Honour the incredible women who have shaped your life – share their stories this Mother’s Day! Let’s pass on the #legacyofstrength!
Tidying is good as it declutters your mind. At the same time, tidy to welcome people into your home, and enjoy your space and not just for Instagram-worthy pics, they mean nothing!
Finally, Marie Kondo is normal!
Home-obsessive housewives saw in her a reflection of themselves, constantly organizing and de-cluttering already picture-perfect homes. Now that Marie has accepted that she finds it tough to maintain her tidying schedule due to motherhood, she seems real.
I think she is focusing on tidying her life more than tidying her home, and it is certain to make her happier and more satisfied.
Tidiness-obsessive housewives need to understand that if your home is squeaky clean and organized, then not everyone finds it comfortable. It looks like a hotel! Tidying is good as it declutters your mind. At the same time, tidy to welcome people into your home, and enjoy your space and not just for Instagram-worthy pics, they mean nothing!
Decluttering is good for health and home. We should constantly give away what we don’t use, have overused or got bored with.
However, we all have lots of stuff we hold on to for sentimental reasons! Best to set some rules for yourself, especially for clothes and accessories.
For example, if you buy two new dresses, remove two or more from your wardrobe at the same time. A similar approach for footwear and accessories. You don’t always have to give away to maids.
Find online NGOs which offer home collection services, or choose a place where you can donate to more needy ones than your house help. This will make you feel better when you give away something you own and value.
Tidying is never-ending. It is good to have a rough schedule focusing on one room or niche or category per day, to fit into your workday schedule.
Weekends could be a bit more of the same, dusting, decluttering and organizing the day, setting up your flower arrangements, working on your plants, and organizing your kitchen, books, and clothes.
Working through tasks on an incremental basis helps stay organized. The biggest changemaker is encouraging members to chip in, put away things and keep their spaces in order!
A few days of not doing for them will help the realization dawn that everything doesn’t work automatically, you aren’t Mary Poppins.
Homes need to be earthy, welcoming and a bit messy too, at times. It helps people feel relaxed and unwind. There is comfort in chaos. Old books, photographs and objects have stories attached to them and are great conversation starters with people who like to listen!
Marie Kondo says, ‘Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order’.
However, this could take a lifetime for some. The best is to open your home to people and conversations while you keep tidying once in a while!
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Born in small town India to professional parents in an age when working women were a rarity. Grew up among the bright,liberal and educated minds, who valued education and freedom for women.
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We need to stop stereotyping women's bodies, and also be more sensitive towards our children who are growing up with terrible self-confidence leading to loneliness and depression.
When Kate Winslet said, “Young women should enjoy their life instead of worrying about how they look,” it stuck a cord with me. I am one of those women who struggle with body image issues in a society heavily influenced by unrealistic beauty standards and societal expectations, and Kate’s statement was empowering.
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Here are some online tools for startups to use for their tech needs for organising work, mind mapping, ideation, etc.
Most startups are bootstrapped, the budget is low, there is no funding, startups need some support and excellent tools to run the show. The team may be working at one place or the team is spread across the globe, but the team needs to brainstorm. Brainstorming can be fun. Listing few resources which a startup or entrepreneurs can use for brainstorming.
Bubbl.us is an interesting tool which is useful to take notes, brainstorm and organize new ideas, collaborate, and capture thoughts. It allows you to avoid distraction by focusing on task, to collaborate and share with friends, families, team and social media. Essentially no hassle of downloading any app, works on mobile and desktop. You can use the basic plan to explore and later subscribe for at $4.91/month, $59 billed annually.
Miro offers the quickest, easiest way for teams to capture, organize and visualize thoughts, solutions, ideas across the team. Other than brainstorming, it can be used for project planning, creating organizational charts and sales strategies. It runs on all devices: mobile, tablet, desktop or interactive display.
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