Finding balance in today’s world is a challenge, to say the least, but extremely necessary to a healthy lifestyle. Our health depends on our physical and mental well-being. If we don’t feel good physically or mentally it dims our eternal light. It’s important for everyone to take a “time out” every once in a while to enhance your life. It’s during these “time outs” that we recharge ourselves and experience motivation, personal growth and inspiration.
I’ve even had a tough time of it myself this week. It’s really important to include yourself in the list of people you have to take care of. How we feel on the inside reflects on the outside and that directly affects the people in our lives. As much as I want to inspire positive thinking, sometimes I too get affected by negativity when it comes into my realm and find myself unnecessarily snapping at others and that is one of my biggest indicators that I need a “time out”.
If you burn yourself out by not paying attention to your needs then you leave yourself wide open for negative energy to get in and wreak havoc. When we are well rested, we are strong, resistant and powerful enough to ward off any negativity that could possibly come our way. Negativity, like everything else, travels in a cycle and our own personal awareness is the beginning of its defeat!
It can be really difficult to find a little or a lot of time for yourself and whatever it is that provides you with what is needed to refuel and recharge your soul is what you need to do.
Because my life is so busy I prefer anything that is quiet and peaceful and hopefully without interruption. Now this can be a tall order at times, but even a few moments can sometimes help. It’s like that catnap when working a graveyard shift that gives you the extra boost needed to make it through.
If I could pick and choose, that’s easy – a Spa day! – of course that could get kind of pricey on a regular basis.
So on a smaller scale I could choose 5-10 minutes of listening to a CD of the ocean or a waterfall or anything with nature, for me that is what resonates balance and peace within. It’s really important to listen to your inner voice. It won’t lead you astray, and if it’s telling you that you need to take a “time out”, then take one.
For myself I need more than 5-10 minutes here and there, but if that’s all you can accommodate to begin with at least it’s a start, an important start.
Mama Be Good (@mamabegood)
November 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm
Yep, I definitely need more time and can only grab a few minutes here and there – when I have someone playing with my son. Reading, writing, talking to friends – those help me re-energize.
November 8, 2011 at 9:34 am
I like your thinking! I definitely read and write to recharge as well. Thanks for sharing!