I love the ideas everyone has on the topic. this is what i do to take care of myself.
A Quote from Confucius describes how i live my life, "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." I know that many people in life put things off, waiting for enough time in their schedules to start. I've been going to school, off and on, for the last 12 years. My goal is to become a nurse practioner.
At first money and prestige were my main objective for becoming a nurse., Now having two kids, I want a better life for them. As you can imagine, working full time as a clinical manager at a dialysis center, raising two boys and going to school has taken a toll on me. I realized I have no time for me, and reading self-help books does not translate into a better me. It may give me direction, but simply reading them does not necessarily take care of me.
Within the last six months I realized I need to set time for me. Now I take time for evening strolls thru the park . This gives me time to reflex on my day and the days to come. I find this to be the most stimulating part of my day. After this, I feel refreshed and invigorated to tackle my next task.
Also, every month I take a day off to go to the Day Spa. This is a day just for me. I get a package deal called the ultimate spa. this includes an one hour massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hairstlyed with deep conditioning treatment and lunch. This is the ultimate in relaxation.
There are other things I could do to take better care of myself. Such as, eating right and exercise. This is something I am working towards now. If there are any suggestions I would appreciate them.