Andrea describes how she makes more time for herself.

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Andrea says Eat, Pray, Love has changed her life. A busy mother with two sons, Andrea felt she was being pulled in too many different directions. After finishing the book, she found a way to make time for herself—without even leaving the house. "Now I'm taking time for myself," she says. "I have a small walk-in closet, and I go in there with a glass of wine and listen to music, read magazines or go through old photos. I sit back and am quiet. It gives me time to think and reflect." Andrea says that before she made time for herself, she would say yes to everyone, which is not the example she wanted to set for her children. "I'm teaching my boys to be independent thinkers, you know, go out into the world. I want you to do this, and do that. I wasn't doing any of that."
FROM: Why We Can't Stop Talking About Eat, Pray, Love!
Published on January 01, 2006