The Importance Of Taking Time To Yourself (Inspirational Message)

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Written and voiced by Parker Heuser
Edited by Joshua Laplap


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We are living in an age where we are all busy. There is always something to do, and it seems like we are constantly doing something. Your friends are just a few taps of your finger away, strangers from around the world are interacting with your social media accounts at all times of the day and night, and you get notified everytime it happens. You work in a competitive environment, your boss has more and more tasks for you, and you find yourself telling more people that “you’ll try to find time”. The world is so busy, we've started creating shortcuts for things. Fast-food restaurants are flourishing because we don't always have enough time to cook and eat a meal. Cars have phone holders so you can have conversations and "be productive" while you drive. Caffeinated beverages are sold everywhere, to give you that little energy boost, so that you can do more with the little time you seem to have in the day.

And then at the end of it, all you're left with is "I'm too tired".

But how much time are you spending on you?

Just because you're busy, does that mean you're being effective or efficient with your time?

This video is a reminder of the physical and psychological benefits of spending time alone.

You get to take a break from daily life. A chance to shut off all the noise and distractions, and a chance to give your brain the rest it needs. Just like any other muscle in your body, your brain begins to fatigue over time. By taking even 10 minutes to relax, you will rejuvenate your mind and be able to think more clearly and more effectively.
This helps to improve your concentration and allows you to focus on what is most important to you. By getting a clear understanding of your priorities, you will become more productive in tackling them.
There may be times where you don’t know the answer to a problem, or the appropriate steps to take to solve it. Finding the answers you need is significantly more challenging when you’re distracted by incoming information. Turn your phone off and spend some time alone. You might be surprised how clearly solutions come to you when you’re focussing on them without distractions.
By spending time with yourself and gaining a better understanding of who you are and what you desire in life, you’re more likely to make better choices about who you want to be around. Which, in turn, can make you appreciate your relationships with others even more.
Probably the most important benefit to solitude is learning more about who you are. What makes you happy, what gives you joy. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses. Analyze your flaws. Free your mind from negativity. Strengthen your appreciation for the little things in life.

What you do, and how you spend your time tells you who you are. You cannot pour from an empty cup. If you are not giving to yourself, you will not be able to adequately give to others.

Remember: nobody is too busy. It’s just a matter of priorities.
When’s the last time you cooked a meal for yourself?
Are you getting as much exercise as you’d like to be?
How many books have you read in the last 3 months?
Have you traveled anywhere new and exciting lately?

Go for a walk
Take a hike
Make a list
Have a bath
Listen to your favorite music
Write a letter to your family
Do a crossword puzzle/Sudoku

What kind of investments are you making in you?