Being told to make more time for self-care isn’t a newthing. All over social media and in magazines around the globe, gurus and self-help experts (plus a multitude of memes) are forever telling us to take care of ourselves a bit more.
We work so hard, for many many years to create a living to support our lifestyle, and save for retirement too. Take care of your health NOW so you will not have to use all of your retirement and savings to pay for your care in a hospital bed. Being sick and debilitated because you failed to put your health FIRST! I want you to come from a place of empowerment, and that means to be more mindful of your lifestyle.
Are you living life with ease or in PAIN?
In a perfect world, self-care shouldn’t be negotiable. Even as a busy mom or parent, if you have a full-time job and responsibilities, you need to look after yourself. 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 can’t give anything of yourself to anybody else if you are depleted, and while it’s true that women especially are very good at looking after others, it’s easy to become completely 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 restorative massage or a deep cleansing facial, get yourself outside in fresh air, nature walks are the most calming and refreshing gift you can give yourself! Taking time out for YOU gives you the power to say no to the things that you really don’t want to do.
Don’t neglect yourself, ever…
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 massage 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! 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. 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.
So…Have we convinced you to take care of yourself now?