Last week I shared the first of a series of quick and simple workout for busy moms that you can do from anywhere and anytime. And I have to say, despite it being super fast I still had to be very conscious about not skipping this workout. Although I aimed to do this in the morning before starting work, there were days (a lot actually) where I didn´t get to it before going to bed. So yes I did it, but I need to work more on getting this as part of my routine.
I have always loved reading and since I am a big productivity / get things done fan, there are quite some books in that genre on my bookshelf. Obviously, since becoming a mom there´s not as much time to read anymore but I do try to squeeze in some daily reading either on my commute or before going to sleep. Since time has become an even more scarce resource nowadays, I have re-read quite some books on how to efficiently manage your time and getting things done. The better you use your time, the more a busy mom can get done right?
So you want to work from home or you want to increase the number of days you work from home? I guess I don´t have to ask you why. Saving the commute and thus saving a lot of time every day resulting in more time to be at home with your little ones. Having a better work life balance and not having simple things like doctor appointments mess up a whole working day thereby eating up all your holidays. But, what´s in it for your employer if you work from home (more)?
Before becoming a mom, I was quite sporty, my week usually involved field hockey training (twice), a couple of times to the gym and a few runs. Boy, did things change! The past year I have been sponsoring my gym and the field hockey club for hardly going and my running shoes have mainly been collecting dust. Busy, tired and completely caught up in the daily chaos that this motherhood gig brings, working out was usually the first thing I would skip. So after one year of workout failing, I figured it was time for a change and for finding a way that would allow me to do some working out amidst this daily mom chaos.
There you are, after a year of hard work and the chaos that this motherhood gig brings, finally the holidays are there. Two weeks of relaxing, beaches, nice food, reading and sunbathing. Call me naïve, but that is still somewhat how I started this trip. Yes, obviously I knew it would be different this time going on holidays with a kid (less relaxing probably) but still, I did not really count on a working holiday.