When You Take Time To Care About Yourself, It Helps.
It's another busy day like any other day. Most of us rush, rush, rush off to the next meeting, event or school drop off. It can feel like there isn't time to do anything including the most important thing, take care of ourselves.
We start cutting corners regarding our health. It's the first thing to go. We begin to feel tired, edgy and grumpy. One of the immediate things we do is hurry through times like lunch.
I am the first to be guilty of eating fast. I don't pay attention to the taste, texture or the kind of food I'm putting in my body. I just eat to wash away stress and keep moving. My mind is in such a rush. It's just saying just eat and go!
Today, I took a 10- minute creative break to slow and calm down. This pause included taking time to enjoy a perfect, crisp fall apple that was picked for me by two little fall critters this weekend. I decided to sketch the apple devoured and thought about the taste of each bite.
It felt good to pause. Taking a creative break helped me focus.
How does it feel to take time to care about yourself today when you take a creative break?
Until tomorrow friends.