From the monthly archives: February 2014
Fab start  on a to-do list (via The Organised Housewife)

Fab start on a to-do list (via The Organised Housewife)

Happy Tuesday!  Today is Super Tuesday – when I kick in to super-speed mode and smash out a big day on all fronts.

Fuelled by coffee (all catch-ups today are taken at cafes when I can), I have jam-packed my day full of meetings, networking, finishing off, planning, big thinking, then after work I have a stock-take to  complete, labels to attach, a giveaway promo to prepare (hooray for that one!)…

That giant to do list of mine is getting attacked on all fronts.

The secret to a successful Super Tuesday for me goes like this:

  • Write a detailed to do list. Make your jobs specific, like ‘finish reviewing x report, and send back for editing’ or at home ‘clean three shelves in pantry’ or ‘sort through odd sock pile and throw out/ up cycle any remaining solo socks’. Check out The Organised Housewife for some great printables and tips.
  • Make sure you aim high! Write a giant list when you first get up, you can use it as a base for your next Super Tuesday.
  • Do it on a day when you are going to have some energy. For me Monday is rough after the weekend, Wednesday I am well and truly into my week. Tuesday is about right. This works well for me as I work five days a week.  Change it up to suit your routine.
  • Ban all distractions.  No social media, no TV, no time-wasting and no procrastinating.  If it’s not on the list, don’t do it.  Push back on meetings, lunch dates, anything you can to give yourself the best chance of success.
  • Tackle your most dreaded jobs first.  Make the awkward phone call.  Clean the crisper/ veg drawer in the fridge. Tackle the most complex report.  Whatever it is, tackle the big stuff first.
  • Take the time at the end of your Super day to reflect on how it went. What did you smash through? What gave you a lot of satisfaction when you finished?  What took you longer that you thought? How did you go with your tough jobs?  What’s left for next week? 
  • Reward yourself!  Read a magazine, spend a bit of time on Facebook, Instagram, whatever your favourite social media time waster/pleasure is.  The point is to take the time to celebrate you much you rocked it on Super Tuesday!

Enjoy xx

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The beginning of the next phase… Big School!

The beginning of the next phase… Big School!

This week marked a big event in our household.

The littlest member of our tribe started ‘big school’.

It seems like only yesterday we were grappling with the sheer challenge/joy of having four babies under five (we think of that time as Zombieland).

Trips to the park were exercises in military logistics, two twin prams, a twin nappy bag, plus an extra bag wherever we went, special ‘multiple birth’ car seats (narrow bases – most cars can’t squeeze 3 baby seats across the back).

Dozens of nappies.

Each week.

Constant feeding, changing, bathing, teething.

Learning to roll over, crawl, walk, repeat!

Vaccinations, trips to the kids hospital, questioning out ability to even be parents, let alone ‘good’ parents (is she too hot, is he too cold, do you think he’s still hungry?)

Then in a flash, we have four independent little souls who are off at school, finding their own way, turning into lovely young people (most times!) before our eyes.

I remember wishing when our youngest was little, that she would walk soon, talk soon, then all of a sudden she was.

Over the past few years, I’ve learned it’s important to cherish the moments as they come.  Sure some are more of a challenge that others, but all too soon, they pass, and the kids have moved on and we are left reminiscing.

So this week I am enjoying seeing Little L discover the joys of ‘big school’ just like I did the first time around. I am enjoying watching her master writing and building sandcastles and riding a tricycle.

Hope the first week at school went well at your place too!

Enjoy xx

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