Busy? Take Back Some Time For Yourself
by: Catherine Trebble
If you do not take the time to care of yourself, eventually that neglect is going to catch up to you. There are many people who have a lot of health issues because they do not take the time to eat healthy, exercise, socialize, or take a break from their busy lives to take a well-needed vacation and decompress.
As someone who exercises several times a week, whenever I hear someone say, “I just don’t have time to work out or eat right,” I shake my head in disagreement. We all have time to take care of ourselves. The problem is that a lot of people just don’t make the time to do it.
All too often people give themselves excuses for not exercising and eating right, when in reality the reason for not doing it is because they don’t “feel” like it.
Have you ever gotten out of bed early in the morning to do something you didn’t want to do? Some people do it every time they get up to go to work. Chances are the reason you got up was because somewhere inside, you knew you had to. Whether it be because you need to earn money and support your family or care for your baby, you got up because the consequence of not getting up outweighed the benefit of sleeping in. This is the way you need to look at eating healthy and exercise. The consequences of not doing it over time will far outweigh the benefits of not doing it.
No matter how busy you are, there is always time available to do something “healthy” for yourself. You just have to want to do it! It’s not always easy to get out there and exercise. It is also sometimes even harder to eat right. But if you don’t do it, one day or another, you will experience some health-related issues because of your not taking the time to incorporate these two very important things into your life.
We often get so wrapped up in living our lives and doing things for other people that we we miss ourselves in the process. We wake up, put our makeup on, go to work, take care of the kids, drive here and there, cook, and clean. Before we know it, we find ourselves asking, “Where did the day go?” This is all because we live our lives on autopilot quite often in our daily lives. Only when there are accidents, a car crash, a thump on the head, a slap in the face, a glance from a beautiful person, the song of a sweet bird, the rising or setting of the sun, a shooting star, or the rhythm of the waves do we take time to stop and reflect. Time seems to slow down in moments like these. Not only do we become more aware of not only our surroundings, but of ourselves as well.
When it comes to pursuing your dreams, taking care of yourself along the way can help you achieve even greater success. There’s only one you-so make time to take care of yourself!