In December, I took a two week break from three jobs – being a student, a teacher, and a photographer. Words cannot express how much good it did for me. Being able to log out of everything and not logging back on for almost two weeks was so good for me mentally. I was able to appreciate what was going on around me, and give my undivided attention to myself, friends, and family.
If we don’t take care of ourselves, then how can we continue to do what we do? We all wear many hats, and we often forget to put ourselves first. It is so important to remember to take time for ourselves.
20 minutes of yoga.
a 15 minute nap.
reading ten pages in a book.
curling up and watching a movie.
working on a puzzle.
These are all things that I can now do on a regular basis because I understand how important it is for my well-being to do those things JUST BECAUSE, just for me. Everything isn’t perfect all the time, but I’m getting closer and closer to achieving balance in my life and it stems mostly from taking breaks.
Taking breaks allows us to recharge and focus on things that we often refer to as, “I can’t remember the last time I did…” It also keeps us physically healthy, and able to keep all of our obligations. So go out there and do it! Chances are, once you realize how much good it does for you, you’ll find a way to work it into your schedule!