“Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” ~ Marvin Cohen
Approaching our days in a go, go, go fashion seems like a good idea to get a lot done but the truth is we’re likely killing our productivity. We have to make ourselves more efficient by carving out a little bit of personal time each day. When your brain gets a break, it functions a whole lot better when it’s time to put it to work!
Here are some ideas for carving out time for ourselves:
- Schedule a lunchtime for yourself and make it time just for lunch. Pick some place quiet so you have time to think and actually enjoy (and taste) your food.
- Schedule a walk to get some fresh air.
- Be sure to take 15 minutes to sit down and relax.
- Draw a bubble bath, set a manicure or pedicure appointment or anything else you enjoy.
If you feel like you can’t make time during the day for yourself, please make adjustments in another area to make time for yourself. Mom’s personal time is very important if you want to present your best self to your family. Make sure everyone understands that you are not to be disturbed during mommy time but you would be happy to schedule something fun for everyone afterwards.
Make the time necessary to take good care of yourself and you’ll find it a great way to manage your stress.