I read a great post yesterday on Second & NE about taking time out and not getting too caught up in everyday stresses.
It reminded me of the fact that we can all get lost so easily in our ‘normal lives’ that we forget to take even the smallest of times to refocus on ourselves and clear our minds.
Sometimes clients will say to me – I haven’t got time for that.
The standard answer is – If that’s the case you, can’t afford not too.
You see, the more stressed and busy we become, the more important it is that we give ourselves time to recharge.
Not only does this help us mentally and physically, but it also makes us better able to focus and be more productive when we have go back to doing our tasks.
The break you’re giving yourself doesn’t have to be a two week holiday in the Bahamas (though that does sound quite nice), it can just be taking a few minutes to relax or even a few seconds to really breathe and centre yourself. Using a form of meditation, mindfulness or self hypnosis will deepen the benefits of this, so use them whenever you need to.
Working on relaxation is just as important to most people as going to the gym should be – your body and mind work together. If you want to stay healthy it’s important to look after all aspects of yourself.
Wishing you a relaxing stress free Thursday