Mind & Motion

Delete Deplete

Posted in Health, Inspiration by Meghan Pickrell on February 22, 2011

On a hike in Colorado

In a society where we are all after the American dream- successful career, family, home, financial stability, there is little time left for one other important necessity…YOU! A 40+ hour work week, husband, kids, and social life leaves little time for us to spend time on us. It is strange that all of the time dedicated to living a fulfilling life can leave you a bit… depleted. And even when we are exhausted we are expected to get up and go work. With such full lives it’s imperative that we figure out ways to receive nourishment. That way we can meet the energy demands of our day.

I try to incorporate a bit of “me” time everyday. This could be as simple as taking a soak in a warm bath at the end of the day, or a 5-minute meditation at the beginning of the day. Adding a few minutes of restoration to your day can help shift your mood, energy and improve a foggy brain. I encourage my clients to get up during the day and walk around. Maybe take a walk around the office and check in with how you are feeling. A few minutes of purposeful breath (6 seconds in and 6 seconds out) is also helpful. Think of ways in which you feel supported and try to add at least one of those ways to your day. See what happens!

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