How I Carve Time Out For Myself
With four children I know things can get on top of me sometimes so I ensure I have a self-care strategy I can use. I make time to read because I find reading deeply relaxing. I also draw great strength from reading the Tafseer of the Quran. I can totally lose myself in my reading which I think is a great way to switch off from all of the daily monotony.
Another thing which really helps is to abandon my mobile phone in another room of the house and not pick it up again for several hours. Phones are constantly sucking us in with tasks and emails that need replying to, or calls that need answering. I find too much screen time is draining. Not looking at my phone or having it near me gives me a real sense of freedom and a genuine energy boost. It increases my productivity too!