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(Day 24)

30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW

Time affluence is the feeling that you have enough time to reflect, relax and engage in activities that are personally meaningful. Time poverty is the feeling that you are constantly stressed, overworked, behind and rushed. But, do we have enough time? How much free time do we really have? (2 min)

“Making the most of our free time helps us forget about work and goes a long way toward preventing burnout. But often, when we try to relax, the pings, notifications and small, mundane obligations all add up until, suddenly, we’ve wasted all of our “me time”. It’s a concept called ‘time confetti’: we fragment our leisure hours into short, unenjoyable moments that end up stressing us out rather than relaxing us. Retaking control requires us to make a conscious effort to avoid distractions, center our focus on one thing at a time and reevaluate what’s truly important to us.” Watch The one thing ruining your free time (2 min) to learn how to prevent time confetti blues. Then take a few minutes to read You’re spending your free time wrong — here’s what to do to be happier and more successful.