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LEARNING TO SCHEDULE TIME FOR YOURSELF
Many of us are super busy, trying to balance work and family, not to mention household chores or errands. Unfortunately, often our own needs and wants fall by the wayside. But the reality is that in order to perform all your duties everyday, sometimes you need a little bit of a break and that's where 'ME time' comes in.
Do you find that by the end of the day, you are so wiped out that your alone time is when you are sound asleep? The reason you don't have time for yourself is because you don't schedule it.
Busy moms seem to forget that they are an important part of the family and need some attention too. Moms need to take care of themselves and it needs to become a routine, just like everything else. It does not have to be long--sometimes even 15 minutes is enough time to rejuvenate and recharge our batteries.
It's important to recognize when you are feeling stressed, tired, or anxious. Taking time for one's self daily will help lessen the possibility of burnout, stress, and anxiety.
Why not get up one half hour earlier before the rest of the family wakes up to enjoy a cup of coffee and the newspaper? Why not take a half hour at the end of the day when the kids are asleep to take a walk, call a friend, take a warm bath, meditate, write in a journal or read a book? Find something that you enjoy doing and schedule a block of time in your day to do it.
Allow yourself to not feel guilty. You will find by scheduling time for yourself you will reduce your stress level, feel more relaxed and feel less tired. You will find that you are happier with yourself and therefore can give more to others. You just need to remember the saying, 'You are important, and you must take care of yourself in order to help take care of others.'
So take a break and enjoy a few minutes just for you every day! Your body, mind, and soul will appreciate it.
----Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms get organized with her services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free monthly newsletter "Organizing News You Can Use", go to www.4abetterspace.com.
posted on: 12/11/2009 8:30:00 AM by Audrey Cupo
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Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms get organized with her services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free newsletter full of great monthly tips, resources and product reviews go to www.4abetterspace.com.