Question of the week – organising your children

I’m going to be doing a talk later this month on organising for children.

What are your biggest challenges in this area?

I’ll also be hosting a free teleseminar and I’ll share the 5 most common areas, so have at it – let loose with your frustrations, concerns, challenges or where you’d just like some ideas.

P.S. I thought I’d show you my minimalist children. When we get to them in the mornings, their beds have nothing but the sheet and maybe a book.

Connor started this trend and I see he’s taught his sister well 🙂

How do you start your week off purposefully?

I’ve been on leave from my full-time job for the last two weeks and I go back on Tuesday.

That has been all the incentive I’ve needed to get our home sorted to start our week purposefully.

Today I

  1. cooked a meal, enough for 8 portions (4 meals for us)
  2. made my weekly menu plan, both for us and for the kids, and made notes about when I have to actually cook (I don’t cook every day)
  3. decluttered my fridge and freezer (is it just me or is there something so satisfying about finishing bits of food, throwing away old foods and organising it all nicely?!)
  4. threw a load of laundry in the machine, ready to go first thing when I wake tomorrow
  5. tidied the kitchen and laundry

Even though everything isn’t as clean or as organised as I’d like it to be (don’t even think about peeking into my laundry), I feel calm, organised in my mind and ready to tackle the week.

We women are the home managers (in most cases) and if we’re prepared and organised, the whole tone of the home is peaceful, calm and in order – just like I like it!

How do you start your week off purposefully?

Question of the week – what’s your favourite part of Christmas?

With just over a month to go before Christmas, you’re probably thinking about decorations, gifts, family, church, friends, Christmas cards, etc.

One of my absolute best Christmases was two years ago.

Dion and I decided to do our own thing at home, just the two of us. Because of that, I had no stress, nothing.

I looked forward to it all because I knew it was simply a time of us being together.

At the last minute, an uncle invited us over and I literally threw together a salad to take with us, and we were off.

Low expectations and we ended up having a fabulous time.

I’m wondering… what is your favourite part of Christmas?

Question of the week – watching TV

I’ve never been a huge TV fan but I will admit that I do love Dr Phil and Oprah.

For a good few years I would tape Dr Phil during the day and then watch Oprah live and the taped Dr Phil at night.

Enter the babies.

Well, people ask how I manage to get things done. The short answer is …no more TV.

Except my unwinding time every day (The Bold and The Beautiful :)) and The Amazing Race on Monday nights.

I just worked it out – that’s 160 minutes or 2.6 hours a week.

How much TV do you watch every week?

Question of the week – cell phone etiquette

One of my pet peeves is when people are talking to me, their cell phone rings and they take the call.

Personally, I feel disrespected as it’s like I’m less important than the call, or the person on the phone.

Something related to this is when people check their phones every couple of minutes, almost as if your conversation is boring, and then texts back.

And we wonder why we feel overwhelmed!

But that’s just me.

It could be because one of my highest values is connection. I don’t know.

Enough about me, though.

How do you feel about cell phones?

If you’d like help creating a life you absolutely love, contact me about my coaching services.

Question of the week – mental clutter

Dublin, Ireland, 2008

When I say the words “mental clutter” …

  1. what do you immediately think of?

  2. do you struggle with mental clutter?

  3. which questions regarding mental clutter would you most like me to answer?

Don’t overthink this – leave me your comment to one, two or all of the above questions 🙂

I have half a post done but want to make sure I answer all your questions.

If you’d like help creating a life you absolutely love, contact me about my coaching services.

What are your Sunday night rituals?

Sunday night has always been a transition for me – an easing out of weekend and easing into the work week.

Some things I typically do is:

  1. plan the week ahead – make sure all appointments are in my paper diary and allocate time for my weekly tasks
  2. plan our menus for the week
  3. plan the babies’ food for the week
  4. pack my work bag (I use a fun handbag on the weekends)
  5. pack my lunch for Monday

What are some of your Sunday night rituals?

How do you organise your jewellery?

When I posted the first question of the week  6 weeks ago, Melina wrote to me and asked me this question:

How do you keep your earrings, bracelets and necklaces organised?

I referred her to the search button on the left of the blog because I’ve blogged before about organising jewellery 🙂

So, how do YOU keep your jewellery organised?

Let’s talk bookshops

The question of the week is…

When you go to a bookstore, what’s the first section you go to?

I go to the journals and notebooks section first and then self-development (the goals/ time management part).

Over to you!

What’s your favourite room in your house?

Here’s this week’s question:

What’s your favourite room in your house?

Mine? My study, because it is the sunniest room and I love light, there’s a reading chair and my desk is exactly how I like it 🙂

Over to you!

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