If you feel burned out and rarely have time for yourself, read this:

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I have a confession to make. I’ve been struggling with something for a while.

It’s called EXHAUSTION.

I don’t seem to have enough hours in my days.

Not enough time to write or work or read or rest. Not enough time for God or my family or friends. And definitely not enough time for sleep and exercise … or for myself. To just do something for me.

My brain feels fried. And my body is starting to feel burned out.

And I’m wondering if it’s just me, or is there a bigger epidemic among women?

It hit me when I was recently asked two questions and didn’t have good answers. But I also couldn’t think of many women who do. Here are the Qs:

How good are you at taking time for yourself? Do you block out regular time to do things you enjoy that aren’t for work, for your family or for ministry, things that refresh your soul, refuel your heart or relax your brain? 

If those two questions had been a quiz with hours I listed determining my score, I would have failed.

I have a habit of minimal-me-time and bad-self-care, and it feels like I’ve struggled for a lifetime. God knows I need to change. And God knows I want to get better at working less and “enjoying” more.

And maybe, you’ve been feeling that way too?

What if we decided to spend our lives differently? What if there was a better way? What if someone showed us how to find hidden pockets of time in our busy days and doing something for ourselves without feeling guilty? I know…

  • I’d be less stressed and more fun to be around.
  • I’d get better the life and gifts God’s given me.
  • My family would get a happier “me”.

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But I can’t figure this out on my own. I need someone who is good at this to show me how and that’s why I was SO HAPPY when I got my copy of  The Fringe Hours that just released this week. This book feels like a life-raft God is using to help me find my way to shore. 

Jessica Turner has written a beautiful message every woman needs with tools and strategies every woman can use. She shares why it’s important we take time for ourselves and the most common reasons we don’t (based on a survey of 2500 women). Then she shows us how to find fringe hours we all have but rarely use for ourselves through simple, doable ideas and strategies she’s discovered as a busy working woman, mom, blogger and creative. 

Buy-Now-ButtonIf you ever wished you had more time to ENJOY the life you’ve been given, Jessica can help you find it and use it abundantly for what matters most to you!  CLICK HERE to get a copy ON SALE at Amazon.

If you’re not sure it’s a book for you, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon. It just released this week and within 3 days it was a #1 best-seller. The reviews are from woman of all walks of life and it’s been amazing to read how it’s impacting them all.

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About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


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