What do you do for a break?

Written by Alli Price

Recently the lovely Veronica at Sleepless Nights asked the question – ‘what do you do for a break?’

I considered it. The last magazine I looked at was an online parents one – that I looked at solely for business purposes. The last time I caught up with someone in a cafe for a gas about something other than biz was so long ago I have forgotten and the closest I get to having a lie down is when I have my feet up at the desk while talking, you guessed it, business.

I had to answer – ummmmm, work. I work for a break. It sounded sad. I sounded sad.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realised it really was a break for me. God I love work, and I love it for the following reasons:

  • I get to use my brain,
  • I get to learn,
  • I can control work – what I do and when I do it (unike the kids),
  • it’s quiet when I work, and
  • I see the rewards of work, whereas with kids, let’s face it, it’s often a thankless job.

That said – all work no play makes Alli a dull girl so I jumped at the chance to take a break watching mummy comedienne, Jenny Wynter, strut her stuff on stage. And even better – she sent me five extra tickets to bring my mums along!

wahm, mumpreneur

So, if you’re a mum in biz and you need a break, leave a comment below letting me know how often you actually get a break and what you do in that period and five of you will be coming with me for a much-needed laugh. (p.s. you need to be in Melbourne and free the evening of Tue, April 10 to enter)Drawn Thu, April 5.

Cheers! Alli x

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7 Responses to What do you do for a break?

  1. Chelsea says:

    Right now my most indulgent break is playing Draw Something with friends. Funny to think I’m taking a break from drawing stick figures with my child to drawing stick figures with my friends. Humph!

  2. Melinda says:

    My idea of a break away is Woolworths. Nothing better than just walking the isles, just seeing what pops up.

  3. I have so many wonderful friends so they are always my excuse for a break. i have my book group which gets me out of the house for intellectual book discussion (cough cough) and a wine or few. Plus lots of good friends i have had since my own school days and new ones I have met through my kids…so i can usually find someone to catch up with for coffee wine or a meal out. I think that is super important as a parent.

    • Alli says:

      Martine@themodernparent » Thanks for applying Martine – I was beginning to think no one wanted to hang out with me!! x

  4. Mish says:

    I agree with all of things that are good about work. For me, I also balance a physical job when working with clients. I have realised although a quiet time is good for my internal balance I need to meditate while exercising. ( rather than a still meditation option) Yoga is perfect for this. I can monitor how much of a break I get by how many times I have attended yoga. I have been once so far this year :(

  5. Veronica says:

    I use writing for a break too, because I can sit in silence and imagine things. That is such a balm on some days, when the kids are hectic and everything is chaos. To bring order to an imaginary world? Awesome.

    I need to win lottery and move to Melbourne. Melbourne gets all the cool gigs.

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