Nicole Belinazzi, a mother of three from São Paulo, Brazil, is challenging the norm in the digital age. While many are looking for inspiration and guidance, she excels at deftly balancing motherhood, wellness, home life and entrepreneurship. In her daily journey shared on Instagram, Nikole offers valuable insights into quality of life, motherhood, healthy eating, finances and much more.
Her goal is to inspire other mothers and women to embrace their best selves in all areas of life, facing everyday challenges with grace and simplicity.
In an exclusive interview, Nikole reveals how she achieves this seemingly magical balance. Caring for three children, managing a successful career in finance and accounting, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, she shares her secrets to thriving in all walks of life. Check out this inspiring story.
You cover a variety of topics on your channel, from quality of life to finance and accounting. How do you manage to balance all these areas in your life and share them with your audience?
I try to organize myself in many ways. With proper planning, I can find balance in all of these areas. For example, I see my accounting clients once a week. As for home organization, I put a step-by-step of daily tasks on a magnetic board on the fridge, where I mark completed activities. This goes for school activities with dates. As soon as I receive it on the agenda, I write it on the blackboard and, days before, I anticipate it so that nothing is forgotten.
Regarding beauty and self-care, I know I have a lot to improve, but sometimes, on Friday nights, I like to paint and have tea (lately I prefer tea). I feel that these moments are a relief to look at myself a little. When the children are sick, I reduce my tasks so as not to overwhelm them, since most of the time is dedicated to them. As for leisure, after school I spend time with them twice a week and then continue my schedule. On weekends, once a month, I go shopping and try to relax more, spending time with them. Whenever possible, I record these moments and tips. Sometimes, due to the rush, some escape, but as it is part of the routine, I approach them on another day when possible.
Motherhood is one of the central topics of its content. How do you think your experiences and tips can inspire other mothers and women?
It helps to show that they can be themselves. There is no perfect mother, but it is important to accept yourself, with all your limitations. Not every day is sunny, and motherhood is like that. It’s full of love, but it can also be challenging. We often forget about ourselves, give up, sabotage ourselves and charge ourselves beyond what society already does. Therefore, by sharing my day-to-day life and the rush of taking care of three children, I show that I don’t always manage, but I try. If I can’t, it’s ok to leave it for the next day. It’s okay not to want to cook sometimes. It’s normal to want a quiet moment away from crying and it’s human to lose your temper.
Your home seems to be a space that you value a lot. What are some of your favorite ideas to make your home feel warmer and more welcoming?
In addition to really enjoying reading and researching about organization with techniques I see from personal organizers, I love the idea of a set table. This is because it brings warmth, affection and union with the family at a table full of details of love, in addition to food. Through her, I experience special moments. During tea time, I like to add accessories and items that make me feel loved and cared for that I’ve done something for myself. Not everything is related to external beauty, but to the details that build memories and record special moments. Also, I love creating creative lunch boxes to entice children to eat in a healthy and pleasurable way.
Organization seems to be a fundamental part of your routine. Can you share some specific decluttering tips that have been particularly effective for you and your family?
First, I organize the daily routine in the morning together with the children. It is essential to make the bed, collect the garbage and separate the school clothes as soon as you wake up. While they do that, I prepare lunch boxes and lunch, which always leaves promptly at 11:00. After lunch, I start cleaning the bathrooms, organizing and cleaning the room, organizing the office and putting the clothes to wash and dry. In the evening, I check my calendar for messages, wash the lunch boxes, collect the clothes and fold them for the next day. Always after lunch, I wash the dishes and put them away, avoiding leaving them accumulated in the sink.
Over the next few days, I keep this sequence focusing on specific areas of the house, such as the kitchen, tiles, refrigerator, and cabinets. I have a day dedicated only to the kitchen. Also, take care of the office, garden, and every other day I water the plants. Every week on Friday I dedicate myself to my cafe and bar area to organize, along with laundry. As my living room is being renovated, I focus on sweeping and mopping to avoid dust. On Wednesday afternoons, I serve clients, and after chores, I organize the office, dusting and cleaning. I also deal with garbage on a daily basis, taking it out early and organizing the front of the house when needed. Every 15 days, I wash the curtains and carpets and, in the first week of the month, I plan the monthly purchases and organize the menu for the lunch boxes.
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