"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. "
- Sydney J. Harris
This quote, which is short and sweet, hits the nail on the head. When we get overloaded, stressed, and having a list a mile long of things to do, one of the first things we give up is self care activities. What we need most is to take a few moments to relax, reground, and take care of ourselves, but it's one of the last things we want to do. This is a difficult thing for many of my clients to see, and if they can't force themselves to break that cycle and relax when they don't have time for it, they often hit a period of burnout or breakdown. Taking time for ourselves, especially when we don't have time for it, is incredibly important.