Take Time for Yourself
Easier said than done, right? But grabbing some time alone doesn’t have to mean an entire weekend away at the spa. You can come up with plenty of ways to de-stress in under half an hour: Try a burst of quick creativity, like working below in your scrapbook or spending 10 minutes on a writing project. Take a power nap. Set up a babysitting swap with a neighbor and use that free hour to get a manicure instead of scrubbing the baseboards. Head to the park near your office for an impromptu alfresco lunch with a novel you can’t put down. With everyone else in your life in need of your constant attention, scheduling some time to give yourself some attention can go a long way toward your overall happiness.