it is important to have time for yourself
throughout the week to wind down
work on your breathing: slow things down a bit
shut off the comp/phone/tv/ipod/ipad
take a beach walk.....for those with the option
if not, get outside in the fresh air,
take a few moderate laps around the block
get out all of the stresses from the day........
blow off some steam
REFLECT & LET GO
A CALMING END OF THE DAY/PREP FOR TOMORROW
eat a great meal: healthy, light & fresh
allow yourself 30 mins with your favorite book
feet up, tea cup in hand.....
has some great night time teas
perfect for YOU time
& RELAXED MIND
i recommend you take that book & your tea into the TUB!
BATHS: rock salt, tea tree & lavender oil A KILLER COMBO
the oils bring the aromatherapy aspect into play,
they gracefully.....fill the room
CANDLES: there are also aromatherapy candles to add to the ambiance
before retreating to your bed.....
IT's LIST TIME
I AM NOTORIOUS FOR MAKING LISTS,
i generally lose them, but i make them none the less
if you make a list of all the things
that have potential to keep u up
you can rest easy,
it can all be done tomorrow
once in bedroom, there should be NO SIGNS of work
1. make sure your room is dark
2. no distracting noises
3. clean/comfy sheets
i promise you, you will wake up refreshed & ready to go!
allowing the brain some awake rest time, will have your body will thanking you
we need to train ourselves to value YOU TIME.
i often run on autopilot & it has been catching up to me.
i am forgetting things, feeling exhausted & not wanting to engage in the the social things i used to LOVE.
WORD TO THE WISE
the kids, family, boyfriend & work are all important,
but not as important as your healthy & sanity.
you are nothing to any of them if you if are not in one piece yourself!