• brandi gibson

Making More Time

In today’s society there is a liquor store, dry cleaners, and nail salon on just about every corner. Everyone is constantly in a hurry. Everyone wanted “it” yesterday. No one has time for that, like the lady said. But in fact, that’s the very thing we need. Time. More time! But also more relaxation.

Everyday in my private practice I hear people tell me they don’t have time for self care and relaxation. Sometimes I hear that response even after I tell them I am only asking for 15 minutes a day! Break it up into 5 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon, and 5 in the evening. Now, you can’t tell me you don’t have that kind of time to do something nice for yourself that encourages healing and relaxation.

Several years ago I was diagnosed with a heart issue. I couldn’t believe it! I was just 44 years old at the time. What? High blood pressure and a leaky valve!? You can imagine the shock that set in my body. That diagnosis totally changed my line of thinking. That very moment made me rethink my line of work and my self-care. What was I doing to relax and how could I do more? Not to mention, how am I modeling self care for my clients?

Since that time, I have made yoga a main priority for myself. It’s my self-care. If I didn’t have my yoga and practice it everyday, I feel “off”. Yoga is more than the poses, or asanas, that everyone thinks it is. It’s about living in your body and breathing. Bringing more awareness into my body and making my body, mind and soul unite as one. Slowing things down essentially. Without it I wouldn’t be able to complete tasks and concentrate, slow down, breathe and unwind. Watch a sunset, read a book, take a walk, or listen to music. Make it your time!

I do have time for this. Do you?

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