Lesson Two

7 Tips to Boost Your Health & Happiness by Taking Time For Yourself

Time is your most precious asset –
treat it and yourself with reverence.
Carving out intentional time in your day,
week or month has a ripple effect of releasing stress
and overwhelm from your life.

Case Study

Marianne is a mother of three under the age of 15. She works part-time at the newspaper and volunteers at her church. She came to me because she felt pulled in many different directions and she didn’t feel like she was giving her best to anything she did.

Originally, she felt like she had no time for herself. I created a master schedule of her activities and by viewing it holistically I discovered ways to reorganize her time so she had time for herself without neglecting anyone else. I also energetically released some old belief patterns through BodyTalk around her not feeling worthy of pampering herself.

Within a short time, she reaped the benefits of taking time for herself. She discovered self-love and her days were filled with a bounce in her step and a sparkle in her eye.

Here are 7 tips to boost your health and happiness level by focusing your time.

  • Take time to make yourself look good.
    Find a color that looks dynamite on you and buy a new top in that color. Go have your nails done or have a facial. Jazz up your hair cut or color. Ask yourself, "If I felt beautiful and successful what would I look like?" and use your answer as your guide.
  • Take time to make yourself feel good.
    Pamper yourself with some at home spa time. Take a bath with candles and soothing scents to unwind and enjoy the quiet.
  • Travel back in time.
    Grab a friend and do something playful. Go roller skating, ice skating or gaze at the clouds and talk. Recapture that feeling of fun and freedom from your childhood.
  • Take time to play.
    Organize a Mama Mia party with your friends and sing along loudly with the movie. Set aside time with your spouse or kids. Let them know that the time is to be spent just having fun; no heavy discussions, no hidden agenda, just time spent together enjoying each other's company.
  • Take time to learn something new.
    Pick up a dance class or buy some pastels and start drawing. Choose an activity that gives you a creative way to express yourself.
  • Take time out.
    Curl up with a good book, the crossword or Sudoku, or your favorite movie. Relax while engaging your mind on something outside of your daily worries and you'll return refreshed and open to new solutions.nc with your intention of living happier and healthier.
  • Play with time.
    Time is malleable. Haven't you ever noticed how quickly time flies when you are involved in something enjoyable? Play with the concept of time by telling yourself you have the perfect amount of time you need to accomplish any task. Notice how much more relaxed you are doing your tasks and how, in fact, there is enough time.

Here’s a handy guide for you to cut out and use as a reminder.

7 Tips to Boost Your Health & Happiness By Taking Time For Yourself

  • Take time to make yourself look good.
  • Take time to make yourself feel good.
  • Travel back in time.
  • Take time to play.
  • Take time to learn something new.
  • Take time out.
  • Play with time.
Donna Burick

Donna Burick

Desire a results-oriented holistic solution? Do you yearn to: Create more balance in your life? Stop feeling so exhausted: Uncover your lifeu2019s passion; Attain clarity about whatu2019s next for you; Revive your relationships; Craft a deeper spiritual connection; Access a place of health & happiness? Donna can guide you from here to there, call for your free 15-minute phone consultation and discover a different approach, 336.540.0088. Office in Greensboro or phone sessions available.

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