Making time for yourself
Do you often notice the way some women appear to be at peace all the time? Are you a nervous wreck at times and keep worrying about what errands you have to run in a day between your office meetings when at the same time, more jobs are being placed on your table. Lots of women have gotten used to this way of life that they feel it's normal. It's actually not. Some women have to find this out the hard way, living their lives while giving up one sacrifice after the other to achieve the goals they need to advance their families.
This takes long days of working in modern infrastructure and nights of being a mother and wife. It's really hard to find time for yourself with all these troubles.
If you're reading this article you're probably in the same fix or something like this. I'm going to tell that its okay to just let go and let things flow naturally. If it doesn't work out it wasn't meant to be. You need to stop and decide what is and what isn't working for you, maybe even write up a list of pros and cons to see what's working in your life and what's not.
Making time for yourself a priority will make a difference in your overall confidence, productivity, and will give you a clear mind and clear thoughts. Your self-care is often overlooked and this shouldn't be.
Here are 5 ways you can begin making time for yourself a priority in life.
Spend time with yourself by going alone to your favorite restaurant and taking in the scenery and atmosphere
Working overtime might have become a usual process for you. This isn't healthy one bit for both your body and your mind. You need to take a break and not a family picnic or outing (this will just lead to more stress). Try to find time for just yourself. Take a day off and visit your favorite places or just have a walk in the park. Just kick back relax and enjoy yourself. Be happy just being with you. You don't even have to go out, just take a long hot bath or sit in a room and relax think about what's good for you and what's not. This is the perfect time to sort your life out or just reminisce about past events.
Get a full 8 hours of sleep each night.
On most typical busy days, many women skip out on their sleep. You shouldn't do this at all. Getting your complete hours of sleep is essential to having a great and relaxed day. It not only relaxes the body and reduces stress it also increases your thinking power making you more efficient the next day. Getting eight complete hours of sleep daily is also great for maintaining your feminine beauty.
Read interesting books
. Idle hands are the devils workshop. The same goes for an idle mind. Read books about topics that interest you. Find other exciting activities for yourself. Go to the movies just on your own, without the family. You'll find it quite fun, stimulating and exciting all at the same time. Expand your mind, it keeps you more active.
Prepare Healthy meals
This goes a long way in helping your mental and physical health. Cooking can help you relax and get creative, using the kitchen as your studio. Don't get to carried away, make healthy food that will heal your body. Do this alone so you can eat what you like and be yourself. During your normal daily routine you might find yourself whipping anything up and end up eating in a rush. Just calm down and cook a meal you love and savor it.
Commit to 30 minutes of prayer, meditation and exercise.
While taking your "me" time, you'll need a schedule so you don't lazy around too much. Once you're done rescheduling your life, make out a little bit of time for prayer, meditation or exercise. If you're religious, remember to keep in touch with God. Meditate often to calm yourself down. Exercise is also a good choice because keeping fit might be a priority for you. If it isn't, it’s still a good idea to stay in shape. Take exercise and yoga sessions to help keep your mind at peace.
Making time for yourself might not necessarily, moving and adjusting your schedules might prove quite the chore. Nevertheless it eventually pays of as you find yourself relaxed and better equipped to handle your family. Plus, you'll generally feel better afterwards.
I would like to believe that this article has helped you see what you've been missing out on and help you make the first baby steps to readjusting your entire work ethic and lifestyle.