Have You Asked for Time to Yourself Lately?

Time out

I have a smile on my face because I have just asked for a couple of hours to myself.  I want to emerge a much happier person than I was feeling just before lunch.  Although it’s lovely to have time off over Christmas, I’ve been at my family’s beck and call for the last seven and a half days and it’s finally got to me (and I’m feeling guilty for even saying that).  This, coupled with the fact that I return to work in 3 days time has resulted in me feeling like this. 

How many of us don’t ask for time out, whether it be at work or at home?  This can time to just sit and think, to reflect on the week or to have a nap.  Today I wanted to write some blog posts because that’s what I love to do; to share my thoughts with the world and make some sense of them (hopefully inspiring someone in the process). 

Being the last day of the year, it’s also a good time to reflect on the last 365 days and also work out how things are going to be different next year.  I don’t want to set any hard and fast rules, but rather have a bit of a plan mixed with some fun as well (more ideas in future posts).

I’m also taking my girls to see a friend of mine later on this afternoon, who I haven’t spoken to since earlier in the year.  I’m looking forward to catching up with her for a few hours.

Go on, take the plunge and ask for that time out you need….TODAY!

Until next time…

Freelance Writer


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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2 Responses to Have You Asked for Time to Yourself Lately?

  1. Subhakar Das says:

    What a pertinent topic for a blog post. Let me think when I last paused to reflect, gave myself time – never. How time has flown.
    Great post!

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