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.
While life is busy with a litany of must-dos - work, child-rearing, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry and on and on - women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There's just no time, right? Wrong.
In this practical and liberating audiobook, 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 listeners how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one's schedule will make the listener a better wife, mother, and friend.
Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone - except herself - The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use.
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Less talk about God, it was constant and not what I expect from a self help book. Had to stop listening.
"Love this book so much I need a hard copy now!"
This book was about so much more than the title eluded to (guilt, comparison, thankfulness, community) and I loved the way the author (Jessica Turner) curated so many quotes, survey responded answers and facts from studies to create this book. I also loved how she gave so many specific examples from her life and lives of many women she knows. It helps me to understand how to apply her insights all the more. I wish every woman in the world would read this book. It's phenomenal! I finally feel like I have the right to take care of myself and not feel guilty.
"A wonderful book for busy moms and women"
This book was wonderful, even if you already know that you should be taking time for yourself, I know so many moms ( myself included) who don't. There is a huge factor of "mommy guilt" that goes into our choices. I loved all her real, practical, and useable advice about how to fit in more time for yourself. Something's I do, like reading when I'm waiting, but other things I really hadn't thought of. I can't wait to try out some of her ideas so that my friends and I can have more time to pursue our passions and less stress in our lives.
"I would rather have my hours back, honestly."
Nope. Too dry and too repetitive.
Honestly, I know the author had great intentions with this book, and the message is good. It's just very repetitive and sort of bossy. For instance, I was really put off by the section that explained what I need to do to take good care of myself, such as yearly exams, drinking water, exercising and such. I don't get that from a book called "The Fringe Hours."
Yeah, not much differentiating that needed to be done. Narration was fine.
Maybe. To think about getting up a bit earlier and to delete facebook. That's about it.
Book could have been half as long.
"Best Christian Self-Help Book I Have Read"
Best Christian Self-Help Book I Have Read in a Long Time. Jessica is SO SO SO refreshing. I have listened to several podcast interviews that she did promoting the book, and I was still surprised at how good it is.
If you are a woman and you have a schedule, you need to read this book.
"Every woman should read this book"
Every woman should read this book. It is about making time for yourself. about letting you have time for things which you like and want to do. Good book. Read it.
I needed to hear this. I needed to know it is ok to make time for me. Thank you!!
"Thanks for the time!"
The content may seem like common sense, but we can all use the reminder and some helpful tips. If you actually do the little self reflection activities, this book can be a life changer! Thanks for helping me to not only see that I really do have time for things that are important, but for giving tips for using that time effectively! The narrator's voice was calm and seemingly sounded happy, which made for an easy read (listen).
"Great book! Horrible reader"
I can't seem to stay awake, the reader sounds robotic and monotone like a computer is reading it. It's making it very hard to listen to. The content is awesome but the reader makes it painful.
"Making time for me"
This book was very well written and the narration made it easy to follow along. I highly recommend this book for any woman who struggles with making time for herself. I loved the option of listening to this book while riding in my car to work or while sitting alone during my quiet time. The tips are worth implementing and sharing with my friends.
"Problem with the narration?"
I was really looking forward to reading this book as many bloggers that I follow had mentioned it over the previous months. I really liked the concept and, whilst I only listened to the first quarter of the book, there were some interesting ideas and valuable messages in what I heard. My issue with this book, which meant that I couldn't bring myself to listen any longer, was that there appears to be an issue with the narration. It almost sounds like it has been read by a computer generated voice or auto-tuned to the point that it actually makes such a personal story seem impersonal (and hard to listen to because every sentence seems to have the same expression/tone/modulation/repetitive rhythm? It is hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes it so grating on the ear.) My partner tried fiddling around with the reading speed and volume for me to try and fix the problem, but eventually had to abandon the book as it was just not fantastic to listen to.
No! (See reasons above)
Jessica should have read her own work in this instance as it was a personal story that would have been more convincing in her own voice. I've heard her interviewed by Tsh Oxenreider and she would have done it wonderfully.
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