Time Out

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I have been taking time out, I’ve been recovering from my house move I suppose and have felt the need just to be. It’s crucial we take time just to be, to put life on hold and be with ourselves for this is where we discover who we are, this is the place we discover our own value.

In all that we do it is important to value ourselves because we are giving of ourselves constantly, and if we don’t value ourselves, then what we give is of little value.

People who work with others, in any capacity but especially on an emotional level have a responsibility to work with themselves, look after themselves and make sure that what they give is of the best quality. We can only ever give what we have, what is within us and if our energy is depleted then it makes sense that what we give is of lesser value.

I think we all expect the person we are going to visit, be it a doctor, accountant, spiritual guru to know what they are talking about, to be on top notch form, to be able to help us in what ever way is necessary. How can they do this if they don’t help themselves, how can they do this if they are racing against time, their own issues and not taking enough time out for themselves.

Yet how many people do we know that actually do this, be it with a supervisor, mentor, guide or just by themselves. How often do we intend to meditate, take a day out or have a treatment just for the good of our souls.

How often is it we actually listen, listen to ourselves or to what the universe is trying to tell us. How often is it we go inside and repair, clean and restore our precious selves. If our bodies are the homes in which our spirits live, isn’t it right we clean and bring them back to health regularly.

My time out can be alone or catching up with a good friend, it can be in silent contemplation or through inspired discussion with a like minded soul. It doesn’t matter how I take my time out, as long as I do, as long as I’m good to myself.

I can only give what I have, I have to love myself and treat myself well in order to be able to give that out. When I do I shine, I sparkle and I can share the energy of that freshness with others.

lizalizaskysaregreyยฉ2017

 

 

10 thoughts on “Time Out”

  1. I get it, every word. Work in healthcare and know well how possible it is to give every piece of oneself and leave nothing. Neglect of the spiritual self is a habit to be wary of. Keep being good to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Diana, we really do seem to have parallel lives. I’ve worked in therapeutic care for the last 20 years, working with young people traumatised by early experiences. Having managed these settings and the organisations caring for them I know only too well what burn out is. We owe it to the clients and each other to look after ourselves so we can continue to give xx

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  2. Oh yes, I totally understand, caring for my parents, trying to keep up with work, completing the studies…it all takes its toll and you need that time to yourself, time to reignite the sparkle ๐ŸŒŸ

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