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Short: An Hour a Day (with Poll)

It's easy to lose ourselves in the the crammed list of daily priorities and activities. As age catches up with us...well, me, actually...I find myself easily tired at the end of the day.

Like yesterday, I spent a total of 4-plus hours driving in stop-go traffic and when I came home, there really wasn't anything else on my mind except for sleep. #lol And yet, there was work to catch up on, a little bit of book-reading, internet-surfing, repeat-show-watching, vacuuming, mopping, kitchen-cleaning, taking out the rubbish, hanging up of the laundry, etc....

I always envy those who have 'back-up' in the form of family or home support who help them deal with the everydays when they come home from work.

I try to fit yoga (not the handstands and back benders you're thinking of. Just simple stretches!), a short ride on the stationary bike, or a 20-minute silent stint of doing absolutely nothing but with soft, meditative music on my headphones, into my everyday list of things to do, but reality always take over.

I'll try harder.

It's easy to get lost in our everyday responsibilities and duties but we owe ourselves an hour or at least 30 mins to spend on ourselves. That way, we become more thankful and are reminded the reason we were born.

Tell me here in this poll whether you make free time, one-hour or five-minutes, is a part of your daily routine.

one hour a day of self-maintenance is important. picture quote from
You owe yourself one hour a day of self-maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That is less than 5%. It matters, it really does. Make it count. - Sarah Brassard (

It's the weekend and I wish everyone some precious me-time with your loved ones!
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