Taking Time Out – More Self-Care!
Being told to make more time for self-care isn’t a new thing. All over social media and in magazines worldwide, gurus and self-help experts (plus a multitude of memes) are forever telling us to take care of ourselves a bit more. More taking time out – just for you; more self-care.
In a perfect world, self-care shouldn’t be negotiable. Even as a busy parent, you need to look after yourself if you have a full-time job and responsibilities. It’s easier said than done, though; we all know how it feels when you’ve been so busy doing things for everyone else you totally need a vacation.
You can’t give anything of yourself to anybody else if your own stores are depleted. While it’s true that women especially are very good at looking after others, it’s easy to become empty and exhausted if you forget to make time for your own needs.
Don’t let life get to the point where you feel like you have nothing left to give; look after yourself, treat yourself to a facial or massage, or get outside in the fresh air. You could even buy yourself your favorite flowers. Taking time out for YOU also gives you the power to say no to what you really don’t want to do.
Don’t neglect yourself, ever…
When you constantly put everyone else first, you end up letting your own, just as important needs slide and not doing the things that make you happy. If you’re overwhelmed by life’s demands and the busy-ness of it all, there’s no better opportunity to take a step back and do something just for yourself like a facial, a massage, or a sumptuous beauty treatment to relax you and revive your body, mind, and soul.
So, when you’re tempted to work through lunch again because it’s too busy, remember that looking after yourself actually makes you more productive. You owe it to your co-workers!
We indeed need some stress to get things done – but too much is the complete opposite. Zap some stress away from your day with a walk in the sunshine or chat with friends. Doing things you enjoy stops stress from taking over, making you more productive – and much nicer to be around, too!
Pushing yourself to the point where you’re exhausted isn’t good for anyone, and if you make an effort to take some time out before it gets that bad, you’ll avoid a lot of stress.
Whether it’s a facial, a massage, or a glass of wine with your pals, remove yourself from a stressful issue. Without you knowing it, you’ll feel the benefits immediately. Escaping for a while can help you to find a solution. So get your focus back by walking away – and the answer may just come to you.
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