September 24, 2023

2022 has not been a straightforward yr for us, personally or professionally.

Nonetheless! Gratitude is the one method ahead and as we come in the direction of the tip of one other yr, I’d prefer to share with you the most effective issues which have saved me motivated this yr, and essentially the most helpful issues which have made my life simpler. Maybe they are going to spark one thing for you too.

Notion – has saved me productive and arranged: Earlier this yr, I began utilizing Notion, a genius all-in-one SaaS no-code platform that permits me to construct a personalised dashboard the place I can retailer, write, plan and handle – every thing.

Utilizing this instrument makes me so completely satisfied as a result of I don’t waste time searching for issues when I’ve some spare time to do one thing productive; I simply go surfing to my Notion and might discover precisely what I would like in that second and get on with it. For these concerned with understanding extra, I wrote an in depth publish on Notion right here.

Hi there Chef – has saved me time, cash and helped us eat clear: Meals planning, purchasing and making ready is a big time sink; but having house cooked meals prepared for my household is a non-negotiable for me.

Hi there Chef and our house assist who can prepare dinner, have made this potential and given me again the time I’d take to consider weekly meals. My husband helps me choose the meals; we spend lower than 1 minute on {that a} week and voila – house cooked meals day-after-day and sufficient for lunch the following day. Hi there Chef will clear up your loved ones meals planning and making ready wants at an inexpensive value. Use my referral code here to get a particular deal in your first order.

Ice-baths – have confirmed me the ability of my thoughts: Since I did my first ice-bath on the finish of final yr, we’ve got been doing common ice-baths at house. Not solely has this helped us recharge and destress, it has change into a pleasant solution to spend time with my husband and the youngsters get to play and eat the ice 😄 Extra on the advantages of ice-baths and the way they’ll strengthen your thoughts, right here.

Working Mums Membershiprelated me to some wonderful working mums: I’m so pleased with constructing this group of 299 (!) working mums who subscribe right here to see how we will proceed to develop ourselves while being nice mums. I’ve interviewed so a lot of them, so if you’re searching for inspiration or options – you’ll be able to examine them out right here beneath the Working Mums Knowledge (WMC) titled articles of this article.

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Triple Pundit – saved my writing sharp and social curiosity alive: I’ve at all times missed writing for myself since I’ve been again within the company world. Other than this article, once I get time, I nonetheless write for Triple Pundit. They’re a tremendous staff to put in writing for. Their suggestions retains my writing expertise aggressive and journalism expertise sharp. This yr I interviewed the CEO of micro-lending website Kiva and the founding father of UAE based mostly Manhat who has invented an unimaginable expertise to create potable water from evaporated ocean water. You may examine them, here.

Communities & programs – helped me notice past my creativeness what is feasible: I have to be a part of at the very least 20 on-line communities the place I study from others in regards to the newest in social media, Web3, writing, on-line tendencies, constructing communities, rising a enterprise; you identify it and I’m a part of it. Enormous progress curve right here and I’ve related with some wonderful individuals and widened prospects in my thoughts.

Canvanew colouring sheets for my youngsters on demand! Canva has enabled me to present my daughter new unicorn outlines to color anytime she requested! Enormous win, and the delight on my daughter’s face is priceless.

Yellowstone – introduced again the enjoyment of watching TV: Final however not the least, as working dad and mom, we should not have spare time and no matter time we’ve got is valuable. So if you’re utilizing that free time to observe one thing, it higher be price it, proper?

We don’t watch a lot TV (we’re in mattress at 9!) nonetheless we’ve got began watching Yellowstone and it’s been the spotlight of our evenings on the sofa currently. Some excellent tv there, incase you want to watch one thing this vacation season, I extremely suggest it!

I’ve simply done a vision and planning session with my coach (my final session together with her for the yr). I really feel it’s been a brilliant helpful exercise to set some intentions for 2023 and earmark some tangible objectives to work in the direction of.

As we shut this yr, I hope you put aside a while to see how far you could have come and be pleased about all that you’ve got.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend forward.

Abha x