This book gives excellent ideas on how best to use your time. It makes you realise that there are small amounts of time that you may waste, like your work lunch hour - most people spend it eating lunch at their desks, when there could be interesting things going on nearby or nice walks to take.
I also subscribe to the email flyer (Seize the Days) that compliments the book and arrives in my inbox every week. It gives information about various fun and inspiring things to do that week up and down the country, including festivals (food - yum!, music) and exhibitions (art, historical) and all sorts of other strange things like cheese rolling in Gloucestershire!
Obviously I realise that us mums are time poor and most of us have to cram a lot into our busy lives but it's worth thinking every now and again that life is too short to spend it doing housework and boring stuff, getting out with your family creates wonderful memories! I'm going to make an effort to seize my days by taking a walk out in Kensington Gardens in my lunch hour, it's, beautiful, 5 minutes away and really there is no excuse not to! I'm also taking a knitting lesson (how old am I!?) in a couple of weeks, so I hope to fill some of my spare time clacking my needles on the train to work - more on the knitting lesson in a future post.
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