We all hit that point of being burnt out from stress and work load. Working moms get a great deal of attention for burn out because they deal with job stress as well as juggling family schedules and kids’ activities. In reality, all working women are prone to burn out because women tend to over-function. We often work harder to get the recognition we deserve at work then go home and do the same. We tackle the cooking, the housework, relationships with spouses and/or close friends, all of which take a physical and emotional toll. I don’t mean to be decrying some poor hapless victim role of women. I highlight quite the opposite really. Look at all we accomplish for ourselves and those around us!
But we do need to address the stress and the burn out stress can lead to. Taking time out for ourselves shouldn’t be considered a luxury but a necessity. Before you write me off by saying you don’t have time to take time out, think about it. What if you scheduled time once a month to relax and rejuvenate yourself? Massage therapy has been around for centuries and recipients report feeling energized, refreshed, renewed and more clear-minded after a massage. So instead of taking time out for yourself decreasing what your productivity, it could in fact have the opposite effect. Massage has been shown to lead to more restful sleep, better circulation, reduced fatigue and decreased anxiety.
Taking time out to take of you is ultimately beneficial to those around you whether that’s your family, your friends, your employer, your clients or even your pets.