Give Yourself a Break

We seem to be in a continual race to get everything done on our ‘to do’ list. The responsibilities of work and family often take us to realms of attempting to achieve the impossible. While we might feel good about checking a few things from the list, we lay guilt upon ourselves that they were not all completed. This leads us into a spiraling path of self-induced pressure that never seems to end. This is neither healthy, nor the way we should lead our lives and there is a requirement to stop, take a breath and a give ourselves a break.

Returning to the tasks at hand after a break will allow you to truly focus and give your all, without the intense feelings of being overwhelmed

Rewarding Yourself is OK

There is relief in taking a break and it should be a gift that you give to yourself. Taking care of the high priority items can be done and a break will not sacrifice the lesser important. The mind and body need time to renew and replenish so that you can reduce anxiety. Returning to the tasks at hand after a break will allow you to truly focus and give your all, without the intense feelings of being overwhelmed.

Tap Into Your Happiness

Giving yourself a break from the stress will also offer a refreshing new landscape so that you can tap into your happiness. It will change the direction from obsession to complete, to feeling complete. You can expand your horizons and interests and find that you will be smiling and laughing more and being thankful for every day. The division of work, requirements and expectations are those that we set for ourselves and so is the option and opportunity to access moments that give us joy.