Do You Deserve Some Time For Yourself?

Do you make time for yourself each day; even if it’s 20 minutes? It can make such a difference in your mood. Most of us run around all day doing our responsibilities and knocking off tasks like a chicken with its head cut off.

Take a little time for yourself. It will lower your overall stress which will improve your health.

I know it feels like there’s no time but sometimes we make ourselves busier than we actually have to be. Stop and be quiet, ask yourself, “Do I really need to do this all today?”

Try making a list of all the things you do. Put them in order of priority. See what you can move around or even drop from your list. You replace those with time for yourself. Pencil it in and keep the appointment with yourself. You deserve it.

What will you do for yourself? Leave a comment.

Do you need help learning how to put yourself on the list?


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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