I recently read that moms who work full-time are responsible for the same parenting load as stay at home moms, just with 40 hours fewer each week to accomplish them. We are overcommitted and stressed out!
At this time last year, I was desperate for some time away from my responsibilities at home and at the office. So I cleared the calendar and gave myself a birthday gift: a day off. At home. By myself. No work, no parenting, no housecleaning, no errands. Just a day to do whatever brought me joy.
When was the last time you spent 12 hours by yourself, not doing anything for anyone else, just for you? For me, it was about a year ago! I enjoyed that birthday gift to myself so much, that I decided to give myself the same gift again this year.
I chronicled my day on Instagram: