Most modern moms know what it means to be
And most don't know what a 'weekend' looks
You know. That
interesting idea where you get two days off
of work each week to rejuvenate. Rest and refresh.
Here are some signs that it might be time to
take a break.
A day off sounds unpleasant. No
When you think about taking some
time off, your mind rails against you.
You're overwhelmed just thinking
about all the activities that MUST be done on your day off.
You're not sure you CAN stop for
just a day.
You're fine with taking a day off,
just as soon as you finish one more thing....
You're afraid if you stop, you won't
be able to start up again.
You can't remember the last time you
took a day off.
You're finding it tough to
concentrate on the task's at hand.
You experience sudden bursts of
irritability for no good reason.
The sure sensation that one day off
is not enough. Or a week. But a month sounds unbelievably good.
Any of these sound familiar?
Scheduling a regular down time can not only save your sanity, but
greatly improve your actual productivity. Plus make you a much nicer
mom, spouse and all-around fun person.
Make a list of activities you would
like to do on a day off. Then look at your schedule and pencil in
one or two of those activities a couple of times a month, for
starters. Go ahead. S-t-r-e-t-c-h your 'relaxation muscles'.
And smile. You've earned it!
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