I think it’s important to take time on our own, when we can. As women, we are always busy trying to manage everything. Someday we succeed beautifully. Some other days, we feel under the weather and only dream of hot chocolate and a good book, away from all the craziness that is surrounding us.
That’s why it can be good to pause for a minute, look around and decide to take a break, to leave the kids with friends or family, to leave doubts, paperwork files and problems out of our minds and relax for a while. It can take any form. It can be going out for a walk, watching a movie we love, meeting with friends, drinking tea and day-dreaming, exercising and meditating (which can be tricky with a house full of kids running around us), writing or just doing nothing.
I wish to apply this practice into my life on a more regular basis. Every week would be a must, but let’s be realistic, every two weeks for a start would already be fabulous!
Between work, household chores, Mister Pop and family matters, I have to admit that I have a hard time finding time for myself. Why it is so important for me? I find it easier to deal with things when I am rested and well in my mind and body.
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That’s why yesterday, I decided to offer myself a special treat! This is quite unusual for me to do this. I am not used to take care of myself. I never really did it. So yesterday I went out to eat Lebanese. I love it! I really took the time to appreciate my lunch, to savor the food. I completely disconnected from everything.
Now I just have to set up my new routine (a great way for me to think about what really makes me happy and relaxed!)
Do you take or find time for a break? And what do you like to do when you get the chance to make it?