MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF: In order to “keep your batteries charged” it is important to make and take a little time for you each and every day. Making a date with yourself, even if it’s just for 15 to 30 minutes a day is vital to keeping stress at bay and staying in balance. Ironically, the more stressful life becomes, the more important it is to keep that date with you. What you choose to do is totally up to you whether it be meditating, grounding, yoga, exercise, reading, listening to music, walking the dog or engaging in a favorite hobby. The important part is that you DO it. If it starts to feel like a chore, remind yourself that this is time for YOU. It may be a good idea to have few activities to choose from to have a sense of variety. I find starting the morning with a grounding exercise allows me to stay more centered through out my day and to handle what ever little emergencies life throws at me with greater ease (less stress).
To find time for yourself try getting up just 15 minutes earlier or looking at time waiting in lines as “found” time to read, journal or day dream.
For ideas on what to do, try: Your Time
For a sample grounding exercise try: Grounding
For ideas on finding time, try: Finding Time