I think the holidays made me realize just how important self-care actually is. Even just by doing “nothing” for a few hours and allowing yourself to re-charge is extremely important.
I slept a lot on Saturday and Sunday – and I felt incredibly guilty for it.
But I think it was my body telling me “Hey – you, you need this.” As I had a very stressful, very busy couple of weeks…in between work, commuting from work, and travelling for the holidays – I think my body had enough.
So I shouldn’t feel guilty …even though I know there were probably some house tasks I could have accomplished. But certainly, did not.
It reminded me of something that I learned in one of my courses that I took last year on how important just giving yourself that time (even as little as 5 minutes) can be.
I think that we all often forget to give ourselves that time – whether it’s reading a book, meditation, going to the gym/working out/Yoga /Zumba, etc.
But I hate feeling guilty for giving myself that time – even if it was sleeping. ( I also think that the good old cold is going to hit me soon – I can feel it and usually right before I get sick my body just sorta tells me).
I know that “sleeping too much” is not a great thing – but there is nothing better than staying under the nice, cozy comforter and building the greatest pillow fort known to man and just be.
I think that I need to feel a little less guilty about it as I know that that time is limited.
I also don’t want to burn out.
I think I need to start taking care of myself a little more – and feel less guilty about it.
I noticed that my stress level has increased and it’s starting to show it’s ugly head through every day life. So tonight I put on my face mask, and gave myself a mini spa night. Just so I can recharge a bit as I go back to the grind tomorrow.
Blogging also helps me refocus and allows me to vent my frustrations out. 🙂
On that note, I think I am going to make myself a cup of tea, remove my face mask and try to get some shut eye shortly.
Keep it real homeslice(s)