Our lives can be hectic, there’s always something to do but, do you add looking after yourself and taking time out to the something to do list?
I love this inspirational quote :
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
It’s true, you really do need to take time to yourself. Make yourself feel good, look after your mind, body and spirit. Nourish yourself fully and improve the way that you feel.
It can be all too easy to forget about how we feel when rushing around be it with work, family, the never-ending housework, cooking, cleaning, shopping, kids. Perhaps you’re dashing round work, or the school run with 101 things to do on your list.
Those jobs and running around take effort both mentally and physically. If you let all the busyness of life take over then it’s definitely time to take some time for yourself and do what makes your soul happy.
11 Simple Tips To take Time Out For Yourself:
Have a soak in the bath, add some lovely bath salts, scented candles, a drink and maybe a book.
Step outside, take a few deep breaths and feel the air, the weather be it wind on your face, sunshine and the scent of the outdoors. Enjoy the feeling of just being outside, back to nature, bare feet if you can and feel the earths energy and your soul healing.
Mindfulness colouring. Clear your mind and enjoy the colours, colouring isn’t just for kids! If you don’t fancy colouring do what you enjoy, rest your mind with some gardening, walking, crochet, art, baking, whatever you enjoy for yourself, just do it and make the time to do it.
Find a view, enjoy it for what it is whether it’s the beach, the hills or the city. Immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds you.
Meditate. YouTube has so many meditations available, short or long. Search for what inspires you, be it calming, relaxing, positive or motivation.
Be mindful, just sit, relax and focus on your breathing. Try it for 5 minutes to refocus your mind.
Pamper yourself by taking time out with some holistic therapies or beauty treatments.
Bury yourself in a book, read for entertainment. Escape reality and dive into the pages of entertainment and a different world than your own.
Watch a movie either at home or go to the cinema. You can do this on your own or make it a movie night with the family, partner or loved one.
Go for a walk and absorb your surroundings. Get moving and if you want to move a little more then get exercising and release those endorphins.
Listen to music. Music can really lift your spirits even if it’s just to get you through the washing up.Add a little positivity to your day, little by little it makes a huge difference to how you feel. Be more concious of reaching for a good feeling place.
Take time out for yourself. Swap the overwhelming feelings of all the jobs, chores, tasks and thoughts to happier feelings. Take the pressure off. Enjoy the things that you do.
“Take a deep breath when it all gets too much and find a better feeling place.”
Why not share some of your tips on how you take time out for yourself in the comments or, let me know which from the list you are going to do first?