Have you ever found yourself changing a doctor’s appointment or neglecting a haircut because someone or something else always appears to be a higher priority?
Over the past month, I’ve discussed what self care is, how you speak to yourself, practicing self care daily and creating a space of your own. Today, I want to acknowledge that often we must schedule self care on our calendar. In essence, it’s important to schedule yourself on your calendar.
Life can quickly become overwhelming with a constant stream of demands. One has their work life, family responsibilities, and daily chores of life that need to be accomplished. As a result, it can become necessary to schedule yourself and self care time on your calendar. If you don’t, it may not happen.
I want to encourage you to think of a setting aside and scheduling time for yourself.
The moments could be fifteen minutes each morning for meditation, regular workout sessions three times a week at the gym, an entire afternoon of pampering at the salon or a whole day or weekend with friends. Establishing and respecting time set aside for yourself shows that you are viewing yourself as a priority and not an after thought.
Use this time for yourself, not to catch up on other errands or to do something for someone else. Go for a walk or run. Enjoy a coffee and a magazine. Schedule a much needed massage or hair appointment.
It is way too easy to state there is no time for self care. However, making time for yourself will guarantee less stress and provide a new perspective of your life.
Today, I encourage you to sit down with your calendar. Schedule time for yourself whether that be a workout or meeting a friend. It is wonderful to look down at your schedule and see that you’ve scheduled “me” time.
Do you struggle with scheduling time for yourself? What do you need to make time for?