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Five Minute Friday: Break

Five Minute Friday: Break | Style Through Her Eyes

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Taking a "break" from a busy schedule is so important, even if it's just for fifteen minutes. Please don't feel bad about it either! You owe it to yourself. You know what you do each day. Even if you think you don't do as much compared to what other people do, it doesn't matter because we're all busy in different ways and we all need some downtime. We're human and we need to refuel!

For some reason many men and women are always telling themselves that they have to keep going and that there's no time to eat or drink water throughout the day because they're busy with school, work, or the kids. You know what? By not taking care of yourself you're actually being selfish. How? If you're cranky or snappy because you haven't eaten or didn't get enough sleep the night before, you probably won't treat people very nicely or you may even make a mistake in your paper work. You won't feel like YOU either. At some point you need to choose to stop. If your body crashes, you won't be able to finish what you were working on properly and you won't be at your best for your kids, significant other, or with whomever you're around. You're just as important as everyone else. I think people who tend to think like this forget that. YOU ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS EVERYONE ELSE.

Here are some ideas!

If you know you're going to be running around all day, pack some nuts, fruit, and/or an energy bar and some water! This is a simple step that so many people can apply to their lives today. If you say that you literally won't have time to eat a meal, you can at least do this. MAKE TIME FOR IT. TAKE A BREAK! There's absolutely no excuse not to.

If you have a full schedule the next day, be sure to get enough sleep! Those tasks inside your home can be done tomorrow. If you insist they can't because of *instert reason here*, ask for help! You don't have to do everything.

If you need a cat nap, take one! If you want to sit and read a chapter in a book, do it! Don't feel bad for doing something you enjoy. You don't always have to be doing something super important. Enjoy life!

There are so many little things that we can do to take care of ourselves and take a break that will actually make a big difference. So, how are YOU going to take care of yourself and take a break next week?

P.S. I took a "break" from my busy week to participate in this week's FMF ;)


Debra Holloman said...

Oh, yes, we all need breaks. We need to stop driving ourselves into the ground and learn how to take care of ourselves. In doing so, I agree, we take better care of those we love.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and words.
*an FMF neighbor stopping by from http://pursuinggrace.com/enjoying-a-break/

Closet Fashionista said...

Yep! This is so true, if we don't take time for ourselves, even a few minutes, we would go crazy!


This is so important, I have learnt over the years that you must take breaks, actually our work encourages everyone to take breaks. Otherwise your productivity level is not as sharp. It's healthy to take a lunch and take breaks. I pack energy bars, almonds, etc. Great post.


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