There is a saying that goes: "Recharge yourself as much as you charge your phone".
But who does that?
I charge my smartphone every 2 days for about 4 hours. Conversely, I should also be able to take care of myself for at least half of the time in 48 hours - i.e. 120 minutes.
Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
I think there are various reasons for the why, which mainly depend on how everyone spends their everyday life.
Often we get stuck in certain structures. Many of us are "creatures of habit".
We live our lives as we know them.
As soon as we have 10 minutes because the pasta water isn't boiling yet or the kids have just gone to bed, most of us start thinking: "What do I have to do?" - "Are the school sandwiches ready for tomorrow?" - "What do I have to buy for the weekend?" - "Should I start my housework now?"
These are probably all perfectly legitimate thoughts, but unfortunately they don't make us think about ourselves.
Instead of digging out a little me-time in the weekly planning, we often try to do more tasks - mostly in the hope of having less stress in the next few days, but honestly - is it really like that?
To "recharge" some of us use their long-awaited vacation or just a short wellness weekend. Afterwards we feel - at least for a short time - fresh and relaxed again.
But is that really sustainable?
I think we can answer this question quickly - unfortunately it only makes us fit and happy again for a short time.
What really helps us to bring some peace and serenity back into our lives and thus new impetus are regular breaks.
Everyone should try to integrate these free minutes or hours into their everyday life as a fixed ritual, because too much stress promotes various diseases and makes us age earlier.
Whether it's a long walk in the forest, a round of meditation or a hot bath followed by a beauty routine - find a way that lets you quickly escape from everyday life and helps you to relax.
This is the only way you can find your inner balance and be able to happily devote the rest of your time to your other tasks.