A busy household – part time intense job, teenagers, step-teenagers, animals, music, driving, stress, older active mum, working away husband, friends, learning and running a household. Quiet time I ask?
Essential…if you are going to keep your mind calm, your body functioning and your mental health in one piece.We all know this on some level but it is trying to fit it in.
So we need to develop strategies to make it happen.
Find a peaceful place – where you don’t have to overthink of anything, time for you to focus on the here and now. Focus on you! Even if only for 10-15 minutes each day:-
Walk the dog
Sit in the park
Plan a relaxing bubble bath
Walk through countryside
Reading a book or magasine
Play sport or exercise class
These are some of the things I have tried .Whatever allows you to have that feeling of tuning out or ‘flow’ , where your mind switches off and you can just be. Be in the moment.
With people demanding of your time and energy for much of the day, you need and deserve this time and space to replenish your energy levels.
If this is difficult for you, I know I have been there, plan to make it a priority 🙂