You Call This Downtime?


{image by Emanuel Leanza “Eleanza”}

Taking time to Pamper Yourself does not always include a scrub, cream or oil.

Giving time to you is my definition of Pampering You. 

 When you’re feeling overburdened, you begin to feel stress and when stress occurs, changes happen within your body: clenched jaw, shallow breathing, sighing. I could go on and on but you know how stress manifests in your body. 

 Overwhelmed? What’s the first thing to go when your schedule is overwhelmed? For most people it’s exercise. Any form of exercise will actually help you deal with the demands of a hectic life.

 How do you find more time to exercise when your schedule is full? Break up your type and time of exercise into segments of 10 minute. So many people try to figure out 1-2 hours of exercising a day. But when your life is full and you have demands of time. This may not be so easy. 

 Here are some ways to exercise as your day moves along:

1. When doing errands, park farther out from the store you go to or park on the other side of the parking lot and walk to the store. 

 2. Do morning stretching.

 3. Take the dog for a walk.

 4. Walk your child to school depending on distance-do 1way or RT.

 5. Biking to a neighbor friend and say “HI.”

 6. Cook more dinners in the oven or Crock Pot-that will offer more time to do exercise. While dinner is cooking you’re boosting your metabolism.

 7.  Walk to a park with your planner and plan out your week in the park.

 8. Housecleaning on the go-go. Collect all your cleaning products in 1 spot. Put on some good dancing tunes. Find your groove and bust a move on cleaning!

    Exercise is motion…you can decide what kind, type, length. Make exercise your Pamper Time. Remember there is no better way to pamper yourself than by taking care of your health.

 “Health is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us… a journey rather than a destination, a dynamic, holistic, and purposeful way of living.” -Dr. Elliot Dacher


Planting Peace,