Where do you rate on getting your needs met?
What would you do if you had a whole day to yourself to do whatever floats your boat? What about half a day, two hours? Would you even know what to do or where to start? Do you immediately come up with a long list, or does the question leave you scratching your head?
The term self-care has been getting lots of airplay lately. In a nutshell, basic self-care would be things like good hygiene and making sure your health care needs are being met. Up the ladder from that would be paying attention to nutrition and squeezing in some physical fitness. On top of the pyramid would be mani / pedi’s and beautification in all its dimensions, spa visits, cultural outings, etc… Nestled in between those nooks and crannies are naps, long baths, reading for pleasure, Netflix-a-thons and a myriad of hobbies.
Do some of these seem like distant memories or out of reach because of time or money constraints?
What if I told it costs you not to slow down and take a chill from time to time? The cost may not be monetary, then again it might. There are costs associated with relationships and physical/mental health when we are stressed and tired. We talk about those less than money in the bank, but they’re a currency more precious than gold.
So, I ask you again? Where do you rate on getting your needs met? Be honest.
It may seem like that hamster wheel is spinning waaay too fast for you to jump off of and take a little breather, but, if you don’t, you’re gonna burn out. And I’ve got news for you; no one else is going to schedule that pedicure for you.
Here are 5 simple steps get you back on the track via the feel good train:
And by the way, it’s not selfish. Far from it. Erase that idea from your mind.
When our cup is full, we can give to others with love and generosity of heart.
I want to hear from you now! What’s your number one challenge when it comes to carving out some “you” time? What’s your favorite thing to do when you do? Post a comment and share your thoughts.