How 5 Successful Women Find Free Time
Bronx, New York-based urban-revitalization strategist and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship
“For a long time, I worked 90-hour weeks and refused to slow down. I even powered through a serious kidney infection. But when I was hospitalized for three herniated disks in my neck, I realized that I’m no use to anyone when I’m in pain or stressed-out. Now I try to carve out about two hours for myself every morning. I meditate, then take a gym class. When I need a bigger recharge, I write, ‘Don’t schedule anything!’ over a block of days on my calendar. At those times, I won’t answer the phone or look at e-mails. It’s necessary for my well-being.”
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.