12 Ways Working Moms Can Rebalance Work & Life

How to Successfully Walk the Work/Life Tightrope Without a Net

It's OK to Zone Out

So you’re stuck in rush hour, in a waiting room, standing by the microwave counting down the minutes for a chicken defrost? Claim it. Good old "nothing time." Remember it? Kicking a rock on the way home from school? Catching fireflies on a summer night? Daydreaming while pretending to be busily cleaning your room? 

Don’t fritter away restorative vegetative time thinking about what else you could be doing. Embrace it as a bonus. Don’t waste time looking for the gift tag. Of course it’s meant for you. Close your eyes or count ceiling tiles. It’s your choice.