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Do you ever get to the end of the day and think that you didn’t have a minute of time to yourself? With three kids ranging from 5 to 16, I’ve totally been there. All the chores around the house, homework, bedtime, and dinner, etc., they can wear you down at the end of the day.
I just started reading a book called The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner. In it, she shows you little ways to find that extra time for self care. If taking care of you is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then this book is totally for you.
I was a pretty young first time mom at 22 years old, and right from the beginning, I felt like my entire life was all about my children. It’s so hard to get out of mom mode and just do something for yourself sometimes. It wasn’t until I had my third child that I realized I was just as important as them. It was important for me to do something I enjoyed because as they say, “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
I enjoy playing video games, crafting, baking, reading a good book, or even watching a favorite television show. When dinner is done, I just let the dishes sit for the night. Giving myself a break to do what I love to do, even it’s just an hour a day, makes me a better mother and better wife.
Along with The Fringe Hours you can also pick up a workbook with questions to ask yourself. It’s called My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life. This book really allows you to slow down and figure out where those extra minutes are to find your own fringe hours.
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What have you done to take time for yourself?
I know I need this more than I let on. Sometimes I crave solo time, then when I get it, I do nothing with it. I definitely need to refocus.
Sounds like a very inspiring book! I agree, taking time for yourself, especially when you’re so busy, is so important. It makes you really appreciate what little alone time you do have.
Sometimes, I get to the end of the day and think… wait, is that all the time I have today ? This looks like a great book AND workbook to have.
This sounds great! One of my things to work on this year is to make time for me. Any spare second I have goes to something that needs to get done, but not anymore! I will have to check out this book.
I love it when I get time for myself. It’s not often, but when I do, I really take advantage of the time and relax, take a bath, read a book, etc. This sounds like a great read!
Time for yourself is important for the whole family. I know that when I am well rested it definitely benefits everyone in the house and office.
It would be great to learn how to make more effective use of my time. There are lots of things I’d like to fit into my days.
Me time is so important. I just need to make it a priority. Thanks for giving me some direction
This sounds like a book I really need to read along with my sister too. It is so important we think about our self so we can be more productive with our mind, body, and soul. Thanks for a great review.
I honestly can’t remember the last thing i did to make ‘time for myself’! This mama is in need of a time out! lol No but seriously, it is extremely important to make that little bit of time for ourselves each day so that we don’t burn out and can find enjoyment even in the mundane
A great book to read. Love to have a copy of this. Thank you!
Sounds like a great book to read. I agree, you gotta have some time for yourself. It’s a must.
making time for self is so important. i need to snag this book!
I try to take at least an hour out of the day to do something for me. I need it!
I am proud to say that I make it a point to take care of myself! I would still love to read this nevertheless!
I said I was gonna read more in 2016 I am a bookworm! I need to check this book out and this price!