Have you thought about the last blog on getting me time? Well, here’s how. These are tested and in practice by me, 6 tips to get relaxing time for yourself. You hear all the research on prolonged stress yet we, that’s including me just keep going. I encourage you to bless yourself with even 10 minutes a day for relaxing. It’s worth the discipline until it becomes a habit. You will feel the great results.
- Take 10 minutes in a room, door shut, eyes closed and blank out everything. If you can’t quiet your mind like I couldn’t, practice and keep trying…. It will happen. Those few minutes can be the quick refresh you need. I’m a firm believer in making a plan for work-life balance.
- To help quiet your mind from everything, try the Deepak Chopra “So Hum” meditation. So Hum is an Indian mantra that can be translated to I am.
- Have your on-line article, book or CD everywhere you go. There is always a few minutes of waiting for something or someone, use it for me time.
- In our tech world of accessible apps, there’s no excuse not to read or listen to something for even a few moments while you wait.
- A friend turns Ted Talks on in the background
- I play a subliminal message music CD or soothing music because it keeps me calmer and more focused.
- Bonus Tip: Put the phone on mute for 50 minutes. Yes you can!
- Play a quick game of solitaire, Soduko, or anything to change your mindset. It’s a fun break.
- Get out of the house – walk the backyard, walk the dog around the block, or go somewhere whatever fits at the time.
- Work on planning me time. Branch out to bigger things and more time for yourself. Have lunch or dinner out on a set schedule monthly (extra points for weekly), call a friend or send a message daily, turn off TV and read, have date night or family night plan, or whatever makes you stop and enjoy
- Get up and go sit on a chair in another room. This may sound crazy but it works for me! Why, you left the scene and stopped.
I know you can do this! Realize people care about you, depend on you/ be good to yourself; staying healthy and living. Get your de-stress time.
Bonus tip: Laugh! Here’s the greatest 2 hour video for frequent laughing. Try it!
P.S. If this video doesn’t get you laughing, call the medical examiner, you might be dead.