I love knowing that my words help people. I only started blogging to connect with people while the List & Assist app is under development, but over the last few months, my words have resonated with people both online and offline. I’ve seen this through interactions on my FB page, comments on my blog posts and chats over coffee. Words are wonderful 🙂
I recently published a blog about how I fit it all in. I focused on a few key areas such as establishing a morning routine to get out the door on time, knowing when to outsource and how to increase productivity. If you missed the first installment, grab it here: Getting It Done
Unsurprisingly, this notion of ‘getting it done’ and/or ‘fitting more in’ strikes a chord with many of us. It’s a popular topping amongst bloggers too.
I’ve been devouring a lot of new blogs in the last week and I found 2 other awesome bloggers who have recently published their own views on the topic.
Georgia from ‘We Are Up With The Birds’ is a super busy mum of 4 who is an advocate for routine to keep everything ticking over.
Georgia shares some great tips that her family uses such as:
- Programming blocks of time in a planner for activities like study and exercise
- Completing a weekly meal plan (my family really needs to start doing this…we are so ad hoc in this area!)
- Ordering groceries online
- Sharing the load – both amongst the kids and with your partner
- Making sure coffee is part of the equation – a girl after my own heart 🙂
Another fellow blogger – Melinda from The United States of Mama had a different take on getting it done. Having recently returned to the workforce after being a stay at home mum, Melinda normalises that sometimes ‘shit happens’ when trying to combine work and family. For example:
- You can’t ‘wing it’ for dinner more than 3 nights in a row….(this one is SO me; a 4-year-old can’t eat a cheese sandwich every day for lunch and dinner until the end of time*)
- Whether its’s personal or business the kids will zero in on the fact you have an important email to send….everytime!!
My final thoughts are these: there are clearly some great ideas out there on how to do more or do it better, but it’s important to remember that sometimes it all goes to pot…the coffee pot that is 😉
I would highly recommend you check out both Georgia’s and Melinda’s blogs so you can get a full hit of their wisdom. You can find them:
*don’t panic, some days I mix it up by making and ham and cheese sandwich!