Taking Time for Yourself — DO IT.

You don’t have to earn time off.

Jyssica Schwartz
3 min readSep 17, 2019

It’s too easy to make work my whole life.

As a full-time work-from-homer, I am basically always at the office. My cell phone is my work phone and my personal laptop is my work computer.

It can be hard to disconnect and just be a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a cat mom. I actually had to schedule my mother into my calendar this week, so that we could have a nice talk.

As much as I love my work and my life — which is really a lot and I have never been happier — I can feel it becoming more stressful.

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I have to remind myself to step back and disconnect. I have to remember that I am allowed to have a life outside of work. Clients CAN wait until morning for me to respond to their emails, even though I feel compelled to respond at 10 pm.

I’m allowed to go run errands or go shopping or even knock off a bit early if I want. I can make time for the gym.

I have to continue to remind myself of all of this because it is so easy to fall into being so busy that I have no time for myself. And I…



Jyssica Schwartz

Manging editor. entrepreneur, writer, editor, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com