1. Don’t waste time going shopping, have a good look through your wardrobe- you might already have what you think you have to buy
2. Find your own status quo: don’t try to be tidy and organised for someone else. If it fits you and your family, don’t even think about it – and definitely don’t feel guilty about anything. And remember: tidy is for other people organised is for you!!
3. Don’t overestimate the amount of things you can achieve in a day. Just because your to do list is extensive doesn’t mean there are more than 24 hours in a day. Learn to produce a sensible to do list and schedule leisure and “me” time.
4. Ask for help – be it professionals (you can outsource pretty much everything today, from cleaning to grocery shopping, from admin to organising a Party) or friends and family. What about asking for some hands on help rather than another voucher to a spa you’ll never use or a useless piece of clutter. Be precise on what you want.
5. Give the rest of the Family some responsibilities. Males are just as good at ironing as females (despite my own mother in law claiming differently) and kids from the age of five should put their own washing away and stack the dishwasher. You’ll have less to do and get the kids a good start into becoming responsible adults.