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Finding Time for Yourself During a Busy Season

Finding Time for Yourself During a Busy Season

With the school year coming to an end, schedules all around are filling up fast, making this one of the busiest times of year. Balancing family, work, and your own personal “me-time” becomes increasingly more difficult, and, of course, the busier things get, the more you can really benefit from a break for self-care! 

I recently had my second COVID vaccine and wasn’t feeling totally up to doing my typical Thursday morning Facebook Live, so I postponed until Friday. Even though my schedule says that Thursdays are for Facebook Live, I had to take a step back and consider what’s really important. I like to stick to my routines as much as possible, but sometimes it’s important to consider if sticking with your schedule is really doing more harm than good. 

I am a huge proponent of accountability and sticking with your scheduled responsibilities, but it’s also crucial to know when it’s time to take a step back and take a break. 

When things start to get really busy, it’s important to consider your responsibilities and routines and decide if your current schedule is really what’s best for you. Consider whether each thing on your to-do list is really a good use of your energy, or whether it would be more beneficial to take time to recharge so that you can replenish that energy and complete all of your health goals. As much as we want to keep going when things are busy, it’s really hard to do that when our energy is depleted. 

When we allow ourselves to reach a point where we’re truly drained, we’re more susceptible to giving in to temptations, like reaching for our own personal kryptonite food (buffalo chicken pizza for me - just a phone call away!) or skipping the time we’ve dedicated for a workout (snooze button, anyone?). Instead, giving yourself time to recharge will keep your energy levels high enough to complete everything on your to-do list. 

The reality is that you have to put on your own mask before you can help others!

We feel a lot of responsibility to take care of others in our life, so choosing to put your own health first sometimes can be a really difficult decision. As hard as it can be to say yes to me-time, the decision to practice self-care will ultimately help you stay healthy and keep your energy levels high so that you can do everything that’s important to you. 

It can be tough to make the choice to take care of ourselves. If you think that having a solid support group of women who are also determined to learn to make healthy decisions for themselves would be beneficial for you, I encourage you to check out my group Never Diet Again! In it, you’ll find the support you need and great conversations that can help keep you on track towards your goals. Join today here! 

 

Do you give yourself plenty of time to recharge? Let me know in the comments! 

 

 

 

 

 
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