Before having kids you may have enjoyed a ‘go with the flow’ attitude to life, and then it happens, your first child is born, and you realise that things are going to have to change – a lot! Suddenly you find that even trying to leave the house is a logistical nightmare. Before you know it life becomes one big hectic mix of school runs and ferrying the kids between after-school clubs. If you’re feeling a little frazzled by the ten million things that you need to do it’s time to take a step back and make life easier for yourself. Here are some ideas on how to beat the madness of family life and get organised.
Make a List – or Several!
If your to-do list is trapped inside your head, then it’s time to get it down on paper. Writing out the list of things that you have to do frees up all that room in your head that was spent trying to remember it all. If your list feels impossible to tackle, then break it down into smaller lists of things that need doing right now and the things that can wait a while as they aren’t urgent. Start working through your items bit by bit, and then enjoy that satisfying feeling of crossing it off your list!
Plan for the Future
Many of us carry around worries about the future that we push to the backs of our mind. In reality, all this does is add to our stress as we have a nagging feeling at the backs of our minds.
Tasks such as sorting out a pension, setting up a savings account, and getting a will are all ways to plan effectively for your future. If you want to plan way ahead into the future, you could even set up a pre-paid funeral plan; you can find more information at heartofenglandfuneralcare.co.uk
Planning for the distant future can feel like a rather gloomy task, but having everything in order will make you feel better, and will make life much easier for your kids in the future.
If there’s one thing that you can be sure of, it’s that where there are kids, there’s plenty of clutter! Kids seem to amass absolutely tonnes of stuff from toys to clothes, books to bikes. If you’re fed up of continually tripping over everything and the kid’s wardrobes are bursting at the seams, you may want to go on a mission to declutter your home. It can be tempting to start clearing out every room of the house in one go to get it done, but this can leave you feeling incredibly overwhelmed and surrounded by even more clutter. Instead, it’s best to focus on one room at a time and clear things out logically. Who knows if you decide to sell some of your old stuff, you may even make a bit of money too. A tidy house and some extra cash have to be a winning combination!