STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS- TIPS ON JUGGLING LIFE - MYRIAD MUSINGS

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STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS- TIPS ON JUGGLING LIFE

Not once, but I have been asked several times how I manage/juggle my life and the multiple roles I have to play on a daily basis. My duties as a mom, a blogger, a wife, a home maker, a property manager- "how I manage them all sometimes amazes me. " A big chunk of my duties gets offloaded on days when hubs is at home and pitches to help, but otherwise I am on my own, on my toes nonstop. It used to be daunting at the beginning, but soon I figured out a plan for myself: a plan which was realistic and really helped me keep my sanity. You might not relate to all but I'd still like to share some of my lifestyle hacks. 

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how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

how to wear plaid in winter, fall fashion, mom life, tips on juggling life, dress as shirt, belted wool dress, red cowboy boots, boots of the season, fashion, street style, layered look, cabbie cap, myriad musings

1) Wake up early - my day generally begins at 6:15am and I shower as soon as I wake up. I have never been a shower-the-night-before girl, so the first thing I do in the morning, soon after waking up is take a shower. It is a torture in the winter, but trust me, nothing awakens you more than a bath, the first thing in the morning. I really feel like a #GirlBoss after I have showered and dressed up. 

2) Make a list - organizing your life is the key to an efficient you. Early during the week or Sunday evening I make a to-do list for the entire week and I try to accomplish as much every single  day. 

3) Maintain a calendar - I have a home calendar that husband and I share, work calendar that my boss and I share and social calendar that I would share with my friends and relatives. Having multiple calendars can be a juggle in itself, but at least it keeps me organized. Each calendar has respective alarms and reminders set depending on their importance. 

4) Eat breakfast- this might not be of value to you if you are not a morning-eater, but studies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should always be king-sized. Breakfast is a must in my household, without which I we all can not function. An empty stomach is my worst enemy....hence I like to keep it at bay. You give me a good wholesome breakfast and I am ready to kick asses.... 

5) Sort your chores- I have been lucky to always have cleaning help around the house, which generally happens every three weeks. Despite, the house does get dirty, coz when you have an enthusiastic kiddo around, the house is bound to get dirty. I have my days and time set aside for my chores. I vacuum every other day, at least the most-traffic areas like kitchen, stairs, entryway and family room. I laundry every Wednesday and dishes I clean pretty much after every meal, when I am home. 

6) Treat yourself to some downtime - picking up a workout class at Blast DC has been my best decision. I try to go there at least three times a week, mostly when I am in office as Blast DC is literally two blocks from my work. It is my downtime, when I don't have to cater to anyone or be on the phone or social media. I take this time very seriously coz ever since I started working out, my life has changed. I have more energy, I sleep well and feel much more in control of things. 

7) Spend time with your children- you don't realize but you learn so much from your kids. Spending time with your kids, doing what they enjoy most unplugs you and recharges you for the next challenge. It doesn't necessarily have to be time consuming or mind boggling, but just fifteen minutes, a game of snakes and ladders or Simon says would just turn the 'I-feel-energized' button on. 

8) Pamper yourself- this is my Mantra to a better you. It is okay to go shopping on a weekday. No one will judge you if you go on a girl's night out, or call for a pedi-mani service at home.  Treat yourself to a facial or something that relaxes you. For me it is a haircut and a Bollywood movie with a glass of wine. What is yours??? 


Congratulations to Karen of Lady in Violet, she is the featured blogger of the week. 



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