Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A Winning Morning Routine!

Late nights are so much fun ... but only until you have to hit that snooze button 8 times to drag your groggy self out of bed exactly 20 minutes before office starts. Lo and behold, all hell breaks loose! Unironed clothes, a rumbling tummy, a rush-hour madness on the roads and a grumpy you! Sigh, could mornings be any better than this? The answer is YES. If only you could squeeze in a perfectly trimmed out morning routine! Not just a simple "wakeup-shower-eat-go" type but the one to get your mental, physical and spiritual wheels churning and keep you more energized and self-fulfilled.

Here are 6 things you can do to ensure a great, healthy start to your day:

1. Wake up early

Allow yourself at least 2-3 hours of peace before you head out to combat the exhausting daily grind, because early birds do indeed catch the worm. Enough to burst our bubbles is the fact that none of those highly successful people we idolize sleep until late to eat their lunch as a breakfast, so why should we? ;)

2. Put technology away

That one unread Facebook notification or an email is more inviting than the heavenly aroma of a freshly cooked Biryani but let not the temptation make you a victim to passive browsing. Before you know it, an hour will be gone!

3. Prepare your body for the day

Exercise, walk, jog or dance whatever your heart desires - 15-20 minutes will suffice and get you on your winning feet like a ninja!

4. Feed your Soul

Try taking out 15 minutes every morning to start your day with some quiet meditation. Just let your mind relax and prepare itself for the day ahead. Alternatively, 15 minutes of morning yoga can also actually help reach a zen state and prepare you for the craziness that lies ahead.

5. Fuel your Mind

Nourish your brain with stuff that lights your fire and broadens your intellectual horizon like updating yourself with daily world news, reading a great book, jotting down your to-do list or simply taking out time to update a journal.

6. A Breakfast for Champions

Hide away those artificially flavored cereals, chocolate oozing waffles and Nutella toasts. You are what you eat, so eat for success and that you will be! Fibers, proteins and fruits will keep you fresh and full.

Most importantly, smile and be in your best spirits as you surprise your boss by reaching work before her! You look well rested and absolutely gorgeous. Have a nice day! ;)

Monday, 16 January 2017

6 Simple things to help you declutter!

With the ‘New year, new me’ mantra still reverberating in our ears, it's just the time to start new. And the first thing to hit the refresh button on is….your wardrobe? Nay! It’s that living space which sets a positive tone.

‘Decluttering’ helps regain your focus, kick off unnecessary stress and gives you a lot of room for newer, more exciting things.  Yayy! And cherry on the top is that being organized adds to your classy persona! So, let’s get you started with these six simple tricks that can work for about any family and in the tightest schedule.

1. Get everyone into the Groove

As you embark on a decluttering adventure, save yourself those hair tearing, nerve-racking moments by making sure everyone in the house shares your frequency. Yes, even that trouble maker who shamelessly dumps clothes on the floor, leaves dishes where they are and sneaks out before they meet your eye!

2. Delegate Tasks

Throw away your ‘super woman’ robe and stop being a sacrificial lamb NOW. ‘Division of Labor’ is the smartest way to go around as you can delegate tasks like sorting those ‘piles of files’ and that monstrous heap of clothes to dad and kids. Or hire help! Just be kind to your tiny fragile shoulders, please!

3. Involve Kids

Not only is it productive but it also inculcates some essential life skills in them. After all, if they can fiddle with those gadgets, they can pretty well make their beds too, right? Make it fun by having a game, a sibling’s competition or simply playing ‘Barney Clean-up’ song to get them on their toes.

4. Designate a place for everything

That jumble of newspapers, files, shoes, clothes and that useless collection of bric-a-brac sitting idly in your living room, need to have a dedicated place. Invest in smart organizers, spacious baskets, and portable closets to give them a home! 

5. Do little at a time

Decluttering will feel like a cumbersome task if you take it like one. Set smaller goals, focus on one area/ room at a time and make it a routine ritual to get more done in less time.  Little steps go a long way. 

6. Get rid of things you don't need

Being a hoarder never helped anyone! Toss, Donate, hand them down or Olx – create a breathing space for you and your house by getting rid of those extras. And for next time, buy only the utterly essential items. 

So folks, roll up those sleeves and get started already!
Best of luck for Mission Decluttering!!