Thursday, July 14, 2011

Making time for yourself

As a woman, we tend to support and care for the world. It comes as no surprise, most women are mothers, enterpernuers, dedicated workers and sometimes all of the above. Like myself, a full weeks schedule seems like I have things under control and mapped down to a science until other spontanious things pop up. Then the overwhelming feeling starts to rise and becoming emotional drained is bound to happen. I have found that for peace of mind the balance comes from scheduling time for yourself.

If nothing more to clear your mind and just to maintain sanity. lol One of my girlfriends told me she doesnt know what she likes to do and was having a hard time finding something to do when she set time aside for herself. Well, if any other women struggle with the same issues here is an execise by Jan Hornford on Prioritizing your time. Write down your anwsers to the questions and begin to take action towards a more balanced journey.
Jan Hornford is a Life Coach & Retreat Leader whose passion is to help individuals re-connect with their own wisdom and power and to support them to create the life they want.

How could it be a gift to others to take time for yourself?
What would it take to make time for yourself a priority?
What activities bring you joy or nurture you?
What is keeping you from doing the things that energize and inspire you?
How can you bring more of these simple treats into your day?


Take Action Commit to doing one activity from the list you created each day for the next week.

Each day take 5 minutes for yourself. Find a quiet place where you can sit and not be disturbed. Close your eyes and simply follow the path of your breath. Just focus on your breath. If other thoughts come in, just let them go. If you find this difficult at first, then focus on repeating the affirmation "I am happy and peaceful". Quieting your mind and body and focusing on the breath will help to change your emotional state and provide your soul with a peaceful respite from the busyness of your day.

Time for yourself does not have to take half a day or come at someone else's expense. In fact, taking the time to replenish and nurture yourself will give you more energy and you will be better able to support those you love. It is often the simple things that can make the biggest difference. For example, sitting in your favorite chair and sipping a cup of tea, going for a walk, or listening to your favorite music.

I encourage you to carve out 15 minutes for yourself each day to do something that nurtures you and brings you joy. Try it as an experiment for one week and see what changes for you. Reclaim your Self! When you do, you will experience a sense of peace, renewal, and connection.

Sista Soul

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