September 28, 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 direction of the top of one other yr, I’d prefer to share with you the very best issues which have saved me motivated this yr, and probably the most helpful issues which have made my life simpler. Maybe they’ll 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 software makes me so completely happy as a result of I don’t waste time on the lookout for issues when I’ve some spare time to do one thing productive; I simply go online to my Notion and might discover precisely what I want in that second and get on with it. For these fascinated about figuring out extra, I wrote an in depth publish on Notion right here.

Howdy Chef – has saved me time, cash and helped us eat clear: Meals planning, procuring and getting ready is a big time sink; but having residence cooked meals prepared for my household is a non-negotiable for me.

Howdy Chef and our residence assist who can cook dinner, have made this doable and given me again the time I might take to consider weekly meals. My husband helps me choose the meals; we spend lower than 1 minute on {that a} week and voila – residence cooked meals day-after-day and sufficient for lunch the following day. Howdy Chef will resolve your loved ones meals planning and getting ready wants at an affordable worth. 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 have now been doing common ice-baths at residence. Not solely has this helped us recharge and destress, it has turn out to be a pleasant method 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 will strengthen your thoughts, right here.

Working Mums Membershiplinked me to some wonderful working mums: I’m so happy with constructing this group of 299 (!) working mums who subscribe right here to see how we are able to proceed to develop ourselves while being nice mums. I’ve interviewed so a lot of them, so if you’re on the lookout for inspiration or options – you’ll be able to verify them out right here underneath the Working Mums Knowledge (WMC) titled articles of this text.

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Triple Pundit – saved my writing sharp and social curiosity alive: I’ve all the time missed writing for myself since I’ve been again within the company world. Except for this text, once I get time, I nonetheless write for Triple Pundit. They’re a tremendous crew to jot down 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 unbelievable know-how 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 no less than 20 on-line communities the place I study from others concerning the newest in social media, Web3, writing, on-line traits, constructing communities, rising a enterprise; you identify it and I’m a part of it. Enormous development curve right here and I’ve linked with some wonderful individuals and widened potentialities 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 mother and father, we would not have spare time and no matter time we have now is valuable. So if you’re utilizing that free time to observe one thing, it higher be value it, proper?

We don’t watch a lot TV (we’re in mattress at 9!) nevertheless we have now began watching Yellowstone and it’s been the spotlight of our evenings on the sofa recently. Some excellent tv there, incase you wish 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 an excellent helpful exercise to set some intentions for 2023 and earmark some tangible objectives to work in direction of.

As we shut this yr, I hope you put aside a while to see how far you’ve gotten come and be thankful for all that you’ve.

Wishing you an exquisite weekend forward.

Abha x