I pre-ordered The Fringe Hours months ago. It took
weeks almost two(ish) months for me to finish it. I would read a couple of chapters, and put it down for another book. Sometimes I’d let a chapter really sink in or try to focus on what made sense (you know, taking time for myself – doing the things that are oh so good for my soul.)
The book revolves around fringe hours. The minutes in our day that we should be spending doing things that fulfill us. Make us feel better. What do you enjoy doing? (Me, I enjoy running, reading, scrapbooking, crocheting and a multitude of other hobbies.)
It’s an easy book. There are worksheets for you to answer questions so you’re thinking even more about what you’re doing with your time. What you WANT to be doing with your time.
The Fringe Hours is fantastic. As a wife, mom, employee. It’s a good book. You don’t have to be a mom to benefit from this book. You don’t have to be a wife to enjoy this book. You could work from the home and still get something out of The Fringe Hours.
As I was reading this book, I realized that some of my fringe “minutes” were early in the morning. I find myself reading more while getting ready for work. (It takes me at least 30 or so minutes to do hair, etc. in the morning before our son wakes.) Magazines are being read. Books are being finished. It’s nice – and we’re not in a rush to get out the door. I’ve been doing this for about 6 weeks and I can’t tell you how great it feels.
I hope I can transition back to morning workouts one day, but for now, I’m taking my fringe hours where I can get them. I’ve been going to ceramics class more frequently, and I really, really hope I can get back into some crafty things soon. I know I can, but I need to make the time.
If you’re wondering how you can do it all, and maintain your sanity, I highly encourage reading The Fringe Hours.
How do you spend your fringe hours? Are you good about doing things for yourself on a daily basis?
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