Wellness

Why We All Need a Time Out

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Can we all agree that it’s been one crazy year? Talm ‘bout last year, honey.

Draaama everywhere! From Hollywood calling out all the sexual predators, California stay being on fire, storms ripping through the shoreline like Kong through trees and need I mention how at this point I’m spending my whole paycheck on groceries – a loaf a bread, a stick of butta, and a container of milk!

So, I’m thinking we all need some self-love right about now. I know I’m feeling tore down in more ways than one so let’s all stop, and in light of Self-Love Month, review the steps below:

  1. Begin your day right. Don’t cut on the TV, tablet, or even look at your cell. Just lay there for maybe five extra minutes and think about the positive things you did yesterday, like how you handled that problem or difficult customer. Or, dare I say it, think about your great qualities that makes you who you are. Celebrate you.
  2. Try to put mainly good things in your body. Garbage in, garbage out…erm, you know what I mean.
  3. Fight negativity inside and out. Go after negative thoughts like you would an attacker. Don’t let that poser take up any space in your head so those negative thoughts won’t get to your heart. Take action by reading a good book (come to think of it, it’s about time for me to reread Pride and Prejudice), meditating, listening to music (remember how we used sit around and listen to great music, what happen to that?), or talking to a good friend. And as far as toxic people goes, same rule applies, don’t give them the time of day.
  4. Be patient with yourself. You will get there. Keep building you step-by-step.
  5. Find something to be grateful about, big or small. Write it down in a journal and see how your thankfulness and peace grows.

And finally, hug it out by starting with your own beautiful self.

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2 thoughts on “Why We All Need a Time Out

  1. I like the tips you gave. Self-love is very important even though a lot of us struggle with it. I look forward to reading your other posts.

    -L.K. Hodge
    mentalstimulation.org

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