Our lives are so busy these days that we rarely have a moment to spare. In trying to get all the things done, we almost always cheat ourselves out of taking the time for ourselves that we so desperately need. That’s right “need”. Me-time is more than just a want, it is in fact a need. Whether we want to admit it or not, the human body needs not only sleep, but rest and relaxation as well.
Relaxation = Rejuvenation
Relaxation, along with sleep, allows the body to repair and rejuvenate ultimately giving you the extra energy you so desperately need to get through your jam-packed day. By putting yourself first and ensuring that you are achieving the best health available by taking the me-time you need, you’ll be able to keep up with your kids, take care of your family, and all the things that matter to you better than before. Relaxation empowers your body to reclaim the energy you need to achieve your goals and live your busy schedule to the fullest.
Me-Time, A Commitment To Your Good Health
Taking time out of your schedule for yourself is not a selfish act of self-indulgence. It’s an investment in your health. Enough rest and relaxation is necessary for your body to repair the damage that is done to it simply by the activities of daily living. Hormones that control weight loss and energy regulation are positively affected by both rest and relaxation. In order to function in an optimum capacity, your body needs a balance of activity and rest. Are you getting enough rest and relaxation?
How to Schedule Time For You
First, make a commitment to putting your health first. Recognize that the only way to take care of your kids, family, and others, is to take care of yourself first. Embrace the fact that taking care of your health means taking me-time for rest and relaxation. Read everything you can about how much the human body needs rest and relaxation. Remove the guilt associated with rest and relaxation by recognizing that it is a matter of health and not self-indulgence.
Add Pleasure To Necessity
The easiest way to take time for yourself is to look for activities that you have to do and infuse them with an element of relaxation. For example, everyone needs to keep clean. Instead of your four-minute shower in the morning, take a half an hour to have a relaxing bath in the evening. You have to be clean, so you might as well make it a special time once or twice per week. Think of it as a deep cleaning that is good for your health. Invest in fragrant soaps and bath products that you not only love but bring a deep sense of peace and tranquility to your life.
However you choose to take time for yourself, just remember that you don’t have to justify it to anyone. Me-time is just one more step in self-care that leads to good health.