Time for Self

You need to remember to take time for yourself - time to do everything or do nothing at all. Time to touch base with the person who you can’t live without – YOU!

Stop. Check in. Listen. Take time to be alone, to just think, to process the day to day schedule of your life that often seems to be on auto-pilot. There never seem to be enough hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month, and months in the year. As we age, time seems to go faster and faster. It is an illusion that is manifest in our subconscious, waiting to be proven incorrect. Sometimes we just have to sit back and remember that everything gets done, in its own time. You just have to be realistic as to what gets done and when.

But, you always need to schedule some time for yourself into the equation. If you don’t, the energy you need to complete all else will simply wane. You need to nurture yourself first in order to truly nurture others well. You need time to yourself to help your mind, body and spirit move toward balance and alignment. Time to yourself will allow you to be at peace with yourself, if only for an hour here or there.

Try to something you want to do – daily. It doesn’t have to be an hour. Start with 15 minutes just for you. Make it something you can enjoy. Let it refresh your mind and recharge your spirit. Time will always be of the essence. That is a certainty that you can always count on! We might as well learn to take some of that precious time for ourselves.

Ask yourself… What have I always wanted to do just for me? Listen to your complaints as well as your wishes. And remember that when you make time for yourself, you just might find that you want to make time for others.


Debbie Lessin is a woman of many identities. She is an author (Life is a Balancing Act...a fun book), speaker and entrepreneur for over 23 years as the owner of D J Lessin & Associates, a Chicago CPA firm and Balancing Act Productions, the creative endeavor she founded in 1997. Debbie has always described herself as having the brains of an accountant and the soul of an artist. Debbie began her quest for balance in 1994 - the year she turned 40 and her business celebrated 10 years of entrepre...

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