Take a Day Off!
I gave myself the best gift ever for Mother’s Day this year. A day OFF!
My husband and I are constantly juggling work life balance and raising a family. I haven’t taken a vacation day since Christmas. I’ve been saving my days to have the extra paid time off with our baby in my belly. With the business of life – a day off is just what was needed. And to make the day even better, my husband took the day off as well.
Rules for Our Day Off:
- No schedule
- Get the kids to school on time then SLEEP until whenever
- Don’t look at work email
- ZERO STRESS!
We headed out of town this past weekend so we were zonked. I woke up at 7:15 am, rushed the older kids to school, then headed home to SLEEP. The babe slept until NOON and so did me and the husb. We don’t get enough time with Iza, so he skipped childcare and hung with us for the day. A belated Mother’s Day for me and Birthday treat for my husband – we dined at a Brazilian Steakhouse. Then off to enjoy a pedicure, pick up the kiddos early from school and enjoyed a date night. (P.S. Limitless is an amazing movie! and THANK YOU BETSY for babysitting!).
It was the absolute perfect day that I know will be a rarity in the coming years as we add another person to the house. Juggling it all is hard, but one this is for sure. We are dedicated to testing and trying out whatever we can to make our work life balance work.
Take time to evaluate how you can take a break from the everyday. Make yourself a priority. Give yourself a day off!
What Would Your Perfect Day Off Look Like?