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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

Jessica N. Turner
The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You
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Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself, and that you have to push your own needs aside. There's ju... Read More

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Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself, and that you have to push your own needs aside. There's just no time, right? Wrong.

In the practical and liberating The Fringe Hours, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach readers how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves.

Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone--except herself--The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use.

Product Details:
Pages: 208
Release: 02/2015
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2015
  • UPC: 9780800723484
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish Date: Feb 17, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 100
  • Audience Age Minimum: 18
  • Audience Gender: Female
  • BISAC: "SEL035000"
  • ISBN: 0800723481

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Being intentional on how you spend your time ~* your fringe hours *~ little pockets of time, on purpose. by Kathleen E. on 3/17/2015
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner, © 2015

Just because something is a good thing doesn’t mean it is good for this moment in your life.
--The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, 31

So much wisdom in this statement. We think we have to do it all. The seasons in your life will bring many pleasures. Don't get knotted in the "woulda', coulda', shoulda', oughta'" regrets and looking back, wishing a do-over. Enjoy your today, where you are. Don't sacrifice family for multitasking activities and others' to-do-list requests. Once. Your family will be at this stage of time, once. Overcommitment robs you of n~o~w.

Choose joy.

Recognize and embrace what God has created in you ~ gifts and talents, and a desire to pursue what you are passionate about. Jessica surveyed 2,000 women and compiled responses, sharing priorities including refreshment optimum to health for you and your family ~ committing to include yourself in rest and what you enjoy. Time is going to continue whether you wish to, or do set aside moments. Being intentional on how you spend your time ~* your fringe hours *~ little pockets of time, on purpose.

Why We Need Community: Making time for you is not always about making time to do something by yourself. It is also important for women to be in community.

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You ~ So many woman-to-woman topics ~ making a change to eliminate time wasters; cultivating balance; recognizing what really matters; prioritizing relationships; living in your season. Benefits worth sharing. Her website has a free weekly time tracker to use as a regular personal resource to help you find, plan, and maximize your fringe hours.

Live a life of joy.

***Thank you to Revell for sending me a copy of Jessica N. Turner's The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

You need this book! by Jennifer on 3/1/2015
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Like so many mothers, I struggle with finding “me time” to do the things I enjoy. It was a struggle even finding the time to read The Fringe Hours! However, I’m so glad I did.

Reading this book was very timely and freeing for me. Jessica Turner reminded me that it’s so important to do things that feed my soul. Housework can wait!

I especially enjoyed the first section of the book on pursuing balance and shifting your perspective. She has great suggestions on how to MAKE time (because, as the book quotes, you’ll never find it). I found myself relating to so much; often my calendar is full and it looks like everything is sorted in neatly, but I’m doing too much. Turner reminds us it’s okay to say no: “If it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no!”

Turner tells you not only how to make time, but why.

She helps you to identify fringe hours – or time for pursuing your passions – and gives lots of great examples. Some of these I found really obvious, while others were really eye opening, and I’ll definitely be putting them into practice.

Overall, I found this book a bit more for working moms than stay-at-home moms, but she has some great tips for women of all walks of life.

I needed this book, and chances are, you do too!

Take Back Your Time...Every Woman Should Read This Book by Bethany on 2/17/2015
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I was a little skeptical when I started to read The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, since most of the books I have read in the past about making time for yourself are nothing but fluff. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Jessica Turner has thoroughly researched this book, before writing it, by surveying 2000+ women from 50 states and 30 countries. No matter what walk of life these women came from, we all have the same problem—we don’t take enough time for ourselves.

Turner lays out a practical strategy to balance the daily tasks that are necessary, with the fringe hours in your life. What’s a “Fringe Hour?” Well, according the Turner it is “a limited or appointed piece of time that is found in the margins of a day.” We all have them, but when we use them on ourselves, we tend to have feelings of guilt and selfishness wash over us, but Turner shows throughout the book that we don’t have to feel that way and we are entitled to use that time for us.

I would recommend this book to EVERY woman. Whether you are a SAHM, WAHM, business woman, etc, this book applies to your life. We all sacrifice ourselves and time, for other things, but we need to take those fringe hours back and make them our own without feeling guilty or selfish.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book, from Family Christian, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}


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