TAKE A LITTLE TIME FOR YOURSELF

I AM THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT IS ALWAYS ON THE GO. I’M ALWAYS MOVING AROUND, DOING ONE THOUSAND THINGS AT ONCE. NOW THAT I HAVE KIDS, I MOVE AROUND EVEN MORE. MY FRIENDS OR EVEN SOCIAL MEDIA AQUAINTANCES ARE ALWAYS ASKING ME HOW I DO IT? HOW I MANAGE TO JUST DO SO MUCH?  I KNOW MOST OF YOU, WHETHER YOU’RE A PARENT OR JUST A NORMAL HUMAN BEING, LIVING A NORMAL LIFE CAN RELATE TO THIS. WHAT I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU IS TAKE A BREATHER, SLOW DOWN…

IT IS SO EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP DOING ALL THOSE DAILY ROUTINES THAT WE FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES SOMETIMES, WE FORGET ABOUT THE HUMAN SIDE OF US THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKING CARE OF, THAT ALSO NEEDS A BREAK.

STAYING ON THE GO AT ALL TIMES AND NOT TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES IS DEFINITELY NOT GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH. STRESS IS THE NUMBER ONE FACTOR THAT COMES WITH SELF NEGLECT AND ANXIETY FOLLOWS. WE DON’T WANT EITHER

IT IS PERFECTLY OK TO TAKE A DAY FOR YOURSELF, JUST YOU; NO KIDS, NO HUSBAND AND SOMETIMES NO FRIENDS. JUST YOU AND YOU. GO OUT, TREAT YOURSELF. PUT ON THAT BEAUTIFUL DRESS THAT’S BEEN SITTING IN THE CLOSET COLLECTING DUST. GET THAT MASSAGE YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF, GO GET YOUR NAILS DONE. TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO A NICE LUNCH. END YOUR DAY WITH A NICE GLASS OF WINE AND MAKE SURE YOU ACCOMPLISHED EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO DO THAT DAY

SELF CARE IS IMPORTANT. AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH, TRY TO TAKE A DAY FOR YOURSELF AND YOU’LL  SEE WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE IN YOUR LIFE. EVEN YOUR MOOD WILL BE DIFFERENT. YOU’LL SMILE MORE, YOU’LL JUST BE HAPPIER. TRY IT!!

 

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  • I agree. Taking time out for yourself is important. I’ve honestly kinda fail at this and plan on doing better at taking time for myself without feeling guilty

  • You are a wonderful inspiring woman. A good listener and a long distance friend (lol) that i call when ever i am in trouble and you are always make some times for me. i appreciate you for that and more. Hopefully i’ll get the chance to return the favors one day Mimi. Thank you for sharing your a little of your world with us.
    love Liz

  • Great content! We indeed more often then not forget to take of ourselves even though we care for everyone else. Thank you for the reminder, I do this every other month currently. I will try doing it monthly as you suggest.
    Thank you for yet another great article
    Flore

  • The question that should be asked before any conversation about self-care begins is “what is self-care”? I believe everyone should define that for themselves. For the sake of conversation and this beautifully-written post, I will share a bit of my self-care routine which rarely includes mani-pedis or time off to do beauty-related activities including spa treatments. Self-care for me is what can make me a better person whether it includes time off, time away from people, ect.

    I am a Christian who almost always start and end my day with a daily devotional, a combination of praise and prayers, sermon, and Bible reading.

    I budget every single month, if unexpected expenses occur during that month, I note it, if there is a surplus I note it. I try to go to bed as early as I can, I suffered from insomnia for almost eight years and saw how detrimental it can be for one’s health. I eat breakfast, even it’s a banana followed by a cold glass of water, sometimes I’ll wake nauseated (I’m not pregnant, but have always had bouts of nausea here and there), I’ll make myself some hot water with ginger, lemon, and honey, by the time I’m finished I’m ready to at least eat some toast.

    Time management, I believe, is always a critical part of self-care for most people cannot do it because of lack of time. For this, I try to make my life as paperless and electronic as possible, anything that I can do online either over the internet, through fax/phone is done there. If I don’t do it online, then it’s not doable online. Period. Reading always bring me a lot of joy, thus I make that time for that as well. I maintain doctor check-ups, my professional and personal appointments, I schedule a specific time of the day to answer emails (between 10 a.m-12 p.m. or 2 p.m-4 p.m.),

    As for beauty, I do skin care 2-3 times a week, any more than that seems to irritate my skin, I’ve always hated the chatterbox that beauty salons can be, so I avoid them as much as possible. Of course, I do take vacations, go to social events, and take time off to reboot and charge, but my self-care is more of an awareness of how I manage my time and my every day life.

    • I absolutely love everything that you wrote and I love the fact that you are very well organized. Very well written also. Thank you for your comment

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