Sunday, November 7, 2010
30 Chic Days – Day Seven
Day 7: Have a day of rest
Give yourself a break. Like those of you with high standards (both of ourselves and others) I find that I get so wound up with not having done everything perfectly (and sometimes just having just ‘done’ everything. I am so behind with my work at the moment) and stressed out. This is not good for tranquillity or a wrinkle-free face.
I have to tell myself relax - nothing is life or death. Write a list out and see what’s important. Do those first. And relax again. Slow down.
I heard this quote on the radio last week. It imagine it would probably be true.
‘A shift in consciousness results in a shift in biology’. – Deepak Chopra
By worrying, I am not doing my body or mind any favours. It could actually be making me unwell and older. Most of the time you don’t have to do ‘everything’, just the important things will suffice.
If you look at yourself from the outside in, viewing yourself as you would another person, would you respect the frazzled, martyr-ish stress freak, or the relaxed and calm person who glides about their day, ticking things off their list.
Not all days are like that, but with a change in mindset, I'm sure most of them can be. I'm starting today.