“According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction … and social withdrawal. Yow!”
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Are you at the bottom of your to do list? When was the last time you got a massage? …took a walk? …without rushing? Or, simply sat down and did absolutely nothing?
I know you’re thinking that you don’t have time to do all or any of those things. Life is too busy, so you take those moments when they come up spontaneously. There’s nothing wrong with living in the moment and grabbing “me” time when it comes up.
But, you’re more likely to have more time to get rejuvenated and revitalized if you actually schedule it. Like going to the batting cages? Write it on your calendar (enter it on your smart phone). Feel relaxed and calm when you’re in the garden? Pen it in. Love how you feel after a bit of yoga? Make it regular appointment and block out time for that.
Whatever it is that equals “me” time for you, put it in your calendar. Add a reminder. Put yourself at the top of your list on certain days of the week/month.
After all, if you’re not at your best, how can you be your best for others?