One of my favorite ways of getting through the work-week is planning an honorary ‘do nothing night.’ While these nights don’t happen nearly as often as I like, I’m learning that avoiding my to-do list and turning off my phone—for at least one night a week— is truly necessary for my health.
Even though I have the luxury of being childfree at this time in my life, keeping one night a week free is far from easy. There’s always some kind of errand to run be it picking up a wedding gift or groceries, let alone the pressure of getting to the gym, packing lunch for the next day, doing the dishes, laundry, taking Audrey out…I don’t know how you working Mommas do it!
So, when I do have a ‘forced free night,’ it’s truly a luxury. I might make a nice dinner (poached eggs on toast thank you), paint my nails and watch Foyle’s War or maybe just read in bed and turn in early. How do you unwind during the week? Do you ever schedule a massage? Get lost in a book? How do you prioritize this in light of other responsibilities?
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