Often life can be very busy and we put off looking after ourselves; taking ‘me’ time. This can be for a number of reasons but the bottom line is it is because we are not prioritising ourselves over other things.
Now is the time to change that.
Life can be busy and there are always things that need to get done, or things you could do. There are probably times in the past when you think you would love to do something for ‘you’; whether go to the gym or do a class or something but you decide you haven’t got time, so you don’t do anything.
It is often an all or nothing approach when it comes to taking care of ourselves. It can be all too easy to find a reason not to do it.
It can seem like an effort. It is an investment and how many times have you regretted taking that time for you? Probably none. We know we feel better for it but still something prevents us from doing it.
I want you to remember this phrase: Anything more than nothing is good.
It doesn’t need to be an all or nothing approach. So you may not have time to go for a massage or go for a walk, but what can you do for yourself in ten minutes?
I find my job is quite sedentary (I am sitting down a lot with clients) so I want to ensure I look after my body/posture and keep active. I sometimes get frustrated when I don’t have the time to go for a run so can then find myself not doing anything. I can forget I could do 10-15 minutes of yoga and get the physical and mental benefits of that.
Just taking the odd ten minutes for yourself can be extremely beneficial and anything more than nothing is good.
In ten minutes you could:
– listen to a hypnosis mp3
– do this lovely relaxation technique and take yourself in to a nice place (it’s a form of self hypnosis)
– close your eyes and visualise your body doing what you want it to do
– take a stroll actively being in the present moment to notice sounds, nature, the fresh air
– phone a good friend
– book a hair appointment
– have a power-nap/snooze
– read a book/magazine
What can you do for yourself today?
Remember: Anything more than nothing is good!