Research shows that people who take time to recharge and restore are more creative, happier, and more successful. Unfortunately, scheduling me-time is easier said than done for a lot of us. Between busy work schedules and hectic family lives, many of us either can’t find the time or feel guilty for wanting to take time for ourselves.
While life’s many responsibilities (work, pets, kids, sick or struggling loved ones) can get in the way, devoting time for self-care is extremely important. That’s why I wanted to share the following with you.
I was recently interviewed on The Caregiver Podcast. It was a different experience for me. Instead of being interviewed about Hack Your Health Habits or one of the many topics in the book, I was interviewed about my Mother and her struggle with Alzheimer’s.
I hope that you enjoy the interview and that it acts as a reminder for you to take time for yourself. Everyone’s situation is different but at the end of the day, none of us can pour from an empty cup. Just like a flight attendant says before take off, you have to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help those around you.
Remember, practicing self-care doesn’t have to be time-consuming like a spa weekend away. It can be as simple as taking 10 minutes to read a chapter from your favourite book or 30 minutes to go on a walk. Putting yourself first will help keep you healthy, happy and at your best so that you can truly help those around you.
Click the link below to listen to the podcast. I hope you enjoy it!