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TIPS ON JUGGLING LIFE- HOW I DO IT ALL

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 - "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 everyday lifestyle hacks. 

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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 changed out of my PJs. 

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. The list is mostly handwritten on my daily journal but things that need to be prioritized make it to the phone reminder calendar. 

3) Maintain a calendar - I have a home calendar that husband and I share, and social calendar that I would share with my friends and relatives. I used to have a work calendar that I would share with my boss, but ever since I quit my job- I have one less calendar to track. Doesn't save me any significant time though. 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. 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 our 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 other chores. I used to vacuum every other day, at least the most-traffic areas like kitchen, stairs, entryway and family room, but thankfully we now have the iRobot that has to report for duty every other day. It has sure been a life savior and my new house-maid. I even have a name for it- KAANTA bai. I laundry every weekend and dishes I clean pretty much after every meal.

6) Treat yourself to some downtime - picking up a workout class every now and then at LA Fitness  has become my forte  I try to go there at least three times a week, mostly when husband is home, as I get company at the gym. Honestly, I don't like to workout alone, so if husband is not around, I'll try to make it to a group class. 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. Occasionally I would alternate gym with yoga at home which surely helps me keep my sanity. 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 or vine a card game which Riri is getting a hang of would 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??? 


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1 comment

  1. Great tips! We definitely keep a good routine to make life go smoother with everyone at home. With 4 boys especially when they are off from school, we try to have a balance of time together, time outside and time on electronics (that is usually my down time). With only 1 at home when the other are in school, it is a little bit of the same, I take advantage of nap time to go to the gym since my mom in law lives with us.
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