That’s right Powered by Mom says give yourself a break!
We can never have too many reminders to just give ourselves a break! I needed that reminder myself today after getting up at the crack of smack as I like to call it (5:25am), having had next to no sleep to get ready and going to work. As you can imagine I started my day out very tired and just couldn’t make the tiredness go away.
Here’s where I wish I was this morning instead of tired and at work 🙂
I continued to toil at work, sitting in front of a computer, walking around the office doing my normal work stuff and feeling more and more depleted of energy every minute. I tried eating as my tummy was growling too but that made me even more sleepy, nothing was working and I was beginning to have a yawn fest. Then I remembered my own words about how important it is to give yourself a break, even if you just take 30 minutes. I usually could be found saying I’m taking my 30 and would go outside to read or go for a walk. This has not been consistent the last few months.
So guess what I did? Put on my sunglasses, grabbed my phones and earbuds that I try to keep in my bag when I go to work and I headed outside to the sunny world. Seriously this week the weather here is glorious! It’s sunny, warm but not too hot which makes it perfect to give myself a break and take 30.
Okay this wasn’t from today but doesn’t it inspire you to walk? 🙂 This is just up the street from my home.
I went for a walk, listened to my music and ignored everything else but the sunny weather and just breathing in the air and relaxing. At first I still kept yawning but as I continued my stroll the yawning became less, I enjoyed the gentle breeze and could really listen to the song coming out of my earbuds. Ahhhh I really felt so much better, what a difference, I finished work without yawning once and got a bit of my energy back yay.
Oh by the way after work and picking up my daughter from school I gave myself another break and made it that chair outside and sat back this time and just soaked it in!
So try and remember on the days you feel tired and even on the ones you don’t it’s always good for you to give yourself a break. When you think about it 30 minutes is not a lot of time so you can usually afford to take it. If the weather is not that great there are still so many ways you can take 30.
Here’s a few suggestions:
- Read a book you’ve been dying to start or finish
- Take a bubble bath
- Try some meditation
- Do some stretching and/or yoga
- Sit at the window or on the porch and just take in what’s outside, nature watch, people watch whatever catches your fancy
- Have a tasty or healthy snack
- Do your nails if that’s something you like to do (it’s not for me but I know gals who love to do this)
- Listen to you favorite music
- No one is around dance away!
- Just do something you enjoy that puts your mind at ease and raises your spirits
So today it was two 30 minute breaks for me but it helped me get through the rest of the day, well I’m almost there as it’s just evening now as I write this. Good news I’m nowhere near as tired, both breaks gave me what I needed, first the energy and the second the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the sun and the view.
Here’s the view by the way, I couldn’t quite capture them but at one point I heard some noise looked up and there were two eagles flying above 🙂 now that’s a view!
What do you like to do to give yourself a break? Feel free to share we love to read comments 🙂