By now we must of all heard how important it is to make times for ourselves. If we don’t, we get stressed, overwhelmed, and possibly depressed. We can never be reminded too much—go ahead and read a few more ideas on how to make time for yourself.
Today, many of us are guilty of living lives that overly busy. We sometimes are on the go from morning to night, and by the time you reach the end of your ‘to do’ list for the day, you can be exhausted and either ready to fall asleep immediately or too stressed out to get to sleep.
The problem tends to be that we never give ourselves five minutes during the day to relax and switch off. It’s something that people put off – relaxation – as though it has no value. However, there can be real value in taking a few minutes now and then during the day to do something that’s completely unrelated to work or to your home life; doing something indulgent that doesn’t actually seem very ‘useful’. Taking this kind of break allows you to carry on with whatever you have to do for the rest of the day, and it will give you a little energy boost in the process.
Here are some top tips on how to spend a few minutes on you.
Anyone who has kids knows how much they love to play – and though some of it may be outside with a ball, it’s often online games these days. The good news is that we can get just as much out of playing with our kids online as offline. Take a look at the huge selection of games that you can play at au.32red.com for inspiration. There’s just about every kind of game you could think of with practice modes for you and your kids.
An uplifting treatment
It’s not always necessary to book in with a beauty salon to feel pampered. Take the time to soak your feet for a few minutes in a basin of warm scented water, then dry your skin and moisturize your feet thoroughly. Working the moisturizer into your skin will bring increase blood flow to your extremities and give you an energy boost, as well as leaving you with silky smooth toes and heels.
Phone a friend
Many of us communicate by SMS or email these days; so much so that we’re in danger of losing the ability to talk to each other. Sometimes it’s true that a quick text or message will get what you need to say said, but it doesn’t allow for real conversation. Next time you have some time to spare, give that friend or relative a call instead and have a proper chat.
Just a few different times in the day that is time for you can really be invigorating. You don’t have to book in babysitters or take time off work to achieve this. You don’t even have to commit to doing a yoga class or a gym workout for an hour once a week. It only takes a few minutes to allow yourself to recharge, and then you can carry on with whatever you’re doing. No matter what that is, you’ll go back to it revitalized and ready for action!