I have a crazy week ahead of me after a crazy, busy weekend filled with soccer games, soccer injuries, and time spent learning about blogging. Monday morning was just as crazy. A tween with a sore throat and headache and filled with grumpiness. Kids forgetting chores. Me needing lots of coffee just to feel human again.
Today, I will make time for a daily break. Even if it’s just 5 minutes in this crazy hectic day. Choose an idea from this list which I sharing again and make time for your me-myself time. Even if it’s just 5 minutes.
Take a daily break every single day. Think of your daily break as your margin in the day, your opportunity to breathe.
When we spend our days filled up with to do lists and schedule, taking a step away from the busyness to simply putter around helps us to clear our minds and refresh our spirits. Stepping away from the daily grind allows us to disengage and come back with a fresh perspective. Taking a break refills our emotional and mental bucket.
Make Your Daily Break a Habit
Schedule time on your calendar.
Make the break a routine habit, like starting the day with a cup of coffee and 10 minutes of inspirational reading.
Don’t feel guilty if you think you’re doing something frivolous.
Ways to Take a Break
Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee by a window.
Sit outside on your porch.
Take a bath.
Pick flowers from the garden and arrange them in a vase.
Stand up and stretch.
Go for a run.
Take the dog for a walk.
Sit down for a 20 minute lunch.
Call a friend for a quick chat.
Read a book – 10 pages.
Read a magazine.
Go for a walk with your family.
Put music on while you clean or cook.
Take a hot shower.
Do your nails.
Play a game with your kids.
Turn off the computer before dinner, or even better, before the kids get home.
Read an inspirational book for 10 minutes.
Work on a creative project or hobby for 10 minutes.
Take a nap.
Do something silly with your kids.
Take your camera outside to take pictures of nature, the kids, a photo prompt.
How do you take a daily break as a busy mom?
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