I’ve been a fan of Jessica Turner’s blog, The Mom Creative, for a long time. When I found out she was writing a book, I couldn’t wait to read it.
One of the main reasons I was excited to be a part the launch team for The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You is because Jessica and I are very similar in that we’re both mom bloggers who work out of home full time, in PR and marketing. I was very interested to take a peek into her life and find out how she “does it all.” (Spoiler: she doesn’t.)
The book is broken up into four sections: Explore, Discover, Maximize, and Live Well. Each section is chocked full of information to help you.
What I love about this book, is that Jessica not only gives you the information, she also made it interactive. She poses questions to the reader and leaves space for them to answer. It is those questions that I found the most helpful. They weren’t softball questions. They were deep, emotion-stirring questions that really made me stop and think before answering. It is in those questions that I found out many things about myself. Things that I hadn’t allowed myself think about before.
My advanced reading copy is marked up with notes in the margins, circled paragraphs and highlighted sentences. I just know this book will be one that I refer to when I feel myself getting too “busy” to make time for me.
After reading The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, I developed a list of goals I want to accomplish:
1. Wake up earlier
2. Take lunch – away from my desk
3. Always have a book with me
4. Go to bed earlier
5. Begin journaling regularly
6. Be intentional
7. Spend less time on social media
8. Learn to ask for help
9. Learn to get proper rest
I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s for every woman – not just wives and moms. There are tons of books that tell you to take time for yourself; The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You tells you how. It goes beneath the surface to find out what you need to do, in order to find those little “pockets of time.” Time for you.
Visit www.FringeHours.com to learn more and find some really cool resources.
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