It's a challenge to let ourselves slow down. Taking dedicated “me” time when you have a family, work, home, and life to maintain may seem like a selfish act. But guilt may be our greatest inhibitor to creating a more balanced, calm and happy existence for ourselves and our families. Sometimes we might feel uncomfortable with the idea of claiming time just for ourselves, with no agenda whatsoever. Often when we find ourselves with an empty hour, we spend that time doing chores or attending to our relationships.
But as busy as our lives can be, we need to take moments out of your day to rest, remind ourselves of what we’re truly working for, and to feel renewed is stabilising. It can mean the difference between purpose and instability, between stress and balance, and between sickness and health.
If you are feeling like life is out of control, that you are undervalued, that you are too busy, or if you put the needs of others consistently before your own, then it is time to create some time and space for yourself. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, and create reserves of energy and peace.
Honouring yourself enables you to discover your truth, access your creativity and experience a sense of peace, wholeness, purpose, and balance.
What we all need in life is balance.
If we are always focused on external stimulation, or even on our relationships, we miss opportunities for inner growth and renewal.
At times, we all need to lift our spirits and it is vital for our mind to stay calm. That’s why is necessary that you take a moment to think about how you take care of yourself- both physically and emotionally.
Finding your balance is a day-by-day matter. One simple way to relax and embrace the importance of rest in life right now, is to breathe deeply.
Simply slow your breathing and clear your mind with deep breathing meditation. You can do this after getting off work, before, or whenever you truly need it.
Look in the mirror and own what you like about yourself.
Make time to call a friend, go out for lunch, or go to that work out class.
Start small. Start with 5 minutes a day to just be alone with your thoughts.
When we give to ourselves we’re actually helping our loved ones. We become happier, healthier and less resentful of those around us.
Happy fulfilled people are more pleasurable to be around. Realise when you’re giving to yourself you’re actually making it more possible to give to others too.
You’re re-energising your ability to give back. You’re not taking away from anyone.