How Will You Use Your Fringe Hours?
Recently, my husband and I were having a conversation in the car. We were talking about these adorable fruit cups that one of the moms in my daughter’s preschool class made for the class’ healthy snack that day. I said “some women have so much time”. My husband looked at my rather confused and said “and you don’t?”.
I sat rather quiet because honestly? I didn’t understand. He’s gone for over 14 hours a day, the kids are busy and have places to be, my house is a constant disaster area, I have clients to take care of and my blog to write. How in the world do I have time?
When I became a stay-at-home-mom, I had a very hard time dealing with the fact that I was no longer a monetary contributing member of our family. This became a constant struggle to keep myself busy. If the house was a mess, I felt like I was being lazy. I never sat down. I never gave myself a break. I’ve spent the last 7 years this way. And honestly? It has taken it’s toll. I am at a point where I can no longer live like this. I told you at the beginning of the year that one of my goals for this year is to practice self love.
These past few weeks I have been trying to relax here and there. I’ve been coloring, watching some TV with the kids or my husband, trying new recipes and reading. Yes, reading. It’s been years since I picked up a book. The Fringe Hours was on many best of 2015 lists and I honestly had no idea what it was about. I had no idea how much I NEEDED it.
If you are feeling completely burnt out and in need of more time for yourself, you need to pick up a copy of Jessica Turner’s The Fringe Hours. Essentially, think about all of the time you waste throughout the day where you could be something for YOU. From the hour you wait to see the doctor or the fifteen minutes you wait picking up your child from school. These little “Fringe Hours” all add up. It talks about learning to let go of little things, like the toys that are still out from a great day of play and using that time for YOU.
Track your time to see where your Fringe Hours are with Jessica’s free time tracker printable here.
I am often very turned off by “self help” type of books. But, The Fringe Hours is like sitting down to talk to a very good friend. It is that one woman in your life who knows exactly what you need to hear.
I love all of The Fringe Hours accessories as well. There are greeting cards to send to your best friend who may need to be lifted up, an inspirational journal to lift YOU up, a canvas pouch that was perfect to keep my colored pencils in, and more.
I am excited to see where my Fringe Hours take me. Where will they take you?
Author Jessica Turner is also known as The Mom Creative.
Pick up your kindle copy of The Fringe Hours for just $1.99 here!