Talk about an “aha” moment…I have had several the past couple of weeks as I lay coughing, sneezing and feeling like walked on dirt from some all-encompassing “bug”.
There’s nothing quite as enlightening as not being able to do anything but lie still and take time for reflection.
How often have I said, “take time for yourself”, “take care of yourself first”, etc. (you’ve heard it from me many times). Yet, there I was completely depleted mainly because I neglected to take care of the most important person – me.
We often ignore all the warning signs – exhaustion, disturbed sleep patterns, lack of energy – while feeling like we’re on a fast moving treadmill at top speed. Don’t ignore these warning signs. This is exactly the time to detach from the stress, stop, breathe deeply, and take the time for self-care. Your body is trying to tell you to rest, rejuvenate and restore your energy.
Gladys Anderson, founder of Coach for YOUR Dreams, is a certified life coach, licensed marriage and family therapist, writer and speaker. Gladys combines years of experience, training and a genuine commitment to helping nurses, teachers, therapists and other care giving women to set limits so they have more time, and energy to devote to self-care.