You run a business, have a team, a family and social life but struggle to find time for you, does this sound familiar?
When faced with so much to get out of everyday we have a tendency to put ourselves and what we need last as we will do that when we “have time”.
This all sounds very admiral but there is one flaw with this thinking, if I don’t look after me how am I capable to give to anyone else?
The answer is you can’t. Think of it like this, in a plane if there is an emergency who’s oxengy mask do they say to put on first before all others? YOURS! We can’t help others if we are so exhausted and drained in ourselves because we simply have nothing left to give. This is also where sickness starts to happen as over long periods of time we simply can’t keep going without some form of self care.
What we do it we wait for the weekend, holidays, whatever that is that is so far from our day to day life that we feel we have time to give to ourselves and we won’t feel selfish. But wouldn’t it be better to do a little something everyday, so everyday was a little piece of lovely like a holiday?
So if I am in this cycle of giving and never taking time out where do I start? Today is the best time to start and start small, if you are not used to taking anytime for you starting with an hour block will seem impossible, so start with 5 mins. Everyone has 5 mins in their day. It can be as simple as taking an extra 5 mins in the morning to sit and drink and enjoy your coffee instead of throwing it a travel mug and rushing out the door. Start with 5 mins and then gradually increase this until it is just part of your schedule.
Your body, your mind and those around you will thank you AND you will have so much more to give to the things you love like your business!
Try it today and let me know how it goes.
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