Share the abundance of heart and home with those you care for. It’s not what money buys that they want from you. It’s the quality of your time and attention. They need to know you’re listening and actually hearing what they have to say, even if it’s mindless chit chat. Everyone needs someone to talk to.
We all have multiple things on our plate many issues that demand our time. But you’re never too busy for those who are important in your life.
Don’t spend your entire weekend focused on work, or the little chores that you want to get done. Make sure you have quality time with your family too. Taking time to enjoy life is just as important as the work you feel must get done.
Re-examine your priorities. Relationships take work to maintain and succeed. How much work will depend on the quality of time, not necessarily the quantity of time you give to them. If you’re not willing to make the effort, they may find someone else who is willing.
Taking a break isn’t only for those in your life, it’s for you too. You will get back the attention to give to others. If you allow your stress to constantly give out anger and hateful words, that’s what you’ll get back. If you want a hug, understanding and a smile, then that’s what you’ll have to give.
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