We have all been there before. We are so busy with our everyday lives that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. We keep pushing things back and say that we will get there later. I have been there on many occasions. I am the queen of being a busy bee and I have definitely pushed back taking time for myself. But I learned that it helps me more if I take an hour to relax rather than over working myself. It is important to take time for yourself to relax and to do the things that you love. Why is this the case?
Reduces Stress: When you are constantly stress, it can play a role with your mood and health. When you take time for yourself, you are in a relaxed state of mind and your stress is reduced.
Improves Happiness: What makes you happy? How do you feel when you are cooking your favorite meal or watching your favorite movie? When you are doing something that you genuinely love and enjoy, you are happy!
Self Discovery: Sometimes we want to try new things but we never get to it. It may give you a chance to discover a new part of yourself.
Try taking 20 minutes – 1 hour a day for yourself. You can take this time to workout, color, listen to music, and even nap. This is your time! If you need any ideas, check these out:
- Watching your favorite movie/TV show
- Spending time with pets
- A spa session
- Listening to music
How do you feel after this session? Do you feel relaxed or happy? Do you feel less stressed and are able to take on your next task without being flustered? Try writing down how you feel for the next few sessions to see any progress.
Do you take time for yourself to relax daily? What are your favorite activities?