Living the Good Life: Taking Time Out

Rest Area on Flickr photo by Tim Lenz
I've taken a much-needed break away from the computer the past couple days just to rest and nurse this flu that I've come down with. I'm the type of person that is always on the go and always doing something on the "To Do" list...and as much as I preach "less is more", I sometimes don't follow my own advice!

So, for the past couple days I've treated myself by getting some rest and quiet time just to think about life. I realized during that time that I haven't been putting my health as a priority. This is the second time this year that I came down with the flu, so The Universe is definitely sending me a message.

Before I came down with the flu I had just started doing yoga every other day which helped me re-energize. However, I realize now that I don't give myself enough time throughout the day to just really relax and be in quiet mode.

Taking time out for yourself is part of living a good life! It can't always be about being productive, reaching all those goals, and helping everybody.

This was another gentle reminder to just live in the moment and to just be happy where I am in my life right now. I think I've been really focused on my goals and achieving them these past couple months. Also, I've been very busy helping other people in my life that I haven't given myself any breathing space...and I should know better!

How about you? Are you taking time out for yourself? Even if it's just 10 minutes a day, carve out time to take care of your soul! I know I've learned my lesson ;)

"Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest." --Ashleigh Brilliant

Photo Credit: Tim Lenz

1 comment:

kathryn said...

Thanks for the link. I'm so happy to see that other people also value the importance of taking time out in their lives!

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