#LifestyleFriday - Why You Need To Take Time For Yourself

This week on #LifestyleFriday we talk all about why you need to take time off once in a while or even every day, in order to be healthy and balanced. We live in a fast-paced society that drains our energy and makes us give a 120% of our time just to serve other people’s purposes and needs. Taking time off to recharge is the most logical thing to do. Do we do it? Not all the time. Here’s why you should make it a habit instead of an exception.


Each day we deal with so many tasks, so many responsabilities. We solve problems, turn in projects at the assigned deadline, we take a frugal lunch (or not take one at all), and then we crash on the couch at home. But only for a few minutes, because other tasks need to get done.
How long does it take for you to get burned out ? Exhaustion makes you more irritable, more anxious and prone to make mistakes while doing something. The body and mind need rest and relaxation. Done properly, taking time to unwind does wonders to your overall wellbeing and mood.


Just stop for a moment and breathe deeply. Pay close attention to the task at hand and concentrate on doing only that. It can be challenging, as we are faced with multitasking on a daily basis. The best way to get things done efficiently is by doing them one at a time, and do each one at the best of your capabilities.
Plan ahead, make lists, prioritize things and set yourself up for succeeding in whatever you are trying to accomplish. Rushing into any project comes with stress and skipping important details, setting you up for mistakes, more work and frustration.
Concentrate on what you have to do and then get on to the next thing on your list. Focus on working at a constant pace for about 20-25 minutes, and then take short brakes. Just 5-10 minutes of cooling off, drinking some water or stretching your body, does wonders on your productivity.
This works for every tipe of challenge: working out, recovery, projects with a tight deadline, writing a thesis or doing laundry and preparing dinner. Plan, customize and implement. Then rest.


Every challenge makes you grow. You develop as an individual and your set of skills becomes more complex with each task. Be grateful for what you have in your life and for the things you can do. Constantly develop new abilities, work with yourself in braking new boundaries and discovering a new capability. You’ll be surprised at how much more you can achieve if you only put your mind to it.
This was all for this week’s #LifestyleFriday! Thank you for reading! I am curious, how do you relax after a long day? Leave me your answers in the comment box below.

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