Quiet reflection and contemplation, that’s what sexy this week.
For many of us, we’re moving at the speed of light into a brick wall or two, not giving ourselves a chance to slow down with time for ourselves. We’re wired to the world, attached to anything and everything hoping for that next big break. The “big break” we are conditioned to believe is just around the corner.
We are wired to social media, posting if not once, but several times a day exposing parts of our lives we wouldn’t share with our parents. Feeling guilty if we miss a beat and in the process letting down fans and followers. Better yet, as the influencers many of you are, showing and selling products you’ve never even used, let alone know much about.
Then there’s the cost of living! Inflation doesn’t stop, it only seems to go up and up and up creating a whole different type of stress when it comes to paying the bills. Work work work, all work and no play, most certainly doesn’t allow for a time out moment. Most of us are way too busy living to work, when we should be working to live, and enjoy life.
Yes it gets stressful when the bills aren’t paid and you lag behind, I’m no stranger to that. However, a valuable lesson I learned in the recent past was making time for some self care.
Remember that, self care, is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated for one’s personal well-being and health?
Many of us don’t find, make, or set aside the time, but we sure can make enough excuses!
So……ENOUGH EXCUSES, find, make, and set aside the time for you, and only you!
Put on a robe, leave the glamour behind and have that extra coffee, enjoy the view, tune out, meditate, read that book, hit the gym, ride a bike, or do simply nothing at all and have some serious quiet time for some much needed self-reflection and contemplation.
Go ahead, do it, you deserve it!