Daily Orders Blog
For most of us, life is stressful right now. On top of our usual commitments and responsibilities, the global pandemic has become a source of anxiety which is seriously impacting the mental health of people all around the world. Believe it or not, planning could be the answer to reducing this anxiety and managing your mental health throughout the pandemic.
Here are a few of my top tips to get stuck into Term 4 without losing your cool.
We’ve all heard the experts preaching to us that we need to be saving money for a rainy day – for our superannuation, for our retirement, for health emergencies, and hopefully for holidays.
But it’s not always easy, is it?
This. This is what makes me happy. Too often we are in such a rush to get the kids to bed that we forget to have fun. Too often one or more of them are mid tantrum due to being tired (or insert reason here...).
They rarely like to play outside by themselves but tonight for some reason they did. They dug in the garden, they made a worksite, they drew with chalk. That gave us enough time to clean up from dinner and actually go outside and have fun with them.
Together we dug. Together we kicked the footy and the soccer ball and watered the garden. We stayed up an hour past their normal bed time and it was quite honestly, the best evening I have had in a long time.
Being a parent is bloody hard work, and in my life as Naval Officer, I had to keep to a pretty tight schedule. We run our household in the same way, almost every night having dinner at the same time, bath, story, bed etc. This is great for routine, but I need to learn to embrace the joy of enjoyment, the joy of the kids having fun, the joy of just spending time, playing. This for me, is very hard, but it is so very important.
In all the chaos of running a family and running 2 businesses between us, I must remember to stop and enjoy our 2 most wonderful creations xx