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What helps you juggle work and family? What's your favorite quick stress reducer? Have you found a way to squeeze in some 'me' time into your busy schedule? Share your tips!

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  • I like cash-back sites like Swagbucks. They give users opportunities to earn cash for doing tasks, like product reviews, surveys, watching videos, and paid product trials, on top of their shopping cash-back rewards. Use http://bit.ly/2v9tJ1l for a referral credit. I earn about $200-$275 extra per month, plus anywhere from another $50-150 for product and television show trials, if your demographic is good. You won't be able to quit your day job, but it pays for groceries, gas, and savings for Christmas presents. My husband and I both have full time jobs, but every little bit helps in this economy, and I like how easy it is to earn a little extra spending and savings cash. See https://www.reddit.com/r/SwagBucks/ for more info, if you want to lurk for a while and see how other Swagbucks users are doing. Below is a screenshot of my dashboard with my lifetime earnings. I've been a member for a year-and-a-half, and I've earned a little shy of $5,000, not including product/television trials, because those pay directly to you via email (Paypal or Amazon), not through Swagbucks. http://i.imgur.com/IeRwKgg.jpg

    by MomToThree on 27th July 2017
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  • Remember HALT- Hungry Angry Lonely Tired. What ever it is you must take care of it. Don't ignore the signs. Take time each day to meditate in a quiet safe place, go to the beach, take a walk and enjoy nature.

    by terrip on 28th September 2015
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  • SLEEP! I really try and make sure that with all that I have going on - I get enough sleep, even if it means goign down when the kids go down!

    by Jennifer on 25th August 2010
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  • I am trying to make a better effort to get my "me time" in. I usually let this go first when I am too busy to think, but then the my stress level increases dramatically! I have been turning weekend naptime into mommy funtime! Sking is my sport and getting outside for some fresh air does the trick. I got out three times Christmas weeknd and I am on top of the world this week feeling like I can tackle anything! I can be a better mom, wife, and friend when I get to do what I love.

    by Jenny B on 28th December 2010
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  • Honestly? I make use of the downtime in between tasks. I check email while the pasta water boils, I put makeup on in the car - ONLY at stoplights, and I put off answering texts or emails for when I'm waiting in line at the bank. But I also prioritize a little "moment of peace" time, if I only have a second. I just close my eyes and breathe till the toaster oven dings.

    by Meg D. on 9th October 2010
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  • My favorite way to destress is to inhale, exhale and remember that I need time for me. You need to take care of YOU! No one else will.

    by JessicaXs on 14th August 2010
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  • With a one-year-old, it is hard for me to carve out any significant lumps of time in the day to work, and my work requires some concentration. I had a hard time at first trying to balance getting my work done and not feeling like I was neglecting my daughter. My solution? I have started getting up one hour before my daughter in the morning. I feel much less stressed. In that one hour I get more done than I would in 3 or 4 distracted hours during the day. And now my day is free to take care of my home and daughter. Some mornings it is hard to wake up early, but I just need to be disciplined and go to bed on time. It is worth it because I am much less stressed.

    by NutriFamilyMeals on 11th October 2010
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  • My daughter loves the videos on the sesame street website. We will plop down on the couch with the laptop, and I open one browser window for her on one side of the screen and one for me on the other. She can watch the videos, I can check email or just surf the internet, and we get some cuddle time together.

    by Allison on 15th September 2010
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  • I started using the disposable plastic food containers to store small toys (action figures, dinosaurs, etc). Not only does it keep all of the little stuff together but a pack of them is only about $2.50. These then get placed in the toy box and we have an organized toy box!

    by oceans mom on 20th September 2010
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