The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

I’ll admit, I’m a workaholic. Often times I find myself working off and on for 12-14 hours straight. I love being busy, creating projects, working on new stuff and finding new opportunities. It’s my nature, it’s in my blood. Despite owning Bexa Body Fitness, my world has been turned upside down by celiac disease and creating Pretty Little Celiac.

But, I will also admit that I know when I need a break or when it’s time to just take a moment and breathe.

Today is one of those days. I’m writing this post and then I’m spending time by myself today. Taking my beloved chocolate lab, Coach, to the park for a walk, run the stairs and some fresh air is always on the top of my list. I need some serenity and some peacefulness after an insanely busy few weeks.

Coach
Coach

When I worked for children services, I found myself running my mental state into the ground just to get things done and be more efficient, only to realize it made me less efficient. I made more mistakes on paperwork and found myself working in circles. That’s when I started picking up on my body’s signals for needing time to take a break.

Whether it’s just spending time with yourself or getting out there to do something fun, it’s essential to clear your mind for new things to enter. Everyone lives a busy life but if you don’t stop to smell the flowers, you won’t even  notice them after a while.

Today I’m stopping to smell the flowers and taking a break. I just know this little mini break will make me stronger for all the exciting projects I have coming up in the next couple of weeks. Don’t ever feel guilty about taking time for yourself. It’s very similar to being on a place when they tell you to place your oxygen mask on first and then help others around you! If you aren’t healthy and well, you can’t help anyone else. This situation applies to everyday living as well. In order to be your best for yourself and others, you have to feel your best. Being run down, exhausted and mentally unstable makes you unable to help others. So, make yourself strong! Take a few hours or days to yourself to recover! It. Will. Be. Okay.

Hopefully, this little mini post can help inspire you to do the same! And, until tomorrow – I’m off to spend some time alone!

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