Last week was one of those nutty weeks at work – we were all prepping for a huge press event and the days dragged into nights and none of us even knew what day it was. Sleep was a luxury and we definitely didn’t get much of it. Fortunately the event was a success and we all finally went home and slept for hours.
I was reminded how vital it is to take a few moments each day, just for me. Even if it’s just ten minutes to rejuvenate and focus on something personal – it’s so important!
I’m in the middle of planning the vacation of a lifetime for the family right now. My Mom may look 55 but she’s turning 70 this year (!!) and we are all going to celebrate with an amazing European vacation.
I may also have a birthday in there too. 29 AGAIN! Yay! 😉
Anyway, all I wanted to do last week is have a little time to focus on planning the fun activities we would be experiencing while we were on our trip but I just couldn’t find the time.
As the “Fanny Camp Director” in charge of this excursion, and seven of us traveling, there is a lot to plan and coordinate. Planes, trains, automobiles AND ships. I definitely need a moment (or ten) each day to make sure we stay on track as our departure date grows nearer.
My favorite way to take a little break in the middle of work chaos or blog writing is to step away from the computer for a little bit, grab a coffee – I love iced coffee in the summer months – and just focus on my own creative ideas or, in this case, vacation planning.
I can set my phone timer for 10 minutes and just focus on something fun. A little time just for me to help clear all of the “mind clutter” and to allow me to come back re-focused.
My current favorite iced coffee beverage is International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee. It’s like a little treat that takes zero effort on my part since it’s ready to pour over ice. No need to drive anywhere and get a “fancy” coffee – it’s ready to go when I am ready for my little “coffee break”.
Can’t wait to keep you posted on the vacation planning progress and I hope YOU will remember to “take back 10” as well and carve out a little time for a break each day!
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Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.
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