(Just scroll down for Day 5 if you’ve read this part)
This post was started because I was reminiscent of “spring break” as a kid. After the break at Christmas, I’d trudge through a couple more months of winter until the week before Easter marked that the warm weather was beginning. It was a sweet taste of the summer vacation that was around the corner.
As an adult, it’s just another work week. If you have kids, it’s an expensive week of daycare. Like a lot of people, you may be saving your vacation time for summer and you’re stuck watching other folks pin, post, or Instagram photos of their epic spring vacation. Boo.
So what’s a girl (or guy) to do stuck home for the week? Aren’t you glad you read “Balancing the Busy” because I figured it out for you.
An hour a day, you’re going to do something outside of your normal schedule. Something different. Something good for the soul. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY, you will feel like you had a fulfilling, productive week when you’re done. A little bit of family time, a little bit of friend time, a little bit of you time- just give it an hour a day.
Take a break. Ok, this one might take more than an hour. Have I mentioned that you deserve it?
Inexpensive: Movie night at home with all the treats- watch a classic and invite your friends (I want to come!), BBQ and marshmallows around the fire pit, explore your own town (old downtown areas are the best!), escape to nearby nature/bike paths
Splurge: Go out to the movies, take a day trip to the big city, visit the local theme park, mini golf, go to a pro-sport game
Bottom line: Anywhere but here. Do something together with the ones you love and BE present. No calls, no texts, no posting the pics on social media until the fun time is done.