By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Her words still ring true, but now it is even harder for parents of either sex to take me-time. Women’s Liberation pushed for women to do men’s work and men to do woman’s work. The goal was two-fold, a level playing field and choice, not more work for either group. Did not work, for now most women work out of the home as well as in, and are in some ways more burdened than ever. Men are also more burdened.
Me-time is rare, for all, but if you make an effort it can be arranged. Soon I will be signing off all work for the weekend. That is one way I stay strong. I use the time to take care of me and mine. Start the same practice. Turn off the electronic devices. Do something inspiring, something with family and friends, make time for laughter and play, to enjoy nature and time for you alone.
Start slow, but start.
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Stay strong, I work at it every day, every hour and sometimes every minute.
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