I made it through the workout, giving it all I could and then the friends canceled our hiking plan and I thought "today's the day, I'm taking it off." I don't mean off in the normal since of farming the children out to my husband or leaving the house to go grocery shopping. What mean is I took the day off from my To Do List. It dosen't mean I didn't do anything on my list, it just means that the list was not the priority and what a difference it made. I baked muffins for lunch and brownies for dinner. I played board games with my children, 3 times.
I journaled for Project Life. I even read a fun book in the morning and attempted a nap at 10 a.m. I say attempted because when the children are about, a nap is almost impossible. They always need something no matter how many times you say "if the door is closed don't open it unless I am screaming." I did a bit of homeschool planning. And look, I am even writing a blog post. Taking a day off meant I made myself available to my children, not my list and I did whatever struck my fancy, like the baking and reading instead of running from one to do to another. I think a day off did me some good.
Why don't you try it?