Great piece!

It is true, especially for women. It can be harder for us to take time for ourselves because, socially, we've been groomed and expected to be self-sacrificing (almost to the point of our own health and well-being). It is a luxury (a decadence) to take a minute to do what we want: to sleep in (when we honestly need it), to get a massage, to read a book (uninterrupted) for 30 solid minutes. Partners and kids (those who have them, and kids old enough to know better, you know what I mean) should respect our time too. But when we do take a little of our own time back, some brand us as selfish. Um, no. We all need OUR time to reset and recover. It can't always be about the needs of others.

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