Are you overwhelmed?
Do you continually do for others & put yourself last?
Is your schedule so hectic that you don’t take time to recoup, relax and regenerate? As women, we can all relate to one or all of those scenarios.
According to a survey, 99 percent of Americans feel relaxation is important, yet most spend less than 5 percent of their day in pursuit of it and some feel stressed out just by thinking about relaxation!
But did you know that taking even 10 minutes to sit quietly and shut out the chaos around you can actually trigger your body’s relaxation response? Downtime replenishes the brain’s attention storage and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to achieve high levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life. A mere 10 to 20 minutes of mindfulness a day can actually sharpen the mind if done consistently. Ultimately, taking some quiet, undisturbed “me-time” twice each day – morning and night, will help transform your life in positive and permanent ways. Each morning you will start the day with a more peaceful outlook, and wind down in the evening by with mindless relaxation which will purge your body and mind of any stress that you may have collected during the day. Your evening “me time” will help you to sleep more deeply and you’ll wake the next morning feeling rested, ready to begin your morning “me-time” again.
Focus on fabulous magazine has the answer to your “me time” dilemma and was designed to be a regular part of your “me time” experience. So, grab an issue of Focus on Fabulous magazine, your favorite hot or cold beverage, find a quiet, comfortable, secluded, relaxing spot such as bubble bath, porch, backyard, natural habitat, etc., and seize the moment. Page after page, prepare to be encouraged, empowered, inspired, uplifted and ready to tackle whatever the world throws out at you when you return to your busy schedule.
After all, you can’t fill from an empty cup. Invest in you. Take the time. Replenish. Because you’re no good if you’re not good!
© michelle bryant
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