You guys, I’m going back to work in ONE WEEK. It is blowing my mind that this time next week, I’ll be WORKING!
I’m a mixed bag of emotions right now!! Firstly, I love my job so much. I have amazing co-workers and I get to do what I’m passionate about doing!! Buuuuut I will miss my lazy days with my babies. This time around I’m only going back 4 full days instead of 5 which means I’ll have one more day with the babes! That day gives me soo much peace. It was so different going back last time because I was already 4 months pregnant with London and I knew I’d be back home in 5 months. All that being said, I am SO excited for this new season!!
But with the transition, I know I need to get my butt in gear!! And for me that means ORGANIZING EVERYTHING!
4 WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE:
Here’s what I’m doing to help keep our household organized as I make the transition back to work!
ORGANIZE WORK CLOTHES
I’m saying PEACE OUT to the days of wearing leggings all day/every day and HELLO to wearing cute work clothes! Because my body has changed so much in the past two years, I needed to update up my wardrobe. I purged a BUNCH of clothes and then found some new tops. My favourite one that I’m wearing in these pics is from Pink Blush. I wore a ton of their stuff during pregnancy but they also make cute non-maternity clothes too! This top is my favourite. So comfy and goes with everything! I’m in love with the puffy sleeves.
I’m going to lay my clothes out the night before. It saves me sooo much time in the morning!
PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE
Mornings are going to be CRAZY. James will still be working in October so on days where we have outside care, I’ll need to have things organized and ready to go. For me that means, laying out my clothes + kids clothes, make my lunch and make sure there is food for the kids, and meal prep for dinner next day. This list makes me a bit anxious thinking about it BUT I’m reminding myself that spending 30 minutes the night before is waaay better than being a train wreck who’s late to work the next day!!
Meal planning will SAVE YOUR LIFE. Ok, not like Jesus will but it will save your sanity. It seriously helps us soooo much. We tend to plan out the meals on Saturday and then do our big shop Sunday morning (we’ll have to change that to Saturday soon as I will be working Sundays!) I try to make at least one meal that will have leftovers. Check out my pinterest board for meal ideas! I write it all out in my planner and then check to see the day before if I need to defrost or do any other prep!
This is something that I just started to do but it is helping me sooo much! It’s super simple and probably a lot of you are doing it but you basically just block out time in your weeks for different things. This will be VITAL for me to do when I’m back at work. Obviously I’ll have to do it with my workload but also for my evenings. I have a blog/IG, beautycounter biz, workouts etc etc to fit in. So when I time block, I give that thing undivided attention and don’t get distracted with watching IG stories (which I soooo do, all the time!!) Time blocking has helped me become WAY more productive!
I’d love to hear what keeps you organized!! Let me know your tips in the comments!