Shades of pink in one outfit were friends like powder with rouge on the face. Remembering how the shots appeared in this dress, I smiled and decided to write about much more valuable knowledge - the time that was most difficult to find in the troublesome everyday life of mothers. The time spent in vain and cost it better to organize, as if stretched in space and generously bestowed opportunities. So one day I woke up 6.30 in the morning, slipped out of the room where the Baby still snuffled and watched the morning dreams, drank a cup of espresso, washed her eyes, painted her hair, brushed her hair, winked at a little puffy face, got dressed and already in 7 in the morning was shooting where the idea of photographing the colors of dawn at sunrise brought me. The warm pink sun only rose above the ocean, generously warming the city with rays, and after half an hour another case was done, I returned home to my surprised husband and children.
- Where are you from so smart? Still only 7.30 in the morning ????
- Moms can do anything!
I could hardly consider myself a super organized mother and before my eyes there were examples of mothers of four children who managed to keep up more than me. Nevertheless, I managed to organize the time to take care of my family, home, work on a blog and private styling, do pilates and take care of my appearance and wardrobe. Often I was asked how I manage to do all this and this time I decided to list everything point by point:
1. “The rule of two minutes” - I started using this rule known in time management a year ago and loved it the most. Its essence was simple - not to postpone the things that could be done in 2 minutes. This helped small issues not to accumulate and not turn into a whole train of trifles, which then began to look like chaos in the house or in business. So, for example, if I saw that I needed a couple of minutes to clean things in an apartment, I did it even if it was time to run away from home on business.
2. Doing one thing, do not be distracted from him for an hour.This rule helped me in my work on the blog. As soon as I plunged into an article with my head, I focused, not paying attention to the messages that came to me in instant messengers, sms, push notifications, as the effectiveness of my activity increased. And during this hour I managed to do the same thing, which could easily stretch over two or three.
3. Limitated stay in social networks. Without them, one could hardly have imagined the modern world, but knowing how long and useless it was possible to hang on Facebook or in instagrame, I gave them time in the morning, after the children left for kindergarten and in the evening before bedtime. Returned to the network in the middle of the day only if there was a professional need, but not to view likes, comments and not to like. In both networks, I turned off notifications. Only one of the instant messengers worked on my phone.
4. I did not go to business meetings.I didn’t come to this point right away, sincerely loving communication in my heart over a cup of coffee or lunch. In reality, not all meetings required so much personal presence, but it took them no less than three hours in the end. I made business meetings only if they were really justified, and I resolved other issues by phone or mail.
5. Saved passwords. This simple item saved a lot of time, because any action on the Internet required a password and it was sometimes scary to admit how much it took to restore them! It was possible to save passwords in the application on the phone, in a single file on the computer, or simply write to the organizer.
6. Chose to work the most productive time.Everyone had their time when we felt most energetic. I sluggishly did things after lunch or late in the evening when the children fell asleep. This time I distributed for other matters. And working at the computer sat down after breakfast, feeling a surge of strength and clarity of thought. The most successful light for filming was at dawn or an hour before sunset - and I used it to take photos to the blog.
7. I taught the boys and Beloved to the fact that even in the days when we are all together, I could have had “my own” time. So we came to the conclusion that mom can spend an hour on Pilates. I spent three days a week on sports, from 8 to 9 in the morning - that is, before the start of an active day. To do this, I solved home morning questions in advance (I collected children's backpacks, cooked porridge in the evening of the previous day) and delegated all the other concerns to my husband.
8. Did not go to the grocery store. Having calculated once how much time I spend on trips to supermarkets, I calculated that it is much more profitable to use delivery. I downloaded the application in the phone Instacart and visited grocery stores only if there was a need for women to wander among the products and dream about new recipes. At the same time, I did not waste time shopping in large malls, and most often I bought clothes online.
9. Guarded sleep. Having calculated that I needed approximately 8 hours in order to sleep well, I tried to organize my day in such a way as not to lose them. The kid often woke me up at 6 in the morning, and that meant that around the evening at 10 I had to go to bed. As soon as I began to neglect this rule, fatigue and lack of sleep later gave me lethargy, headache, and bad mood — in a word, what then slowed down any action.
10. I taught myself to rest. Take time out not only from everyday life and children, but also from work and blog. It was incredibly important, even if it took only a few hours a week. This was the iron rule of the Miamians - to work, not forgetting to rest, so as not to forget why you work. The weekend and the time after the garden belonged to the children, but one day, when the children were in the garden, I forced myself not to run to the monitor, exchanging it for the beach.
On me: sweatshirt Sincerely jules; skirt Michele maason; sandals Alexander Wang; suede bag Banana Republic; necklace Kendra Scott; boots Jaggar