Dear Readers, Friends, Supporters and others I will be taking an hiatus from this site for the next few days as a self imposed rest period. There comes a time in all of our lives as we juggle family, children, work, maintaining friendships etc...where we must step ack and just rest. We have to remember that the person in the mirror needs maintenance from time to time. Some people may think you are being selfish or aloof, but The Bible says love your neighbor as you love yourself making self love #1 and important. Though writing is my first love, I still must step way from that which I enjoy to recharge and replenish myself along the mental, spiritual and physical planes of existence.
I think this is a great idea to do from time to time. Do something to relax and unwind from the rigors of life. It can be for 5min, 24 hours or one week but make sure you do something that make you feel good. Heather Headley in her latest song calls this "Me time". Though she was speaking from a female point of view us men need our "me time" too so that we may be recharged.
Some tips for taking time out for yourself by yours truly
#1 Seek a change of scenery. If possible go on a mini vacation to a near by city or even get yourself a nice hotel room with room service and the Jacuzzi. The change of scenery will allow you to get away from the routine and allow the mind to open up to new possibilities.
#2 This may seem little, but a relaxing hot bath does wonders to rejuvenate the mind and body. With the essential oils out now you an actually turn your bath tub into a therapeutic healing center.
#3 How about taking a walk in a different area or to a walking trail. The benefits of walking are known for physical upkeep and also allow the mind and spiritual self to commune in nature.
#4 Don’t be afraid to unplug everyone from your life for a specific period to heal and renew. If they truly love you they will understand and will encourage you to increase self love by doing a unplug.
Thank you for reading these few words and see you when I get back better than ever.
Copyright2006 Mustafaa Muhammad