It can be hard to take time for yourself but we must.
Especially us ladies who work, take care of the home and/or take care of others.
So try to take as much time for yourself as you can.
Even if it’s just two minutes!
And that a few minutes goes a long way!!
It is sometimes hard for us to take any time at all for ourselves and then, if you are like me at all, and feel that if it can’t be an hour or more, well then what is the point.
I am working on changing this mindset of all-or-nothing because it is not getting me anywhere.
I KNOW two minutes makes a difference and I have been working on some of these for a while now in my own life.
Here are 7 ways you can begin to take two for you!
1. Take Two in the car – work edition
I am working part time and every time I go to work I try to get there a few minutes early so I can sit in my car and breathe, pray and set an intention for a good shift.
This is great especially for those of us who are running from chaos at home to a busy job, etc. Take those two minutes!
2. Take two in the car – home edition
Are you heading straight home from work and walking into others needs and wants and a gagillion things to do? Many of us are.
On your way home, pick a beautiful spot to pull over.
Look at the beauty, really absorb it.
Breathe, pray, intend – whatever feels right.
Then head home.
It’ll probably still be crazy there but at least you can remember those few minutes of peace – and they may even translate over to the home, you never know!!
Take off those shoes and get those feet on the ground!
This is known as ‘grounding’ or just being a human with your feet on the ground. 😀
But truthfully, it is a powerful tool in helping you feel calmer and more ‘grounded’ energetically as it is working to neutralize our electrons. This is especially important these days with all our cell phone and computer use.
So take two, no shoe.
4. Happy Day Journal
I have a journal next to my bed and every night I write all the good things that happened during the day.
It is nice to go to bed with good thoughts in your head!
So get something nice, make sure a pen is always there and write for a few minutes all the good stuff in your day and your life.
5. Write a note
Sending a hand written note is not only the nicest thing to do, it is the nicest thing to receive!!
Buy yourself some stationary that you love and every week, send someone a note.
Thank them for being your friend, being there for you or just say hi, you are awesome.
This will of course take more than two minutes, but once you have the stationary and the plan, the actual note writing won’t take that long at all.
You can even write an anonymous one and leave it somewhere random like the library or at a park. This idea comes from Hannah who started www.moreloveletters.com
THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE ARE NEVER GOING TO ASSUME YOU NEED TWO MINUTES.
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL THEM.
I’M TAKIN’ TWO, YO.
Then do it.
Don’t have any idea how you can ever have one single tiny moment to yourself?
When you lay your head down on your pillow tonight, ask your Divine to help you find a way. Ask them to put this two minute possibility in front of you so you are sure to see it.
We live in a time of ‘never enough.’
There is never enough time.
And the time you give is never enough.
We can never be enough.
At least this is a common thread through our society.
We’ve got to make the commitment to KNOWING it is always enough, two minutes is enough, what you do is enough, you are enough and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!