Good Evening from NZ,
I’d like to talk about a post I wrote this morning on my Instagram page, about “YOU Time”. When was the last time you took time out of your busy life and scheduled for some ME time, alone, just some time to have breakfast in bed without the children running around? Or had an afternoon or night to yourself to treat your favourite tv series with a mud mask on, hair treatment in, hot chocolate or glass of wine in hand? 😊 How about the last time you had breakfast in bed? I did that this morning, first time in over a year!! Now that's bad!
We so easily forget to leave some time for ourselves, we're so busy tending to everyone else’s needs, volunteering ourselves for too much work, and training or working ourselves to the bone that we sit there scratching our heads wondering why we're getting sick in the middle of summer. Or why we feel so sick, stressed and run down when we’ve been doing the same thing for months. We look for external answers, maybe it’s because of the sudden change of weather “Auckland does that.” No, I’m going to stop you there, this is all happening because between all the juices/prepped meals/unprepped meals/ work and sleep – you’ve over worked your body. Now you’re paying the price, your body is in shut-down mode.
I want you to take the night off… Yes! If that means grabbing a cold beer, kicking the kids out of the lounge and watching a good game of rugby. Or, running yourself a nice hot bath matched with an amazing glass of wine, candles lit and a hot pudding covered in chocolate. You need to put yourself first, if you don’t you will find yourself in a constant cycle of pitfalls, stress and low energy. A lot of this can be explained even more in Dr Libby’s “The Energy Guide’. ❤
In conclusion, if you feel like this is you. I’m asking you to do what-ever it is that you need to do, and make a routine of it. This way you have something to look forward to in the week, if you can’t sacrifice time twice in a week, then at least make sure you do this once a week. You need it! #treatyourself ❤