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How To Take Time Out

If you gave yourself as much attention as you give family, friends, colleagues, work, and pets you would make sure that you treated yourself to a daily dose of Me Time! People have a tendency to fill everything up to capacity, whether that be time, diaries or just our minds thinking about everything we need to do, must do, or should do. The result is we end up frantic, when what we should be doing is scheduling in some time out. Taking time out needs to be simple: A walk Meditating Sitting in the sun These activities can be done anywhere, any time, with no preparation, and they are FREE!   The benefits of a bit of Me Time are multiple: Creates the space for us to process our thoughts and experiences Helps us to know what to let go of Creates space for ideas and energy to grow Incredibly cathartic and beneficial   How to make some Me Time: As creatures of habit, well practiced in filling up time with the “needs”, “musts” and “shoulds”, it makes perfect sense for us to schedule in our Time Out activities. Add it to your list, put it in your diary, or set a reminder to just take a break – ideally every day, but at least once a week.   For more insights into improving your wellness and wellbeing join me on Twitter and Facebook!...
The Importance Of Taking Time Out

The Importance Of Taking Time Out

Caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Feeling anxious, tired and like life is running you rather than you running your life? This is exactly how I was feeling before I took a well-earned break and practised the importance of taking time out. It’s not called a well-earned break for no reason. If you are someone that strives for achievement, has a passion for reaching goals, and generally likes to make the most of life – chances are that you forget to take a rest every now and then. For me, life had been incredibly hectic, it had been a full and challenging year both personally and professionally, and I felt like I needed time to catch up with myself and take some time out.   My symptoms: I was anxious and tired. My desires: I wanted time to think, reconnect and catch up with myself. My aim: I wanted to create space to reflect, to stop running on autopilot. My solution: A well-earned break! A holiday in Sicily.   There were a number of themes that emerged from the trip:  Rejuvenation – Quiet time, music, dancing, looking after the body with organic food and great sleep. These activities helped rejuvenate my mind, body and soul. Connectivity – Connecting with myself by coming out of my headspace and going into my heart, I was able to let go of my anxieties. Connecting with others I experienced bonding, feminine energy from the heart. Shared experiences were without competition or insecurity. Time Out – Leaving work behind, and turning off emails and phone calls meant that there was...
Rest

Rest

It Takes The Right Kind Of Rest To Recuperate If you are feeling stressed and tired, you might find moving a little R&R to the top of your to-do list is all you need to do! Rest. Sound familiar? Do you even remember the last time you had some, like really had some? Lack of rest can lead to all sorts of complications, not just tiredness, which is when you are more likely to reach out for a pill,or blame a bigger, more complex situation for how you feel.   In all likeliness, all you need to do is to switch off.   The perils of a rest-less life If you do too much, sleep to little – you can pretty much guarantee you’ll be tired, but the knock-on effects of a life with insufficient rest multiply. You’ll start off by being more susceptible to coughs and colds, and if you don’t listen to your body at that point and get some forced rest, you’ll become prone to more serious conditions. Rest is the only state the body can heal itself in – but what is rest? Rest isn’t watching TV, but sitting daydreaming, being creative, reading, meditating, going for gentle walks.   To fully relax it is a good idea to switch all electronics off, and to feel even greater benefits it is good to meditate. Meditation encourages the whole body to rest, restore and rejuvenate.   Emotional trauma past or present, or anxiety about future events can block our ability to rest. If your emotions are getting in the way of you getting the relaxation you need...