I’m a pretty organised person. I have to be. Because I’m super busy. In fact, I can’t think of one person I know who isn’t super busy. It’s just life, isn’t it? But instead of letting it get the better of me I just embrace it and try and stay on top of it. Some days I almost sink under the weight of it all – if my hair is ever in a ponytail, it’s one of those days – other days I just calmly navigate it.
But something I’ve never really done is written down a daily schedule, because I don’t have enough pieces of paper to fit it all on. It can get a bit scary and I normally give up when I get up to 11am. Did I really do all of that just this morning? And I have to do it all again tomorrow? Time for a deep, steadying, breath…
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Here’s what a typical weekday looks like for me and I’ve even left a few things out like painting my fingernails on the bus and drinking coffee in the shower.
I woke up and got straight in the shower. I went to bed dressed in my gym gear because I was going to go for a jog or do my work out DVD but it’s TOO COLD. So, hot, hot shower, on the way I turn off all the heaters in the kid’s rooms (my electricity bill is so high!) and I also turn the kettle on.
I make my coffee. Some mornings I get to drink the whole thing. This will not be one of those mornings. A sprinkle of Benefiber® in my coffee goes undetected because it is tasteless and dissolves completely. Just because I’m crazy busy doesn’t mean I can’t prioritise my health. I iron the school uniforms, pack the school lunches and school bags, submit my story ideas to work and before I know it, it’s 6.15 and I’ll be getting my oldest up for his shower, then my middle child, then my daughter gets up. She had her shower last night but deciding between Elsa hair and Ana hair each morning eats up a lot of precious time.
The kids are in various states of dress and undress and I’m demanding to know, “What They Want For Breakfast?” One order for a crumpet, one for a toasted cheese sandwich and my daughter asks for a bowl of cream (random) which we don’t even have so she settles for butter toast. I also stir two teaspoons of Benefiber® into the kid’s morning juice. I need healthy kids and Benefiber® keeps them regular and helps take care of their fibre needs. The best part is they don’t even know it’s there. It’s the perfect way to start the day. I bake lots of breakfast muffins on the weekend as well and I add Benefiber® to the mixture. Both my children and my husband eat these. Increased fibre intake sorted!
We leave the house, I drop my daughter at preschool and the boys at school and just make the 8.30am bus. Yes, that’s how long it takes to drop them all off to the preschool and schools just down the road due to the traffic. On the bus I read a book, snooze or do some work, depending on how I’m feeling. Whoops, I forgot to eat breakfast.
9.30am – 1.45pm
I’m in the office and it’s like a beautiful and strange land I only get to visit. Everyone is dressed and happy and nobody is screaming or throwing toys at each other (most days). I find a banana in my handbag (breakfast!) and make my second coffee. Did I mention that Benefiber® dissolves completely in drinks? If I haven’t used it yet that day, this is the perfect opportunity. Looooove my coffee.