WHERE ARE YOU?
THE BENEFITS OF SELF-CARE
We are all on the hamster wheel of life. We pride ourselves in our ability to multi-task and get things done, rarely asking for help. The truth is that this could be effecting our productivity in a negative way.
Studies have now shown that by always having a forward-thinking brain, your focus is less productive. While you are working on one task and mentally checking off another, neither one is really being completed properly. I know we all think we are so great at checking off our lists and that we can do it all ourselves. No one else could do it better, right?
On the surface it certainly appears so, but beneath the surface we are proving to be more stressed, have lower immunity & higher cases of insomnia and anxiety.
The pressure is about to explode. What can we do to prevent this catastrophe?
ONE SOLUTION... TIME
Time is a commodity we have so little of in our multitasking professional lives. A treasure so rare that sitting down to take a moment feels guilt ridden and fleeting.
Controversially, studies have shown that women who make time for themselves feel more appreciated and productive. Think of the last time you had a vacation. Wasn't it awesome to just unplug and unwind from your daily routine? Think of how long you looked forward to that ‘carrot' and how hard you worked so you could truly relax once the time arrived.
What if we took mini breaks for ourselves every month? Imagine the reward of self-care.
Take a deep breath in for a moment and savor the idea of true relaxation. Time that is reserved just for you. You could have an hour booked off, just for you. Every time you meet a deadline at work, or surpass one of your goals, reward yourself with time that is just for you.
I know what you are thinking… Believe me – the question is not how can I afford this time? The question is how can you afford not to make the time? What does it cost you when you are sick? What does it cost you in missed production deadlines? How does your family feel when you are stressed to the max?
You deserve time and self-care… and the extra bonus is that it will positively affect the other peripherals of your life – family, relationships, and career.
WE ARE A SOCIETY OF SHALLOW BREATHERS.
Even taking a moment in our day to have a deep breath brings oxygen and energy to our overworked, deprived brains. Like I do, an increasing number of women (and men) are using daily mediation to calm our busy minds and regain focus and creativity. The powers of a calm mind are endless and are now being celebrated, as more of us finally understand the real connections that happiness and health are deeply rooted together.
I urge you to begin an intentional plan of self-care. For some of you, that means fitness; for others that means time spent with a good book; and for some it is pampering at the spa. The power of touch combined with time is a very effective tool in reaching a state of deep relaxation. Holding powers, have for centuries, been known for healing and improved well-being. Imagine a precious piece of time where you could be touched and guided through a still mind meditation all at once. This is something I pride in offering my clients at my business, Heaven the Spa on the Rock – including a signature guided meditation facial I created as the ultimate treatment in self-care – encouraging flow of life, that balances well-being, mind, and skin.
MY BEST ADVICE
Know what makes you happy, make happiness your goal and prioritize it. Bring calm and wellness to your being – on a very regular basis. Your body, mind & family will thank you for it - trust the science.