Speak to most people you know, and you’ll hear how busy they are and how much time and effort they put into giving to others. Business meetings, family lunches, conference calls, overseas Skype catchups, texts, Whatsapp, Instagram tags, Facebook pokes, emails, voicemails, letters (yes, snail mail). I know all about this, and I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that keeping up with everything and everyone can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It’s ok to be able to step back sometimes and just say “uh, no thanks, think I’ll skip that one” or put your auto-reply on over the weekend if you get bombarded with work emails. Hey, you could even turn your phone off on the weekend. Crazy theory I know, but it could really work. You could also try taking beautiful, restorative herbal medicine or changing up your diet so you are getting the crucial nutrients which help to reduce anxiety.
Is it really so important to reply to each email, text, tweet or call within one minute of receiving it? What would happen if you slowed down? Would you feel more relaxed? Would your heart rate come down? Would your sleep improve?
Slowing down means being your own best friend & looking out for yourself
Looking after yourself means having enough love and respect for yourself, and indeed for your loved ones, to know when you need some alone time to nurture yourself; some “me” time to concentrate on only one person – yourself – some time out in nature or curled up on the couch.
Nurturing yourself is so important
Soak it up! If you don’t get enough space to nurture yourself, you can shrivel into half the person you used (or want!) to be. Being kind and gentle, listening to your body, can do more good than any amount of exercise, green smoothies, yoga or gluten free raw bliss balls. You can even write a list of things you love to do when you feel down or stressed or exhausted; things that pick you up and help you feel like yourself again. Go back to this list whenever you need some self love and nourishment.
Looking after yourself isn’t a fad; ‘s a way of living to give you strength and resilience. It’s a way of perceiving the world and yourself so you can flourish and grow and invite beautiful, wonderful things into your life
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