“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris
At times, I feel over-whelmed with the craziness of unrelenting news stories, an on-going construction project next door and my personal commitments. Our hectic lives make it difficult to catch our breath, slow down and nurture ourselves.
It’s important to incorporate self-care practices in our daily life instead of waiting until we’re on overload. If I wake up anxious about a busy schedule, I remind myself to take a few deep breaths. Focusing on inhaling and exhaling calms our mind. When I begin my day stretching, meditating, or sipping lemon and honey water it starts the day in a positive way before checking Email and to-do lists.
Ultimately, we need to know we don’t have to do everything or be constantly busy. It’s ok and healthy to take time for ourselves. Relaxing with a good book, sitting in nature, taking a walk, enjoying things that soothe our spirit strengthen us so we can keep going.
Here are some other tips and resources:
- Wellness Expert, Motivational Speaker – https://www.peggyhall.com/
- Lifehack – https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/8-things-remember-when-you-are-overwhelmed.html
- Chopra Center – https://chopra.com/articles/learn-to-meditate-in-6-easy-steps