Monday, November 14, 2011

"Me" Time

Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.” 

My friend is a busy mom of 8 years old daughter, a wife, a successful scientist, a great piano player, to name a few... Couple of months ago we spoke about how busy her life is and how everyday schedule leaves her with a little to none energy for things she wants to do. 
I gently offered her to prioritize important things on her schedule, and let the rest go. I also mentioned that the most important part of our busy lives is to find time for ourselves. 
I called it "me" time - time that is dedicated entirely for my emotional and physical health, however I see it.
For me movement is the key. 
And a good healthy food. 
I said to my friend that no one would put my shoes on my feet and walk for my health, it has to be Me who take actions, a small baby steps or gigantic jumps, but it has to be me.
Last Saturday she called me. We chat about our families, relationships, work, etc. Then she said she was grateful for our conversation few months back. She was able to re-arrange her schedule to make time for herself.  She spends her mornings at the gym, has more energy and feels great. To hear those words was a humbling experience, and a proud moment.

Today, after two weeks of being home bound with a cold, I had an hour of  "me" time at the  gym. I went for 15 minutes to warm up and check how cold effected my performance. 
I ended up running 5K. 
All it took just to put my tennis shoes on...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

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