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!

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Editor's Letter -

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.

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