In America, if someone gets a massage, or relaxes, or goes to a spa, it is called “treating yourself” This implies a treat, something extra, something unnecessary. But these things are essential to your health!
Why are relaxing activities so important? It’s all about the parasympathetic nervous system…getting our body out of the “fight or flight” mode, and it’s a state of function and healing. Getting your body to this state is not only important for your body, it’s important for your career, and the health of those around you! So no excuses, rejuvenating activities need to become part of your schedule.
I discuss these points in more detail below. So find your activity…walking, reading, a day without the cell phone, massage, stretching, yoga, or a sauna! Or, whatever activity you can think of that gets you out of panic mode and into repair mode.