Pamper Yourself – You’re Worth It!
Feeling run down? Feeling unappreciated? Feeling depressed? Feeling
anxious? Sounds like it’s time you booked yourself in for a well-earned
tune-up. Neglecting your physical health will ultimately lead to poor
mental health, so check out the super pampering tips below to get you
back into peak running order. Your mind will thank you for it!
- Take time out for you
Say goodbye to the guilt monster and make it a priority to take out
some time for yourself every day. To busy, you say? Twenty minutes
is plenty, and you deserve 20 minutes just for you each and every
day. Be ruthless, both with yourself, and others. You need that time
to re-energize so that you can keep giving to others. If others do
not understand why you need time out, gently remind them that if you
don’t function, they won’t function as well, either.
- Treat yourself
A little pampering goes a long way and that 20 minutes can be used
to renew you, both in mind and spirit. Try 20 minutes of relaxation
training, meditation, lying in a scented bath, doing a crossword in
a quiet place, taking a walk alone, listening to calming music, praying,
watching the clouds, lying in the sun, doing your nails, listening
to the birds. Repeated every day, this 20 minute break can lead to
great changes in your life; more energy, more peace, and more inner
strength to cope with the stresses of daily life.
- Learn time management
It’s pointless to take time “out”, and then spend
you “in” time running around like a crazed maniac. If
you’re always running out of time, learn to make lists. The
time spent making the list will soon be recouped by increased efficiency.
Divide your list into “must do” and “hope to do”.
This gets your priorities straight in your mind right from the start
and helps you to distinguish what is important from what is less important
and act accordingly. At the end of the day, you have a visible assessment
of all that you have achieved and can go to sleep knowing that you
have started to take control of your life.
- Buy yourself a small treat each week
This should not be an extravagance that may lead to financial problems
and more stress! Something simple, like an ice cream or any inexpensive
item serves the purpose of reminding yourself that you deserve to
be pampered, too.
When it comes to looking after your mental health, prevention is so
much better than cure. And pampering yourself is not too difficult
a medicine to take!
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