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Self-care series: Self-care ideas for busy Moms

Focusing on your kids while focusing on your career, your partner, your finances, your responsibilities, and all of those myriads of other things we inevitably end up having to deal with, can leave you drained and depleted. What most parents, and moms in general, forget to focus on is themselves. There never seems to be enough time or space or money or whatever the excuse is to take care of themselves. Yes, our lives are busy. Yes, we do have seemingly more important things to focus on. Yes, we are allowed to live for our kids. But no – you are not allowed to forget yourself. And no, self-care is not selfish. You are not taking time or money or space away from the people you love. You are not neglecting your kids when you take care of you. In actual fact, you are improving yourself for them. You are ensuring that you have the mental clarity, the energy, the patience and the willingness to give them more of yourself, more of the time.

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Simplify series: Zero waste daily essentials kit

A few of my favourite things that I carry with me at all times - to ensure I don't have the need to buy single-use plastics, to take care of my health, and to help look after the earth

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Simplify series: Morning routine for productivity

I strongly believe that having a morning routine is essential to ensuring productivity, and is monumental in your journey to success. The mornings are your time to start the day fresh, new, and on your own terms. If the morning flows smoothly, it gives you momentum and energy to tackle the rest of your day. Start strong, finish strong!

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Simplify series: Meal planning

I have been planning on doing meal planning for years. Literally four years… I don’t know why I struggle with it, because I am an awesome planner. Maybe that is my issue – I tend to over complicate things and try to plan the heck out of anything and everything. But now I am giving it another go, maybe my last try at organizing this seemingly unorganisable part of my life and one of the biggest headaches I have every single day. What made it difficult for me was the unpredictability of my household’s appetite and eating habits. Today, they will all get home starving, tomorrow nobody is hungry. Or I cook extra so that we can have lunch the next day but then they enjoy the food so much they eat it all on the night. You guessed it, no lunch the following day. I still have no solution for these problems, but going to attempt to be successful this time.

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Simplify series: Mess leads to stress, so declutter!

I love the saying mess causes stress. It is definitely true in my life – the messier and chaotic my surroundings, the messier and chaotic my mind. I get anxious when I am surrounded by unorganized untidiness, and even more so when that untidy area is what is supposed to be my safe space – my home. Although clutter has not formally been recognized as a known stressor, the link between a cluttered home and increased levels of cortisol has scientifically been shown, and I am sure many of my readers will agree. Stress is definitely amplified by mess as clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain.

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Simplify series: Put your life on autopilot

In my quest for the simple life, I have removed so much from my life that whatever is left can be considered really important. Even life-affirmingly important. Unfortunately, there are still a few things left that, although important, are not that important that I want to spend my decision-making powers on it. Things like paying bills, deciding what is for dinner, and remember who has their birthday when. Fortunately, there is an easy way to deal with many of these small “annoyances” and errands – automate!

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Simplify series: Save money, time, space and energy by making use of a budget

Simplify your life, save time, money, energy and space by starting to use a budget. Free monthly budget template.

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Simplify series: Save money, time, space and energy by changing to a capsule wardrobe

Simplify your life, save time, money, energy and space by changing to a capsule wardrobe. Free printable

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Simplify series: Single-tasking for the win!

Decrease anxiety by simplifying your life: for increased productivity and focus become a single-tasker & forget multitasking.

Part of my Simplify your life series If you liked what you saw, please remember to subscribe to my channel, and hit the bell so that you get notified when I publish new videos.

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Simplify series: Rock a routine to simplify your life

Routines are those daily habits, those things that you do exactly the same, at the same time, on the same days. Routine makes kids feel safe, and as an adult, you will notice they have the power to calm and ground you. Knowing what to expect, and preparing for it in advance, takes the surprise (and exhaustion that goes with it) out of your day, freeing up your mind and energy to focus on the things that matter.

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