When was the last time you took time just for yourself?
In my women’s wellness keynote, I often ask the audience to think about the thing they used to do, that they liked so much, that they just don’t seem to have time for anymore.
Think about it:
- When did you stop playing guitar, or singing?
- When did you stop knitting, or sewing?
- When did you stop going to girls’ night, or the coffee hour?
- When did you stop taking time to do things that bring you joy?
Last night, even though I felt guilty leaving my family on a school night, I accepted an invitation to join a group of “Women with Guitars.” What fun! For two hours I sang songs that brought back memories of camp, college, and childhood. Joy. I can’t remember the last time I sang like that!
Today my voice is a little sore, but my spirits are high.
Spending time with cool people doing something you love is a great way to reduce stress and refocus on what is good.
So, what is is that you used to do?
Find a way to fit it in.
You deserve time to lift your spirits, reduce your stress, and have a little joy!
Do something just for you – and for your heart health too!