Updated: Jan 13
As we enter into the second week of lockdown many are juggling several roles such as being a parent, an employee, a business owner, a teacher and more. The list goes on and on and one!!
After attending a couple of training sessions last week, there were some good tips that were given and I am going to share them with you in this blog while adding a few of my own;
*Have a weekly schedule and have this planned before the start of the week. I personally find that doing this on Saturday or Sunday works best for me.
*Time block your days - know what your doing by the hour so you can increase your productivity during the day (this will work for some and not others).
*When planning, ensure you will meet all of your holistic needs from the physical, emotional, educational, social, (virtual) and spiritual.
*Ensure that your to-do list is short and is written in a S.M.A.R.T way; smart, measurable, achievable, realistic and is within a time frame.
*We all have big goals but sometimes get discouraged by the wait, it has often been said that we live in a microwave generation where we want things to be done by the click of our fingers. In saying this, with every small win, regardless of what it is, make sure you celebrate it in a way that is not counter productive.
*If you usually do the school runs in the morning, your use to waking up at a certain time to get the kids ready but with the schools closed, continue to wake up at the same time as if you were still preparing the kids for school (or earlier) and use this to your advantage. Start early and give yourself a head start for the day.
*Avoid having lie-ins.
*Have a work schedule that fits in with work as well as home schooling and create an environment or atmosphere that would work to you and/ children's advantage.
*Take short breaks, being on the computer or on the phone all day can be very overwhelming so have a walk around and have some screen free time.
*Limit your time on social media. Having the intention to go onto Tik tok for 5 minutes, can easily turns into 2 hours and these 2 hours could have been spent doing something else. If your having down time then go for it but if you have things to do, try and avoid being on there for too long. On the flip side, many people have said that being on social media affects them in a negative way and if it does, its important to take a break as and when you need to.
*When work and home schooling has finished, be sure to clear the table and have your living room space again and do something fun with the family such as watching a movie, going for a walk, etc.
*Drink plenty of water throughout to day to keep yourself hydrated and functioning at your best.
If there are other things that you do, please feel free to leave me a comment.
Until next time,
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