It's really easy to get caught up in life, work, etc. However, it's all really important to make some time for yourself. Two weekends ago, I went online and booked a 90 min massage for today. When today came, I was really tired and didn't really want to go. I mean, who doesn't want to go get a massage for 90 minutes? I even napped for the hour before the massage, woke up all groggy, but still went. Once I was at the massage, I was really happy I did it. I felt like I had a little more energy, my body felt relaxed, and I didn't really realize how much I just needed an hour to relax and think about something else. Even if all I was thinking about is the area being massaged, haha. Anyways, the key to this blog post is just to make sure you set some time aside for yourself every once in a while. It is really important for your own sanity, mental health, and body, so stop putting it aside. As an EMT, one of the first things that is drilled into our brain is, "scene safety", or "safety first". We cannot help others on the scene of an accident if we are injured. That's why you never see an EMT or fireman running. We need to stay safe in order to help others. The same thing is the case in daily life. In order to help others, or be our best, we need to take some time for ourselves.
Try and set some time aside each week for yourself, that is my advice and takeaway today. Here is a picture of my "me space" today.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.