Saturday, June 24, 2017

Finding Time For You - The Need for R&R

It's hard to believe that next week will be the start of July. This year is just flying by, Before I know it, it will be time to start back to school shopping again.......I really wish time would just slow down a bit. Having said all that, I think a good couple days of down time and relaxation are in need. A few good days of some real R&R....and maybe a little TLC are in order.

Normally, I would say there is nothing better than some good quality family time BUT when you are looking for true R&R a more solitary route is in order. To truly unwind and let go of all of life's stresses means to set yourself up for no interruptions. Which one else to take care of for the amount of time you have deemed R&R time. It could be just for an afternoon, it could be for a weekend.....heck, it could be for a week if you want it to. Just pick your time frame and plan out how you are going to make it happen.

Decide what your perfect, blissful R&R time will look like, Is it finding some quiet time to read a book? Is it taking a nap in a hammock? Spending the day on the beach? A spa day? Ask yourself what will truly make you happy and relaxed and actually take the time to do it. Don't be afraid to take care of yourself. I know for me in the past I would always feel guilty and never take any time to really care for myself and every aspect of my life suffered from doing that. I was always tired and grumpy and on edge. Once I realized that it was okay to not only take time for myself but actually take care of my needs, every aspect of my life improved. I discovered that in order to be the best version of myself that I could be required me to take care of my needs so I could then take care of others. As a parent this is especially hard to grip......but I have learned it is possible....and enjoyable and VERY necessary.  

Anyways, the reason why I even brought this subject up is because it is now going in to July and I have yet to take any R&R moments for myself this year. It has been a crazy busy year so far and some how time has just slipped on past with all the hustle and bustle of life. I think it is time for me to start planning out a little block of time all for myself. I think it will not only make me feel refreshed and rejuvenated but also help me refocus on some of my goals that I have been putting off this year. The year is already half over......I better get busy!

What does good ole fashioned R&R look like to you? What is the best way for you to de-stress and relax? Share in the comments section below.

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