As we are well on the way into the 4th quarter of the year, I have always said I like my goals to be set in September. I just do not feel January is a realistic time to say you are going to do this, that and the other. Its a tough month after the hype of December and lets be honest we are still eating left over Heroes or Roses and saying the diet starts in February.
That being said, how do you set goals and stay focused as we head towards the end of 2020?
At present quite a few of us are in the same boat in terms of the fact that we are out of routine at home. This may be due to a number of different reasons for example perhaps you are furloughed from work, maybe your children are back into full time education or just started nursery school; getting back into a routine can be challenging and if like me, you are not used to being at home by yourself what the heck do you do for those hours by yourself?
Now that school is back one of the biggest burdens is making a packed lunch that children can and will eat. Most of the time parents find that children ask for the same lunch everyday and while they do not tire of it, it would prove beneficial to try and squeeze in as many of the food groups as possible for a well rounded balance diet.
During quaratine a lot of people focus on decluttering their home but it isn’t just about your home, you must make time to declutter your mind also. This time is a crazy one and your mental health can really suffer with the feelings of uncertainty and your mind working overtime. Take this opportunity to move the centre of attention to yourself when you can and give some of these prompts below an opportunity to help you regain focus. (more…)
We are now nearly 2 months into lockdown and to be perfectly honest, I do not know where the time has gone. I think I realized quite quickly at the beginning that we where going to be in this for the long hall and I was in the mindset that I needed to be proactive to get through it. That mindset has been so beneficial in so many ways and I am so thankful I made that decision early.
When the lockdown started a month ago nearly, I had set some goals that I wanted to achieve whilst at home before the time came to go back to work. It’s a funny old time but really, I’m viewing it as an amazing opportunity to be at home with my family. We will more than likely never get this time again, it’s like a bonus maternity leave period!
Easter is looking a little bit different this year. It falls on the same date of course, Sunday 12th April, but with physical and social distancing recommendations in place all the usual Easter outings and family gathering have been placed on hold. Here are six ideas for celebrating Easter at home and whilst still bringing the fun factor.
The last week has been a learning curve for everyone in the family. Not only is Olivia now doing schoolwork from home, but Chris and I are just trying to find our own flow in the house with a three-year-old thrown into the mix! It has been an adjustment that for sure, but I have been pleasantly surprised as its been quite enjoyable…although ask me that again in a few weeks!