From School Uniforms to Sports Attire: A Working Mom's Perspective on Simplifying Mornings

So, I came across this Facebook post on Public Health Malaysia (PHM) saying:

"Ibu ibu yang menyokong polisi berpakaian sukan untuk ke sekolah BUKAN bermaksud mereka malas tetapi polisi yang mesra pelajar dan ibu bapa ini memberi impak kualiti kehidupan dan kesihatan mental yang significant. Ini contoh bagaimana hidup secara minimalis dapat mengurangkan beban kekusutan mental. Masa, tenaga dan usaha dapat difokuskan kepada tugasan yang lebih penting," - PHM, Friday, August 11, 2023 at 2:36PM


"Mothers who support the policy of wearing sports attire to school are NOT implying laziness but this student and parent-friendly policy has a significant impact on the quality of life and mental health. This is an example of how living minimally can reduce the burden of mental clutter. Time, energy, and effort can be directed toward more important tasks,"

As a working mother of four primary students, I wholeheartedly understand the importance of policies that ease daily routines and improve the well-being of both students and parents. The decision to support wearing sports attire to school is not about laziness; it's about recognizing that such policies can have positive effects on the family's overall dynamics.

Juggling the responsibilities of being a mother and having a job can be overwhelming. The simple act of having a relaxed dress code for school can alleviate the morning rush, allowing me to focus on preparing my four children for the day ahead without unnecessary stress. This policy shift creates more time for bonding with my kids before they head to school, fostering stronger family connections.

Emphasizing the impact on mental health is crucial. The pressures of managing a household, career, and children's education can easily lead to burnout and strained mental well-being. By embracing minimalism and streamlining daily routines, I can redirect my energy towards meaningful interactions with my children and attending to their emotional needs.

The Benefits of Sports Attire: A Busy Mom's Take

Here's the deal: they're saying that there are some real perks to this whole sports attire thing:

  1. Way More Comfortable: Imagine not having to deal with those stiff collars and itchy fabrics. Just slipping into comfy sports clothes sounds like a dream.
  2. Less Ironing Drama: I mean, seriously, who has time for all that ironing? Sports clothes are like, "Wrinkles? No biggie!"
  3. Saving Some Energy: Moms are like superheroes, but even superheroes need a break. Wearing sports attire means less effort wasted on ironing and more energy for important mom stuff.
  4. Time Saver: Have you ever tried rushing your gang of four out the door in the morning? It's like a marathon! Sports attire cuts down the getting-ready time, giving us a chance to breathe.
  5. Easy Peasy Movement: Sports clothes are like your BFF when it comes to moving around. Jumping, running, chasing after kiddos – you name it!
  6. Mom's Mental Health Boost: This one hits home. Taking care of a bunch of little humans while balancing work and life can be a lot. Anything that eases the mental load is a win. And if wearing sports gear does that, I'm all for it.

Ultimately, it's about recognizing that our well-being, both physical and mental, directly affects our ability to nurture our family effectively. This policy change exemplifies the positive outcomes that can arise from prioritizing simplicity, promoting mental clarity, and fostering a more harmonious and balanced family life. So, there you have it. Less stress, more comfort, and a bit of extra sanity – sounds like a pretty good deal to me! Anything that makes the mom's life smoother is a thumbs-up in my book.

What are your thoughts on embracing sports attire for school? Share your experiences in the comments below.


  1. Mak-mak yg tak bekerja pun suka uiii. In shaa Allah memudahkan semua pihak. Budak-budak pun mesti lagi selesa lagi-lagi budak lelaki. Tak perlu dah terjerut lehernya di kepanasan hari


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