You charge your phone battery, but what about your own?
It’s amazing that when I talk to clients about self-care, I usually get a groan. “I’m too busy,” or, “There’s no time for that!”
Here’s the scene:
You’re running late.
You’ve got a busy day planned.
You grab your phone to leave the house for the day and realize it’s already on low power mode. Argh!!
We rely on our bodies and our minds to function on full power all the time. But if you can remember to take a little time for yourself during the day you will be amazed at how much more you can get done and how clear your mind can be. It doesn’t have to be a 90-minute massage (although, I hope it is!) Fifteen to twenty minutes a day is all you need. And the benefits will far outweigh the initial “pain” of figuring out when you can squeeze it in.
Here are a few options for you to ponder…
- Take a walk, read a book, sit and sip your coffee in the morning without checking social media or checking email, or dare I say…take an afternoon nap??
- Jot down a list of foods that make you feel good and foods that make you feel bad. Aim to stick to the list that makes you feel good for breakfast and lunch.
- Try something new. Not scary new – just different. The brain thrives on new experiences and is sure to release some dopamine for you if you give it something new. Try a different route when driving, try a new recipe, pick up a new book or try a new podcast.
- Do something nice for someone. Aww, thanks, but it doesn’t have to be me. 🙂
- Reach out to someone you haven’t connected with in a while. Face to face is the best choice if you ask me, but sometimes even a video call with a good friend you haven’t talked to in a while can boost your mood and help you recharge.
Of course, there are many more! But I’m keeping it short to make sure you still have time to take your 15-minute break!
Keep your battery charged! 🙂
If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call or schedule a free 10 minute consultation.