Taking a Step Back

This weekend has been so refreshing!

I normally hoard all f my vacation time at work. Don’t ask me why but it’s one of those things that I just don’t like to take time off unless it’s absolutely for something. But over the last three years I have learned that this is really unhealthy and taxing on my mental health. Now don’t get me wrong I love my job! I love the people I work with and I love the people I deal with daily but there comes times when you have to give yourself a mental break.

So this year I have finally learned that I need to space out my time off and give myself a mental break a lot sooner than I have been. So Why not take an extra long weekend!

My husband actually took the same time off so that we could not only paint our house but still have some time to just be together and hang out! And it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because he is now about to start his new job and this is a nice time to rest up before starting this!

I am learning every day it’s important to take care of your mental self. Just as important if not more important than taking care of your physical self because it takes your mental self to motivate and push your physical self to be the best you can be!

That’s why I’m starting to take more time for me. I’m taking more bubble bath’s. I’m reading more books. I’m taking time to relax with my husband and by myself. I’m taking a moment to enjoy my coffee in the morning. I’m taking time to cook at night. I’m trying to worry less about the little things.

And just with these few simple things I have noticed such a difference in my over all mental self. And now I’m taking one more step toward this by spending a weekend away from it all just to enjoy the simple quiet moments.

By taking a step back when someone pointed out my negativity and how much I was becoming toxic to those around me a couple of months ago I have been able to see so much in myself and to really refocus myself. I took the step back to not only agree with their observation but to then take the steps to change how I was.

I know I am not perfect and I know I am a work in progress. But starting the work however small of steps you take as long as they are in the right direction it can add up to a whole lot of change!

By taking a step back I am now able to watch myself walk forward with more enthusiasm and confidence than I had before!

Thank you for stopping by and keep an eye out for what might be up around the curve!

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