It’s Okay to Take Time for Yourself

It's Ok To Take Time For Yourself

It’s Okay to Take Time for Yourself

Life gets crazy sometimes. Between school and work and life, it gets difficult to remember to take time for yourself.

I know I am guilty of overworking myself and not taking a moment to breathe. I will sacrifice sleep and my mental stability in order to get work done or finish trivial tasks throughout my day. I will work a long shift at the restaurant after coming out of a day full of classes and then I will tell myself to go meet that friend or do that thing for someone. I will do all that the next day and then the next, not giving myself enough time to rest and recuperate, until all my days have run together and I can’t remember up from down.

Your mental health is extremely important so it is extremely important to take what little free time you have — even if it is just that 15 to 30 minutes in between classes and work – to focus on your inner self. Take the time to check in with your mind, body, and soul. Ask yourself “What do I need to do to make sure I am relaxed and ready for the task at hand?” Or “How can I take care of myself during the day’s hectic schedule?”

Sit down and read a chapter from that book you’ve been dying to read. Watch an episode of your favorite show on Netflix. Find a quiet place and just rest your eyes. Go for a walk and breathe in the beautiful weather.

You’re not letting anyone down; you’re not lazy; you’re not any less hard working or committed if you take some time to focus on you.

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