FLYing Lesson: Take Regular Breaks

I want you to stop for a few minutes every hour and take a break. During this break, spend 15 minutes sharpening your axe:

  1. Make a list of what needs to be done.
  2. Look at the list and prioritize; don’t just up to do it yet.
  3. Drink some water, tea, or your favorite beverage.
  4. Spend this 15 minutes calming yourself, breathing deeply and slowly thinking about the next hour and what you can get done.
  5. Love on your babies.
  6. Kiss your husband.
  7. Then go back to work with a renewed spirit.

No more turning in circles, not knowing what to do next. You have a plan; you can do this, if you will just think slowly and calmly and write a few things down. Then you won’t feel so stressed. Being stressed about this is not going to help. In fact, it will make things worse.

Now, set a timer for 15 minutes and take a break.

You are really FLYing when you can do this!
– FlyLady

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