We are busy, and it is scary how busy we are. When we feel we are so busy it is difficult to find the time to create space. What type of space? Space to breath, space to think, space to relax, space to just be. But we need to remember that we need that space, that space is important.
One of the most important things that we can do in our often busy, on the go type lifestyles is to create that space where we don’t have to do anything other than what we choose or the least possible. The best way to be able to create this space is to plan for it. Use your diary, your phone and book it in, whether it is 5 mins to yourself every day or half an hour for a bath one evening a week, a long weekend away or a weekend at home with the family and no pressing engagements, book it in and stick to it.
This time that we allow to create space in our lives can be invaluable to our mental health, to our cognitive abilities, our physical health, our success in life, our families. It is in this space where we can just be, where we are most likely to be most at ease, most creative, and better able to problem solve. Here is the secret though, if you enter this space in an ‘aim’ to problem solve it won’t work, it is in the simple things of this space, the relaxed state during this time of creating space away from our busy lives that we can switch off our higher functioning cognitive abilities and let the emotional centres of our brain let go, that we create the space for the problem solving to happen on its own. Sometimes it happens while we are relaxing or being in the space and sometimes it is after. But understanding why creating time to ourselves and space in our lives is so utterly important to our health is paramount.
Some people can create this space through their leisure activities or their hobbies and passions, but most people are just so busy existing in each day as it runs that they can not find the space to let go and relax in a space. So booking in this time is essential, contact us to get started.
Make sure you make the time this week to create space in your life.
Have a great day.