Living Life Well: Time For Yourself
Gems for living a life of wellness. Lessons I have learned, or am learning, during this crazy journey through life.
Most people think they get this next concept, leave some space for yourself everyday, but most people might be wrong. You may think you have a little quality time each day for yourself, but I bet you don’t.
You see, even in our time alone we spend so much of it worrying about others, caring for our family, friends, and loved ones, that there is very little left over entirely for ourselves. what I am proposing isn’t revolutionary or difficult or extreme.
In fact, it’s pretty easy. Just leave a little space for yourself each day. Perhaps only 10 minutes (ideally half an hour) put aside and devoted entirely to yourself? Selfish? You bet. Of course it is, and justifiably so–you are the captain, the engine, the driving force, the motivator, the rock. You need that time to regenerate, renew, invigorate yourself. If you don’t, you aren’t taking on fresh fuel, your engine will run down and so will you.
So what are you going to do with that time? Answer: absolutely nothing. And I do mean nothing. This isn’t time for lying in the bathtub, meditating, reading the paper, or sleeping. This is a little space for you, a breather, a time to sit still and do absolutely nothing. I find just sitting in a comfy chair just breathing is a fantastic boost a couple of times a day if I can manage it.
I find time spent doing nothing really important and as soon as I complicate it, it loses something. If I add a cup of coffee to my solitude, then it’s a coffee break and not a space just for me. If I listen to music, then it’s a music break. If I have a companion with me and we chat, then it’s a social occasion. I have moved away entirely from the concept of a little space for me. Keep it simple. Keep it bare. Keep it pure!