Make Time For Family
by Terri Seymour
Copyright 2001 Terri Seymour
As I sit here thinking about my two boys, Jesse who
is 16 and heading to college next fall and Dustin,
my baby, who is almost as tall as I am, I realize that
no matter what happens in our lives we have to make
time for the most important thing that we have. We
all know that I am talking about family!
These days, our daily lives can become so hectic and
overwhelming that sometimes we forget what is truly
important. Especially if you are trying to build your
own home business. Our business becomes our life and
other things get pushed to the side.
I recently was in a state of confusion about my own
My Own Ezine. Although I love my business, I felt it
was taking over my life. I felt so overwhelmed and
in over my head. I thought my life would be so much
simpler without having to run My Own Ezine. I actually
Well, thank goodness, after much contemplation and a
couple of chats with a good friend, I knew I could
never give up My Own Ezine. I worked too long and hard
and made too many friends to just quit!! My Own Ezine
is and always will be a part of my life.
Here are some things you can do to prevent your
business from taking over your life:
1. Set aside some time every day for family. Having
a little time with your family is very relaxing,
invigorating and refreshing. Have a family movie,
play board games, take a family walk or bike ride,
or have a picnic. There are so many simple things you
can do with your family that do not require a lot of
time and/or money.
2. Set aside some time for yourself. This is something
that we all need sometimes. Just site, relax, read a
good book, listen to music, watch TV or just relax
with a cup of coffee. Whatever it is that soothes you
and refreshes your mind. Taking a little solo time
will make family and work time much more enjoyable.
3. Organize your time. This simple yet effective task
will enable to do much more work and have more family
time than just going from one thing to another, trying
to figure out what to do next.
4. Exercise. This is another thing you can do with
family or solo. Go for a nice brisk walk or hop on your
bike and go for a ride. Exercise is a great stress
reducer and it also helps refresh your mind.
5. Get involved with your kids lives. Talk to them.
By doing this you will feel much more in control in
your personal and work life. This will give you a
stability you might not feel otherwise.
6. Have a date night with your hubby/wife or sweetheart.
Sometimes we get lost in our lives and don't take time
to really be with each other. To do this is extremely
important because if we are happier and more relaxed
with our mate, that feeling will spill out into other
areas of our lives, making us more productive.
7. Take a day off from your computer. Go out for the
day with your family and do not even think about email
or websites or business of any kind. After such a day,
you will be refreshed and ready to get back to work.
You can find more info and ideas here: http://www.family.org/ http://www.familyplay.com/ http://family.go.com/ http://www.familylife.com/
Besides many other things, having My Own Ezine has
instilled in me just how important family is. No
matter what life throws at you, always make time for
Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com
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