Make sure you take time for “yourself”.


Do you plan time for yourself and your happiness?  How much time do you take for yourself each day?  You always think: “I will take time later.”  The only problem with taking it later, later usually never comes.  Procrastination enters into your mind by those tiny little negative thoughts which tend to make all kinds of excuses.  “I’m too tired to take time for myself so I will do it later.”  Does this sound familiar?  That little voice in your mind is the gift we have called “choice”.  We may call it our little gremlins or the devil or whatever!  But, the bottom line is it is up to “you”, to make the final choice.  Don’t make excuses.  Make a firm, alert “choice” that will satisfy your need. 


You may run around all day doing things for others and then, upon returning home, there are plenty of work, chores and responsibilities that you have to take care of.  You fall into bed exhausted, only to awake and to begin the same pattern all over again.  But, where is the time for just “you”?  At the end of the day, are you just too tired and exhausted to do anything for yourself?  We all need downtime and we need to have some kind of personal relaxation to recharge our batteries.  Whether you take a long walk, listen to music, plan to be with friends, join a class that you enjoy, or take up a hobby like scrapbooking, knitting, or even doing a puzzle or drawing; whatever it might be, it is important that “you” make it something just for you that you enjoy!  It doesn’t have to be the same thing every time.  You can have a regular night for yourself to plan a special activity that you really enjoy.  Take time for “you” each day.  Put in it your agenda book, make it a priority, and know what you plan to give yourself a gift of time to do something special just for “yourself”.  If you don’t set a priority or a goal of doing it, then you will hit that old procrastination voice that sets you on a whole circle of exhaustion again.  Break that circle of procrastination and set a time for yourself and be sure to actually “book” it into your schedule and to “achieve  it”.

You are a very special person just like the many people around you.  Life is shorter than what we think.  Time stops for no one and time passes by so quickly.  Plan and set a goal of happiness before work and responsibilities crush your spirit and block your creativity for creating joy and happiness in your own life. 


I challenge you this week to plan time for yourself and do something that really makes “you” happy.  Don’t just plan it but also achieve it.  We plan everything around us and now its time to take time and “plan and achieve your happiness”. 


Until next time!  I challenge you to take a look at this “Success Tip” and add it to your daily life. 


“Smile, share it, have the courage to step out for success and always allow your passion and uniqueness to shine.”

Make it a fantastic week!