TREAT YO SELF - Why it's Healthy to Treat Yourself
Let's admit it: we work hard all the time, either at school or at work. We are always constantly busy, and if we aren't busy, there's a good chance that we're sleeping. Personally, I have some weeks where I am just burnt out, and I sleep during most of my free time.
Taking mental breaks from a busy schedule is important. Not only does it feel good, but it is healthy for you mentally and physically. Below is a list of why it is important to treat yourself.
1. Treating yourself after a long day is a great way to rest your brainYour brain has been working all day at school and work. It's burnt out, and you just want to sleep. Make sure to set aside at least 30 minutes a day to relax and breath. If you don't want to spend any money, this is a great way to treat yourself. It's a simpler and faster way to treat yourself. Read a book, or do some meditation or yoga. Relax your body and mind. Take your mind off of your busy schedule for 30 minutes. This will help you regain focus and reach your goals faster!
2. You'll become stressed with too much on your mindIf you don't treat yourself, you're mind will overload, and you'll start to panic. Write down a list of what you need to do. This will help your mind calm down. Also, writing down a list of things that need to be done could potentially help because in your mind, it seems like a million things need to be done, but on paper, it's actually only three things. After, take a mental break! Watch a comedy - laugh a little! This will not only de-stress you, but it will make you happy too!
3. You'll be more happy!In connection with the second point, if you treat yourself, you'll find yourself in a happy and positive mood. I don't know about you, but when I'm in a positive mood, I get a lot of things done. By taking breaks, you allow your brain to rest, and have a little fun.
4. You'll be more motivated.Lastly, the one main reason you should treat yourself is because you will gain more motivation. If you regularly give yourself breaks, you will be more efficient in your work. You won't be overwhelmed, and you will be in a better mood!
There you have it folks! Every day, I always make sure to take mental and physical breaks, even if it's watching a 20 minutes episode of a comedy show, or playing a game on my iPhone for 10 minutes. All in all, just make sure to treat yourself and give yourself mental breaks! But don't go too overboard with those breaks.