keep asking my husband “Do you like it sayang?” “Isn’t it nice to see all the clothes this organized” “You better keep it neat. Or elseeee” haha
And do you know what his reply? “What took you so long to be more organized like this?” Damn.. kena already.
One thing I learned from this experience, there is no magic to success. You want a cleaner house, a more organized house, you gotta work it out. All you need it that extra knowledge (on the folding, organize things in boxes, what to keep and what to let go, disciplines etc) and most importantly – you are willingly to put in the effort.
Trust me, you won’t enjoy the process at first, but as you see all the things gets into places, you will learn so much more than just cleaning up.
Yes. No shortcut to success.
3) Have a night and morning routine
I always done this in school – pack my bags and get my clothes ready the night before. But somehow, along the way, I forgot that doing this really helps you to stay focus the following day. Definitely help with the stress.
Since school starts, Ive been doing this to my kids. Help them to pack their bags together and their clothes all ironed for the following day.
Sleep early! That means by 10pm, the kids are all asleep so they could wake up early the next morning.
Happy kids = Happier mom
Another thing that I want to do is to start back with my 5am routine. I did that in 2018 but somehow after getting pregnant, my body just wants to be lazy. haha
I noticed that when I started to become lazy in exercising, that’s when I start to be extra tired and cranky. Everyone knows the benefit of exercising. If you are always feeling tired and stress, you should go out and move!
So even pregnant, I’ll make it a point to go for a walk every Monday and Wednesday, swimming during the weekends.
Ahhh… so relaxing
The key is to be more organized. Multitasking is good but at times, it can gives you more than you can handle.
Planning for blogging is another area that need to be plan well, I cannot be blogging everyday and not doing it for the rest of the year.