What time is it? That’s something you’re asked everyday. I’m sure you normally respond with a typical glance at your watch or cell phone and answer with an approximation of the hour and minute. You help others figure out the time, you run after your family and loved ones to make their lives run better — but when was the last time you took some time for yourself? When was the last time you answered that question with, “It’s time for me”?
Time for yourself is as important as making others feel better, loved or important. You are the only you have and what better way to help others than truly help them than being the best you can be by taking time for yourself?
I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to take time for yourself and your health. Your emotional and your physical health will be all the better for it. I myself can attest to this. I was a slave to my job, my family and everyone else around me for quite some time before I realized that the best way for me to be the best I could be was to take time for myself.
It’s not all about working out and exercising, either. Yes, I’m a personal trainer and my job here in the office is to educate you on how to “move your body” for the sake of your physical health, but there is so much more to it than that.
The other side of exercise and movement is slowing day every once in a while and looking at the world around you, to acknowledge who you are and how you came to be. Meditation can help you center and focus your mind to allow you to better filter your thoughts and intentions during the day.
Exercise will help your body physically but did you also know that it helps you emotionally? The satisfied feeling you have when you take the time to do something like that for yourself balances the time you focus on others. Our office is designed to provide you with a haven where you can learn all aspects of wellness by doing things as well as by l earning them to share with others. Our “magic pill” is the interaction and relationships you will develop with not only one person on staff in one department but the whole office.
So I ask again, what time is it? Are you going to tell me that it’s a quarter to 4 and I’m ready to head out for my afternoon coffee? Or are you going to tell me that it’s time you took your life and the lives of those you love back into your own hands, starting with you, and find a way to rediscover who you are and how you function best?