Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back to School Week Day 3: Take 10

Day 3 Tip: Dude, you're halfway through the week. Take a breather. I know that you can't realistically take 2 hours for yourself, so take 10 to 20 minutes instead. For real, you've earned it.

Here are some suggestions as to what to do with yourself for 10 minutes:
  • Take a walk around the block, or exercise whatever way you want, just get your blood flowing!
  • Shower. And shave your legs. 
  • Take a few deep breaths and do a sun salutation without a kid punching you in the butt as soon as you bend over. 
  • Stop at Dunkies or Starbucks (or my personal favorite, Quick Chek) and get a cup of coffee if you've got a few extra bucks in your pocket.
  • Look up whether or not Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually has that weird accent that he uses in the Don Jon movie trailer. It's a really bad "Jersey" accent; I don't remember it from 3rd Rock from the Sun and he was born in LA so it probably isn't real. (Can you tell how I used my time?) 
And then here are some thing you shouldn't do:  
  • Try to tackle any major home improvement or organization projects. It'll be easier to start those later, once you've got a kids-in-school groove going.
  • Clean the house the whole time the kids are gone. A speed-clean will do just fine, thank you.
  • Get on the computer and surf aimlessly for hours. It's a time-suck, and it'll just prevent you from doing anything for yourself.
  • Worry about what is going on in the school. They're in capable hands. 
So get out there and do that! Quit reading and jog or something! Just remember to set your timer, otherwise it's easy to forget that you might have other crappy grown-up stuff to do as well.

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