The most basic and precious
tenet of self nurturing is to take time for
yourself. Taking time off allows you to be more
efficient when you return to the task at
hand. Relaxation is not a treat, it is necessary
for your physical and emotional health. And if
you value your time and set limits on what
you do for others, others will value your time
and treat you with more respect. How many times
do you feel frustrated because you are unable
to find the time to do the things that are
important to you?
Remember. You are in charge
of your life. It may not always seem like it,
but you do choose to be too busy or to be bored.
I know that may not be a very comforting
thought, but it is liberating one. Try to find
the time to care for yourself. Make it a priority.
Self-care will enrich your life immeasurably.
How You Spend
Your Time: Redefining Your Priorities
Time for Your Life" by Cheryl
Take a look at where most
of your time is now going and think about
where youd like it to be going.
Consider all of these
areas of your life.
Okay, then. Now that you've
considered these areas in your life. In what
areas would you like it to be different? Answer
the following questions with the following criteria...
your "wants." Write the first answer
that comes to mind. Give yourself permission
to let your desires run free.
Your Peak Times as Times to Self-Nurture
Spend a few days checking
in with yourself and determining when you
are full of energy and when you're not. Learn
to protect and build on these zips of energy.
When you begin to feel energetic and creative,
nurture that feeling! Strive to give yourself
some uninterrupted, valuable time to do something
YOU WANT to do. If the phone rings, let
the machine pick it up. Tell your kids and spouse
you need an houror two alone. (Hey, I'm
a parent too, and I know how hard this is!)
It takes practice and it is not always possible
to succeed. But the important idea here
is to recognize that these bursts of energy
are valuable times to give to yourself.
Where to go from
Time Is Life List
A Comfort List
to Create More Time for Self Care When You are