Here's Something To Feel Good About Today!adironcack chair on beach
"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." Author Unkown
The damn thing wouldn't start! It was my own fault, I had failed to turn off the headlights after that early morning fog and now my car battery was dead. I was really pissed when I called AAA for a jump start. It had been a long day, my husband was expecting me and I was anxious to get home. Now I was forced to do nothing but sit and wait. To make matters worse, my cell phone need charging and right after calling for help, it died too.
Then I thought about it and realized this was actually a great wake up call for me. The past few weeks I had been continuously doing, rushing, managing a lot and taking very little time to "recharge my own battery." I wondered why I had to be stopped in my tracks to recognize that I was overloaded. My tendency is to keep pushing, allowing more and more stress, when what I need to do is take a break and relax.
Depleted energy can lead to burnout, or it can lead to total revitalization. In either case it's a sure sign that "time out" is needed. This inconvenient incident proved to be a gift. It prompted me to look at my schedule, to speak to my husband about our taking a mini vacation. Unlike my car and cell phone I am human, and maintaining wellness is not a luxury it is a necessity.
If you are feeling stressed and overworked don't push until you are burnt out, take some time, even if it's just a short break during your day to recharge your battery.
"Do less, breathe more and relax along the way," is what I tell myself and when I don't think I have the time to just BE, I know I need to make more time for ME.BEST-PHOTO
Marlene Moore Gordon
Find Something To Feel Good About Everyday!