How to Make Mornings Less Stressful
How to Make Mornings Less Stressful
Mornings always feel like a marathon for mums and live-in maids! Cooking the breakfast, preparing the clothes, making sure kids pull on matching socks, and making sure they don’t leave their math book behind. Above this, the Indonesian maid or Filipino maid needs to make sure they make it to their school bus. We can say it’s the most stressful part of the day. There a lot of things to do but simply there’s so little time.
Being panicky don’t help much every morning. The best thing to do for the Indonesian maid or maid is to stay calm and stick to the routine to reduce the chaos. Here are some ideas to take some pressure out of morning rush for the live-in maid in Singapore.
The key is completing half of the tasks the night before.
Don’t wait for Monday morning when you can do it Sunday night. There are chores the live-in maid can do the night before like ironing the clothes, preparing the socks, polishing the school shoes, etc. When the little one sees everything is ready except him, he will be encouraged to take a bath as soon as possible. Another tip is to keep kids involved in choosing his clothing, bag, or even socks! They became more enthusiastic when we make them the centre of activities.
If the cooking is the most challenging activity for the Indo maid or Filipino maid every morning, she may prepare ingredients ahead of time and store them in the fridge, so the live-in maid just needed to pull it out of the freezer every morning. Plenty of healthy microwave recipes are also available on the internet for the employer choose from. We also suggest that the Indo maid or Filipino would prepare the breakfast first thing in the morning, so each member of the family could sit down and take their meals before going to school or work! Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Train Kids to wake up early over the summer break.
Sometimes, the biggest struggle is not cooking or preparing the clothes but how difficult it is to make kids get up on time. Maybe, it’s because they are used to waking up late during the holidays. The live-in maid can turn the morning routines back to normal a few days before school starts again, so waking up early isn’t much of a struggle for kids on the following days.
We want the kids to wake up early, but the question is, “Are they sleeping on time?” We can’t push them to wake up early if they stayed up late watching a cartoon. Aside from it disrupts their body clock, it may also cause bad performance at school. Children 3-6 years old are required 10-12 hours of sleep and kids 7-12 years old needs 10-11 hours of sleep. The live-in maid must see to it that they get enough Zzzzs.
The golden rule for the live-in maid: Wake up before everyone else.
We suggest that the Indo maid or Filipino maid should get up earlier than everybody. This is because the live-in maid needs a few minutes to go from sleepy mode to active mode. Before the day starts, the Indo maid or Filipino maid needs to prepare herself by bathing or taking her breakfast first and that, itself, takes some time. Given this responsibility, the live-in maid should also practice a regular bedtime routine where she can have enough sleep to prepare for the day ahead.
Every morning, we should…
– Finish the chores and encourage kids to finish preparing as positively as we can. Bad vibes are infectious and raising voices can affect the child’s day negatively if we’re not careful.
– Give kids clear instructions since it will be a waste of time when miscommunication occurs.
– The live-in maid may need the help of older family members when it comes to encouraging kids to prepare for school. Little ones do tasks and learn by imitating family members and they would love to see older brothers or sisters prepare for school on time too!
– The live-in maid in Singapore must cut down distractions every morning by hiding all the toys, turning off the television, or putting all the devices away. Many families ignore the fact that these eat a lot of morning time and it would be a great help when the kids learn to do things properly.
Lastly, make mornings fun as possible! We know everyone flies off the handle when triggered sometimes. It makes a lot of difference when the Indo maid or Filipino maid greets employers and the kids with a huge smile.
Consider hiring a maid to maintain a tidy household environment. Eden Grace Maid Agency offers manpower help that can carry out your family’s daily organizing and household chores routines. You wouldn’t have to worry about your household chores when you have someone trained and taught to take care of your household burdens!