As wives our time doesn’t always feel like it belongs to us. We feel like our time is shared with others who have needs, wants, and requests of their own.
The truth, however, is that we all have the same 24 hours. If someone asks you to do something, he’s taking that out of his 24 hours and putting it in yours. Does it make sense? Are you the best person to do it? Have you built the kind of relationship to justify it?
We need to extend that thinking to our own time, too. “Self-care” has become a buzzword, but it’s not just referring to massages or bubble baths — it can also mean dropping out of a committee so you have time to exercise. It can be as simple as ditching your daily Netflix habit and working on your long-awaited side hustle instead.