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It’s the time of year when I find my­self feel­ing very stretched. There just seems to be so much on, and no free time at all. With two young chil­dren, week­ends are now spent at dance re­hearsals, school galas and Pip­pin out­ings. Most of the time it’s fun - I’m the sort who likes keep­ing busy and can eas­ily get cabin fever if I’m at home for too long. But some­times I have to re­mind my­self to take a breath and some time out. I think ‘‘no’’ is an im­por­tant word to know how to say. Of­ten I over­com­mit, but I’m get­ting bet­ter at say­ing no to some events and catch ups.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, when the sun was shin­ing, there were a mil­lion jobs on my list. But I de­cided to flag them, grab the pooch and head around Orewa es­tu­ary. It was a good call, I came home feel­ing re­freshed and reen­er­gised, ready to tackle my tasks. Re­mem­ber to take time out for your­self this fes­tive sea­son, it’s im­por­tant.

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