I stopped riding the bike to work when the break on the bike started to freeze during the nights. The buses work well, but taking a crowded bus is not exactly relaxing. Instead I started to walk kids to daycare, and on the days my husband picks our kids up, I walk the first bit home before hopping on the bus. It feels like steeling time for me but between a social job and toddlers at home, I really enjoy the quiet moment in fresh air.
When my younger one was just a baby, napping only for 15-30min during the day, I had a habit of always sitting down with a cup of tea first thing when he fell asleep during his big sisters nap. If i didn’t do it immediately, there most likely was not another chance for the quiet so I let all the need-to-do’s wait.
For me, having a breather in a full day is important and helps me “recharge”. I also seem to always create those moments for me. Do you feel you need a breather on a regular basis? How do you do it?