Try to schedule a mental break for at least a half hour a day. Every day. The world will still turn if you are not hands-on and you might as well get used to the idea now.
If you’re not into meditating, here are some simple ideas for chilling:
- A cup of tea and your journal
- A trashy magazine and a snack
- A phone call with a good friend
I think zoning out in front of the TV or internet, while okay, do not really count toward reclaiming your sanity…