A lot happens in this state that stresses us out. So during this holiday season, please take some time to be a little selfish and take care of yourself.

I know using the word selfish might seem... well... selfish. But it's okay, you should be allowed to think of yourself every once in a while.

We stress out over taxes. We stress out over traffic. We stress out over having a healthy work-life balance.

I know I need to take my own advice this holiday season, and I invite you to do the same. Go ahead, there's nothing wrong with giving yourself a little escape.

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EduardMoldoveanuPhotography
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So take a break from parenting and get a sitter. Or take that much-needed day off and disappear to the Shore or Northwest hills of the state.

Or perhaps, head on down to Cape May for a day trip. Even if it's a quiet evening at home, there's nothing wrong with that.

Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash
Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash
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Whatever it is you ultimately decide to do, just make sure it's something for you. Take this time between now and the new year to figure it out, and be a little selfish.

And as we go into the new year, try to make it a point to give yourself a little more you-time. It's hard sometimes, I know. But even an hour to yourself after a long work week can make all the difference.

Your health and well-being are worth more than the daily grind in this state, so please take a moment for yourself this holiday season. You deserve it.

Holiday Christmas Tree Lights in the park
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