To May ‘Me’ time! How often do you make and take time for yourself? If it’s a rare thing, read on for your sake!
this month we have a feature on page 160 called ‘Take time to make me time’. And every one of us should read it! For many of us, with these busy lives we lead, it’s go, go, go most of the time. And the thought of stopping to take oneself into consideration can often be construed as indulgent or selfish as the story advises. We think we should be ‘on’ for others most of the time. But truth is, if we don’t give ourselves a break the way we need it, our health – and our relationships – are what can suffer. And with any amount of wonderful pastimes, hobbies, activities, exercise, entertainment, travel... and much, much more, it’s inspiring to take this very valuable time for oneself. Then the breathing becomes easier, the brain clears, the digestive system loves you, and you may even learn to love yourself a little more and that can’t be all that bad! So I urge you to turn to our feature and read up to give yourself the gift of ‘me’ time. But also at this time of year, all year in fact, there is a special group of people we should thank who ‘take time to make caring time’. And they’re the amazing people from Legacy. While we celebrate and remember our returned service men and women, it has been the Legacy angels who have looked after those families of veterans who have died or become incapacitated on service or subsequently, in war and on peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Legacy helps over 65,oo0 widow(er)s, ensuring aged widows remain socially connected and have access to the services they require. They also support 1800 children, providing uniforms, textbooks, holidays and personal development opportunities. Legacy’s vision is that no dependant of an Australian Defence Force veteran suffers any disadvantage. Thank you Legacy, we salute you! And if you would like to donate, go to legacy.com. au or phone 1800LEGACY. Enjoy the issue and see you next month.