Day One: An Hour a Day for a Productive Week

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.

Day One of a productive weekDay 1: Go out for dinner

Scrap the plans for reheated leftovers or a frozen meal. Spring has sprung and you deserve to enjoy it!

Inexpensive: Enjoy a picnic at the park, maybe a new one that you haven’t been to yet. At the very, very least- order take-out and eat on your patio (with paper plates!).

Splurge: Enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant and even order an appetizer before your meal. The special occasion tonight is YOU!

Bottom line: Tonight there will be no cooking. No dishes. Everyone gets to order what makes their belly happy and you get time freed up from not spending time in the kitchen. I’m sure you can think of somehow to fill it…..

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