Last week I hit a rough patch and I was forced to take a timeout for a few days. Honestly, it was in the break away when I realized I really have to allow myself a break everday - I have to give myself a simple amount of time for just myself. Even if only 10-15 minutes - I need time to regroup, re-energize, relax and unwind.
When you spend all day every day going a mile a minute it really does take a toll on you in more ways than one. So, here's my little break to encourage everyone to try and take a 10-15 minute break everyday just for yourself.
If you have kids, especially little kids then try to do this when your children are taking a nap (I still make my 5 and 4 year old take naps - so don't feel guilty)! Don't clean the house, wash dishes, cook or do a load of laundry - it will all be waiting for you. Take 10-15 minutes (longer if time permits) and put your feet up, have a sip of water (or juice) and just enjoy the quiet, peace/tranquility. Do a little yoga, have a cup of coffee and enjoy a few pages of a good book... just do something for yourself everyday.
I promise I'm going to do it - are you with me?