The Importance Of Taking Time To Yourself
Before I went on holiday, I felt like I was having a quarterlife crisis. An existential dilemma of sorts. I lost my sense of direction as well as my drive. So I took a massive trip to the west coast and Hawaii with one of my dearest friends. I finally gave myself a chance to relax with little access to internet and cell service but with constant ocean air and hammocks. And it was exactly what I needed to rejuvenate.
Now, I’m not saying to just go on a two week holiday just because you want to get away or to give yourself a legitimate reason to relax. Sometimes it just takes 24 hours or a weekend to get yourself together again. We’re so connected to everything and everyone constantly, it’s tiring. It’s tough to get away, even for a moment at times it seems. It’s also tough to not feel so overwhelmed or be something in particular to get likes or to be appreciated by others.
What I am saying is this. After this holiday, I realized how important it is to take time for oneself at times, whether it’s a holiday or just a day without technology. With this holiday, I feel more at ease and more able to take on the world I am looking to conquer. What this holiday gave me was the clarity to see that it’s alright to get away for a moment or two-as long as you come back and realize what you have to do to get there again. That you actually need to put yourself first sometimes in order to get ahead.