From the Ed­i­tor

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

THINK OF THIS IS­SUE as your tool­kit for 2019, to help you feel in con­trol of your life and all the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that fill it. I can take on most chal­lenges when I’m not sur­rounded by chaos. At school and univer­sity, be­fore I could open a book to study, I had to tidy my room, and when I have a task at work that I’m dread­ing, I do the same with my desk. It isn’t a pro­cras­ti­na­tion tech­nique, it re­ally does help me to fo­cus bet­ter when my sta­pler is where it should be!

And that’s what you’ll find in the pages of this mag – re­ally use­ful info and prac­ti­cal ad­vice to help you get your life ducks in a row, so that when you sud­denly have to face a chal­lenge, you’re in the right space and frame of mind to cope best.

Firstly, I hope you’re read­ing this be­fore mid­night on the 31st, so you can free your­self of the anx­i­eties of dread­ful New Year’s res­o­lu­tions. In­stead, turn to page 66 and read The 5 Sec­ond Rule. I started us­ing this tech­nique re­cently, and it re­ally has had a big im­pact on my life – from small things like not hit­ting snooze and in­stead jump­ing out of my bed in the morn­ing to go for a swim, to big stuff like mak­ing dif­fi­cult phone calls (read any phone call!). It’s sim­ple, ge­nius – and life-chang­ing.

Once you’ve read that, en­joy read­ing through the rest of the mag. You’ll find gen­uinely use­ful tools for man­ag­ing meal prep (101 Lunch­box Ideas, page 105); the morn­ing rush (Or­gan­ise to Save Time, page 96); your fit­ness (Boost your Walk!, page 60); your wardrobe (Your Cap­sule Work Wardrobe, page 40); back-to-school lur­gies (New Term, New Germs, page 102); your ca­reer (There’s no Such Thing as a Su­per­woman, page 68); your fam­ily’s safety (Dis­as­ter-proof your Home, page 77) – and even your hair (Hair Re­pair, page 36)!

Lastly, if you need in­spi­ra­tion to reach your healthy weight, you’ll be in­spired to make smart changes by the five awe­some women who shared their suc­cess sto­ries and strate­gies with us.

By the time you’ve fin­ished the mag, the prospect of a fresh new year filled with 365 days of pos­si­bil­i­ties and op­por­tu­ni­ties should be a good one. I know I’m ready for it – let’s own it to­gether!

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Sally Emery, ED­I­TOR sal­[email protected]­soc­me­ FOL­LOW ME @GH_Sally

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