As a busy mother, you've probably done that thing-that thing where when you have five minutes to yourself and you wonder what the hell you could possibly do in only a few minutes other than mindlessly scrolling social media.
Well, don't do that.
In addition to the fact that science says that makes us feel unhappy, if you use it for something for yourself, you will feel better. This book deals with just that subject; carving out time for you.
I needed this book. I think a great number of women might need it, too. The truth is that we have to take care of ourselves. Nobody is going to swoop down from the sky and make that easier, it has to be a decision. We sort of know that, it just feels impossible. Things pile up and we are the fire fueling the working machines of the people we care about.
And maybe all you can get throughout the day are just a few minutes here, maybe an hour there (That's true for me right now). This book talks about the ways in which you can use that to improve your mental and physical and emotional well-being, sometimes just by sitting in the quiet.
Your time matters because you matter.
And if you're struggling with that right now, just give this a glance to see if it might help.
The chapters are concise, easy to get through, ending with questions you need to ask yourself about your priorities and your own life.
It includes only one chapter about how financial obstacles and other mighty will-power smashing things make all of this stuff harder, and that's a shame, but at least it talks about it. There's probably a whole book just in that subject that someone needs to tackle, but it's mentioned. It's also religious and very Christian. If that's not your thing or not your faith, you can still easily use everything else in this book or substitute what you need to to make this make sense for you.
I highly recommend "The Fringe Hours".
***If you're looking for something new to read, go check out my story "We Fly With The Red Feather" in the November issue of Double The Books magazine right here-because everyone loves uplifting tales about demonic man-eating spiders...