27 | How can I accompany my partner in my planning and goals? Did you have this question too? Welcome to the first episode of "Tip Tuesday" on MamaNest Podcast

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Do you agree that sometimes we prevent positive changes in our lives by not asking questions ?!Has it ever occurred to you that you did not ask the question and it caused you not to understand something and as a result you did not grow?Don't you think it's time to start?Let's start here in MamaNest.Did you know we have a new feature in the podcast and that is "Tip Tuesday".From now on, we are going to have a question episode on Tuesday and answer your questions every week.Had you ver had a question about podcast content and wanted to ask? Or any other question that has occupied your mind and you think you can get the answer from MamaNest...Now is the time to start changing ... that is, to start asking questions ...To ask a question, just go to our website and ask the question in the "Tuesday Tip" section. In this way, not only do you grow yourself, but you also pave the way for the growth of others, because everyone can hear the answer to the question in the podcast ...So what are you waiting for ?!www.mamanestco.com

Hey, good time. Thanks, by the way, for your podcast. It's so helpful. I have a question. You're trying to explain the time blocking method for time management, but some of the time we need our parsonal cooperation to implements that. Do you have any special suggestion to help us with this? Be The best version of yourself, Mama. I'm mahsa rezaei and welcome to Mamanest a nest for modern MOMS who are eager to achieve a simpler, more intentional life. In this podcast, we are going to rewrite the script and reinvent the culture of Motherhood Together. Remember, becoming a mother is the beginning of our prosperity. Not Forgetting ourselves. A fulfilled, healthy, confident and productive mom is all we need to be to guarantee our families future. I'm an a mission to make you feel empowered and less overwhelmed. We will focus on productivity, parenting, mindfulness, minimalism sustainable lifestyle, financial awareness, besides family wellness. I'm here to help you brought a new horizon and gain clarity on showing up as your best mamaself. So let's build you up today. Let's dive into it. Hello, hello, how are you doing well? This is officially the first episode of Tip Tuesday , tip Tuesday Episode is going to be published, obviously on Tuesdays from now on, and it's going to answer your questions. So if there is any question that is occupying your mind, from now on you can go to our website, ask your question and I'm going to answer it here in the podcast. Maybe your question is a lot of other people's question to so. So together we're...

...going to sprint our knowledge together, we're going to share the answers and a lot of people can rip the benefits of that. And you know, this is a kind of win win relationship because I myself as the person who is the host of this podcast and is really, really concerned about your challenges. I'm going to be able to get to know you even more. You know, it increases the chances of interacting with you and it will help me to get to know you more and it will provide a more in depth knowledge of your challenges for me, and you know what is better than that, and for you it is the opportunity to ask your question. Maybe some of the Times the first way to be keen to change is to ask questions. You know, we had a kind of instagram post the other day and I have posted a quote. It was asking questions the first way to begin change, and that's totally true. You know, some of the times we are hesitating to start. We are just waiting and waiting and waiting to just get to know that knowledge in order to start. But maybe we can ask question from the perspective that we don't know in order to help us to start sooner, because if we don't start we cannot really succeed. So today, for the first episode of Tip Tuesday, we have a very doucy question for one of you which was so near and dear to my heart. It was so to the point and I was really happy to get that question. You know, I've just announced the tip Tuesday to the the local Mamanest English Academy groups...

...and some of you really popped brilliant set of questions for me that I'm going to cover in the next, I mean episodes of tip Tuesday. So for the first one, as you have listened in the beginning of this episode, some of you asked me that how we can trigger collaboration with you, our partners, especially in the method of time blocking. So for those of you who are not familiar with time blocking. Time blocking is a flexible method for time management that we have proposed in episode number fifteens. So if you don't know anything about that, can go and grab and just binge listen those episodes of fifteen and sixteen and seventeen. But, you know, most importantly, episode number fifteen covers that concept. So in that concept we say that for a kind of more manageable and logical way of time management, we need to block our time and we need to categorize our tasks in a way that are more related to each other and put them in different blocks of time, with this main intention that in each block of time you're going to concentrate on just one category of tasks. For example, here in Mamanest we offer a five time block system. So one of the time blocks, for example, is morning time block, the other is set up block, the other is work blog and the other two are family block and nighttime block. So in these bocks of time, which is, by the way, so flexible and you can define your own time blocks, and these are just our suggestion in MamaNest, so you are going to just concentrate on specific category of tasks. For example, in the work block, worktime block, you just...

...need to concentrate on something related to your profession or your studies. I mean the group of tasks that you can do in a block of time without being worried about your children, that being worried about your family, without being worried about your home. So in this time of the day you can just concentrate on your words and it will increase your productivity in a very good way. So this is the definition of time blocking and can get to know that more in depth in episode number fifteen. But one of the really to the point questions is that how you can trigger collaboration between Your partner and you for just implementing this method of time blocking. And you know this was so to the point, because it really happens that after trying to implement this method, you will understand that you need the collaboration of family members in order to implement this method because, for example, if it defined the work, work block time for yourself, but if you just keep it to yourself and no other person in the family knows about that, or if you do not really tell them about the challenges that you are facing in order to implement this method. So you cannot really succeed in implementing that. So what can't do specifically to engage your partner? In the first place, I want you to plan your week with your partner. I know that maybe your husband, your partner or someone who is, I mean leaving with you at home, may not be really interested in in sitting with you and planning with you, but you can do something in order to make this environment a kind of lovely time for both...

...of you, so that she or he would be engaged with you more so, as I told you, you need to plan together, but he or she may not be interested in planning with you. So I offer you and not the suggestion, which is a complimentary suggestion, for the first one, and that is creating a family meeting routine for your family. We have talked about these concepts in workshops of Mamanest, specifically in the attain Your Best Self Workshop, that you can take part in it every month, so it is monthly held. And Yeah, at that workshop I've talked about the family meeting and I've talked with you about the necessity of making this family meeting your routine. Family meeting is a space of time and place in your weekly schedule that you can plan for it in advance, and then at that time you should do something which is so interesting for other members of the family to for example, you can call it the pizza night, or you can call it everything that is interesting for your family members, even, for example, going to a picnic or anything, and at that time you can talk about your challenges, you can talk about this space of time that you need in order to focus on your works, you can talk about the boundaries that you need to set in order to implement this time blocking method with your family members. Please be extra careful about this fact that it should be something interesting for all of the family members. So we cannot tell that this family meeting is a kind of meeting that everybody is on the table and everybody has a pen and paper and they want to write what you are telling. You know that day will never come that everybody really pays attention to what you are telling so...

...you need to make it interesting and at the same time, you need to just talk about your expectations, your boundaries and all of the things that you need in order to implement this time blocking method with your family members. Including your husband. So this is officially the first suggestion that I have. And after that, we need to just be sure that all of the family members will know about the promises that we have taken from them, about the commitments that they have for us. In order to just be more successfully implementing this time blocking method, we need to be a hundred percent sure that day remember what we have told them about our schedule, about our plan for the week. so, in the first place, we should not really expect them to remember all of the things that we have told them in the family meeting or any on any other occasion that we have used in order to tell them about our schedule. So what should we do? This is where the next suggestion of me comes up. You know, the suggestion of having a communication board. Communication Board can be a simple piece of paper that sticks on your refrigerator and you can just write down your expectations, write down what, for example, your husband have promised you for the week. Take, for example, the time that your husband, for example, promises you to take care of the children on Monday, for example, from four to six P.M. So you need to write down this promise on a piece of paper and then you need to put it somewhere that all of the family members see, that paper, that board, and in this way you can communicate with them more, you can be even more confident that they will do what they...

...have committed to do. So this is another suggestion, but you know all, you know. After doing all of these things, I mean planning together, maybe in the form of family meeting or anything, and then having communication board in order to remind them all of the points that you have there, even in your family meeting, for making a successful weekly schedule for you, you need to be patient. Just be a hundred percent sure that these process is so gradual. So you need to take small steps. If this week something happens at it deteriorate, is, I mean your plan doesn't go well, it doesn't really matter. You should do something better for them for the next week and you should just I mean and you should have an after a while, after doing these steps for some weeks, you will have a lot of lessons learned. So, based on them, you can maybe manage your time in a better way, maybe plan for your week in a better rational, I mean way, and in this way you will be in the path of success. In your time management, in your plannings and every stuff. So let's wrap it up together. You need to plan together in work, to trigger collaboration among the family members, especially your partner. So you can do it, for example, in a kind of session of planning, or can do it in a family meeting. I recommend you have a family meeting with all of the family members, make it fun and interesting for all of them, and then you can plan together. So in this way they will get to know about your boundaries, your expectations, and in this way you have a higher chance in succeeding in this schedule. And then...

...next suggestion was having a communication board in order to be more confident about their level of commitment to the boundaries that you have said, to to everything that you have talked about in the family meeting. And at the end, I told you that you need to be patient because it is a kind of gradual process. Every small step is a win. So just be patient, don't get really disappointed, don't get disappointed and please, please, be part of a likeminded community. Mamanest can be that community for you in order to stay motivated. So I have also an offer for you, being part of the MamaBest Club, which is a kind of weekly session. We offer the challenges of Planning and implementing your plans on a weekly basis. We audit your planner, we audit your plan for the week, so that can be a kind of success, a factor for you too. I hope that this replication could help you in some way in order to get your answer. So if you have any other question, you can pop on our website and you can ask me , Don't hesitate. If you have any question, on more than ready to answer you. So I hope that this was helpful for all of you. Wish you the best and good day. Thanks for listening to the Mamanest podcast. If you enjoyed today's episode, please subscribe. That way you'll receive fresh episodes every week. Did you know that together we can change the forgetting culture of caring and sharing and proof that we care for each other and ourselves? Just you need to head over to Itunes, subscribe and then leave a positive review so that many more women can benefit. The second way is to take a screenshot out of this very episode, tag me at...

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