Life can literally exhaust our delicate little ecosystems — mind, body and spirit can be put through the ringer.
If we don’t give ourselves space and time to recalibrate and reboot our systems, we can easily burn out or have a nervous breakdown.
Relax and Treat Yourself to Some Time-Out
Todays blog is just a simple reminder that you need to take time out to honour yourself. This could be taking a few days out to go vegetate in the countryside to pampering yourself with a full body massage.
“We very seldom give ourselves the chance to take a 2 hour sofa holiday.”
Even the little things like making time to meditate or to sit with your feet up and relax can help you to rest your physical vessel and revitalize the mind.
Pull Your Resources
For those of you who have children and are rolling their eyes at me thinking, ‘what am I going to do with the kids?’ — make a plan! Get a babysitter in for a couple of hours, call in that favour from your best friend or neighbour, got a partner? Strike a deal. Where there’s a will, there’s a way — you will find a way, believe me.
No Money for a Spa Treatment?
If you don’t have the time for a retreat or the money for a spa, here is a list of things your can do right now that cost nothing or very little:
- Bubble-bath — Is there anything better in this world than to soak in a bubble or aromatherapy bath? Don’t forget to light some incense and candles. Make it a special ‘you’ time — when you do this you are surreptitiously telling yourself that you are worth it.
- 20 Minute Meditation — Never underestimate the power of having a quick meditation session. When you do this you reconnect with your core and/or higher self and give your mind a much-needed time-out from the mind chatter.
- Nature Walk — Stretch those legs and get some fresh air into your lungs. Walking in nature is a great way to unwind and de-stress.
- 2 Hour/One Day Couch Potato — We very seldom give ourselves the chance to take a 2 hour (or a whole day for the child-free among you) sofa holiday. Sometimes this can be just the medicine your tired body needs to catch up and catalyze some action. Put guilt on the top shelf for a day and get out the duvet and bunny slippers — where’s that tub of ice-cream?
Go on, pamper yourself — you deserve it!
Other reading material you may find interesting:
6 Ways to Alleviate Stress Now
6 Techniques to Stop Worrying
What is Free and Priceless in the World Today?
3 Simple Steps to Release You From Depression
Are You Surfing on Good Vibrations?
Is Assumption Killing Your Relationship?
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Some genuinely wonderful information! Thoroughly enjoyed your style of writing…will be back!
So glad you enjoyed it, Andrea. You are welcome back anytime!
I like this concept . You really come with the perfect topic at the right time. Bless you for sharing your ideas.
Hi Freddie, it’s my pleasure. I am so glad it resonates with you (and at the right time too).
Indeed these are intense times requiring some major de-tensing! Good advice.. especially reconnecting in nature, whether it’s a forest or beach walk or just lying on your lawn and soaking up some sun! Thanks for the reminder Cherie
I like your new contribution to the English language — detensing, has a nice ring to it! 🙂 I was just soaking up that said sun a moment ago, lying on my nice green lawn. It is great to feel the warmth of the sun coupled with the fresh, soft, cool touch of the earth. Thanks for your comment.