If you create time for enjoyment and restoration every day it is a win-win situation because it will make you happier and more effective in doing the things that you have to do both at work and at home.
However, it rarely happens because somewhere, deep inside us, we feel that we don’t deserve it or we believe that we have such a busy life it seems impossible to hit the pause button.
You actually need to "take a moment to yourself to enable you to get a moment to yourself!"
You really don’t need to wait until it feels right to take this time, even though it may feel that you have unfinished tasks and it will feel unpleasant not to do them. You will only find pleasure if you learn to tolerate the discomfort of leaving them alone for the time being.For instance:- don’t worry unnecessarily if your email inbox gets full or if the bedroom still has unmade beds or the living room is a tip.
Just switch off and take time out!
But that said, if you don’t enjoy them you will only become resentful and you will eventually rebel against doing them.
Always make sure that the part of your week when you spend time doing something for yourself consists of doing things that you enjoy just for themselves.
It is possible that taking those minutes to yourself will become part of your memory and as such they will help you to feel like you had even more time to yourself.
So, make a commitment to yourself and if you’ve bought tickets for something and made plans to be with a friend then do it!
I guarantee that time dedicated to your and your pleasure will be more beneficial than and time spent mindlessly surfing social media or slobbing in front of the TV.
About Dave I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and radio presenter. A number of years ago I founded The Blue Sky Company to enable me to develop my work in more ways. In addition I am also a therapist and my therapy work includes music therapy; crystal therapy, Reiki and I am working towards a Diploma in Mindfulness.
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