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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.

 

Lady with timeout hand gesture Inner SanctuaryMy 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 no anxiety and no worry.

Nature – Walking in nature, along the beach and in the woods and feeling sunshine and warmth on my skin helped me reconnect with nature. I experienced liberation as I swam in the sea, feeling the movement and energy of the natural forces around me.

I got far more than I expected from the experience. It wasn’t just a holiday, it was an awakening. I came back with:

  • Peace of mind
  • The ability to reconnect with my heart energy
  • A sense of calm
  • Energy
  • A desire to give back to my partner, family and clients
  • The ability to go with the flow
  • An opportunity to recognise and deal with some limiting beliefs I didn’t even know I had – particularly around how I should behave and act.

If you feel like your life is running you, take some time out. You will return with so much more than you anticipated when you do.

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