Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Me Time" {Literary Love Sponsor Spotlight}

"Me Time"...What is That? (Guest Post by www.SimplyBalancedCoaching.com)

Do you tend to push yourself too hard and strive for excellence? Do you have unrealistic daily expectations of yourself? Do you feel like your life has become a series of tasks to complete versus moments to enjoy? Are you convinced you can do it all, even if it creates a chaotic stressful lifestyle? Do you consistently put yourself last on your "to do" list? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I would like to share with you the value of "me time". This is Strategy #1 in the new book Live Life Beyond the laundry by Christy Tryhus. www.SimplyBalancedCoaching.com

Many women believe that taking “me time” is selfish; I used to be one of them. Spending time on yourself is critical! Yes, as impossible as it may seem, taking “me time” is a necessity. If you do not take “me time” you are likely to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and burnt out, or even depressed. If you continue to neglect yourself you will begin to notice your lack of an overall sense of joy and purpose in life. Your health may suffer and it will likely become harder to tend to the needs of other people, priorities and responsibilities.

Even just 10 minutes a day helps. If you neglect tending to your own needs for relaxation, enjoyment and happiness, you are not at your peak. You are operating with your battery partially charged. The typical response I get when I ask people about "me time" is…” I am too busy to take time for myself”. My response is…” you are too busy not to plan taking time for yourself”. “Me Time” is critical time needed to re-energize and recharge your battery. Batteries are more productive and efficient when fully charged. The same rule applies to you.

Here is your challenge: For the next 5 days take 10 minutes each day to do something you enjoy, "me time". After 5 days ask yourself, "how do I feel"? If you feel energized, keep doing it. If you feel stressed, keep doing it. Often it takes 3 to 4 weeks of consistent "me time" to reap the reward. Are you up for the challenge? Share your success stories on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SimplyBalancedCoachingAndTraining and learn more from busy women just like you.

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1 comment:

  1. Such a small amount of time, but as a Mama it truly is hard to give yourself 10 minutes a day! That sounds so silly, though, right?
    I'm going to take this challenge! What a great idea.