It’s a new month. The year is almost over. When is the last time you put yourself first? Do you take the time to make yourself a priority?
Sometimes we get so busy with daily responsibilities, we neglect ourselves. As a parent, it’s easy to devote countless hours to our children and their schedules. School and work can also take up a lot of our time.
It’s absolutely fine to make yourself available for others. It’s also fine to make time for yourself. Making yourself a priority isn’t selfish. It’s necessary.
Take time to relax. Give your mind and body a break from the day to day hustle and bustle. Taking a walk on the beach, taking a bubble bath, reading a book, and gardening are all inexpensive ways to relax. A good massage can also be relaxing. Whatever works best for you, try to devote time to find a way to relax on a consistent basis.
Getting a good laugh in can be very relaxing. Constant stress, no matter the source, can take a toll on you. Smiling can help with relaxing. Deep breathing exercises are great as well.
Don’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. We all deserve time to relax. If it’s only once a month, it’s a start. Take time for yourself and enjoy it.