Be aware of your own emotions and energy levels. It's nigh on impossible for many of us to take a day or even a whole hour to ourselves so make of list of small activities you can do in 10 minutes that recharge you. It could be you sit for 10 minutes reading before going into the office, go for a walk around the block at lunchtime, schedule a 10 minute chat with a friend - whatever it is that sustains and rejuvenates you. Then when you can feel yourself in need of a quick pick me up - do one of your 10 minute recharges. try and work up to fitting in 3 per day - that's 30 minutes to yourself! Find creative ways to do it - come on, we can all find 10 minutes!”
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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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Dab a little teething gel (like Ambusol or Orajel or the generic equivalent) on a mosquito bite or bee sting to "take the itch away" -- the lidocaine in the gel numbs the skin the same way it numbs the gums.by Lylah M. Alphonse on 10th June 2008810Vote!
I got ruthless with email. I love email, but it was sucking up too much precious time. I check my inbox first thing -- often standing up so I don't get too comfortable! -- and review everything as quickly as possible. That way, when I sit down later to start work, I actually do *work*!by Diane on 10th June 2008214Vote!
I use technology to save time in my family's health care. Our clinic has an online records and communication system, and I use it to communicate with doctors, set up regular appointments, and renew prescriptions. No phone tag, no long waits on hold, it's much more efficient.by Daisy on 10th June 2008216Vote!
I make a menu for the entire week. My least favorite thing about meals is planning what we're going to eat, so I get all of that out of the way at one time.by mamajama on 9th June 2008222Vote!
I keep a running list of "stuff" in my planner. When something else I need to do pops in my head, I dump it on the list. That gets it out of my head and on paper, and I don't get stuck two hours later trying to remember what I need to do.by Kelly O on 9th June 2008214Vote!
Medela's Quick Clean Micro Steam bags are great for sanitizing breast pump parts at work, but you can also use them at home to zap the bottles, pacifiers, and teethers.by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008217Vote!