Good News Monday
7 Hot Tips to Get Through Each Day of Your Week
Monday | Mane
Make your bed
Experts suggest that the small effort of making your bed each day (or at least the start of the week) can greatly improve your productivity for the rest of the day by setting the right intention.
BONUS POINTS: When you, your partner or your kids do it TOGETHER!
Tuesday | Turei
Tick off one key job
By ticking off at least one key job from your to-do list, helps you to progress family, life or career plans and enables you to regain a sense of control. Putting pen to paper, although odd in the digital age, is a powerful thing…do this regularly and see how your progress moves.
BONUS POINTS: If you tell your partner, friend, boss or colleague – accountability is imperative in reaching your goals!
Wednesday | Wenerei
Wake up early
Have you heard about the 5am Club? Some people suggest doing this everyday…I’m not! But at least starting with one-day a week (and why not Hump day?) to rise early, walk, run, stretch, meditate and make time for YOU has got to be good. Let’s start this week!
BONUS POINTS: If you manage to get to bed before 9pm on Tuesday night! Because damn you Netflix and wanting time to yourself when the kids are in bed or just because!
Thursday | Taite
Think about your thoughts
You could also call this ‘mindfulness’. Ask yourself what thoughts commonly take up your waking (or trying to sleep) mind? What plays through your head a lot? What’s that incessant ‘itch’ you can’t quite scratch? Dig deep. Stop and think about those thoughts and discover what they’re trying to tell you.
BONUS POINTS: If you open up and share it with a loved one or someone you trust.
Friday | Paraire
Feed the fun!
Just because we’re self-respecting adults, does not exclude us from fun, OR play for that matter. Will the child from within and remember what you love and that which feels fun for you. For me, it’s dancing in the kitchen, dancing with my kids after watching a movie and hearing the preceding words from my 6-yr old son saying “pick me up” because he loves dancing in my arms and I’m a sucker!
BONUS POINTS: If it gets your heart rate going!
Saturday | Rahoroi
Soothe your soul
You’ve made it through the week and now it’s time to make time for YOU! Catch up for coffee with a friend, take a bath, book a massage, get your ‘hair did’, go out for a date with your partner or simply wiggle your bare feet and toes into some fresh green earthy grass – it’s an actual thing…called grounding and I don’t think we do it enough.
BONUS POINTS: If you can keep it under $50…because we’re worth it, but also because we’re adults with bills! ha ha
Sunday | Ratapu
Start family stand-up meetings
Your family (whatever that looks like for you) is your greatest team, your greatest asset and it really does hold true that Together Everyone Achieves More. Any time that suits on a Sunday, start having stand up meetings to schedule the week ahead. Plan with your team, who needs to do what, set priorities, must-dos and nice to-dos, either way, get ALL involved. It’s not your job to take that mental and physical load each week. Ask for what you need and empower others!
BONUS POINTS: If you can involve the kids with around 50% of the responsibility. As parents, we are their biggest teachers and role models, so start them early.
Implement these actions into each day of your week this week
and see what changes for you. We can do this together!
Te Whare Tapa Whā
Supporting your spiritual, mental, physical
and family Well-being
Till next time…