I mentioned on my Instagram the other day that I think I underestimated the juggling act of four kids, running a business and working non-stop.. So how do we do it all, and still have time to recover? Organisation! I know that I say this incredibly often, but it is so overlooked and such a simple part of life that we really do need to set time aside to plan out the week(s) ahead. If you set aside an hour a week to plan out all of the things you have to do for the coming week, keep a diary and calendar and plan in advance, I can almost guarantee that some of the every day stresses will decrease.
Here are a few key things that us as a family do to keep on top of our life:
- Sunday, I plan out the week ahead, this includes: - Meal planning and prep and organising an online delivery for mid-week also.
- Planning the kids: - Figuring out who is looking after who and who is picking up who from where.
- Diary/Appointments- - Write in the diary for any upcoming events or events that we need to arrange. I also plan out my training session times, as often, the only time I can make it in, tends to be early mornings- which needs to be accounted for.
Before bed each night, here are the things I get ticked off:
- Kids uniforms out
- Breakfasts premade
- School lunches prepared
- Twins nappy bag packed
- Clothes picked and laid out
Here are some key things I personally plan out:
- Family Time
- Alone Time
- Couple Time