Episode 6: When was the last time you were able to spend time Discovering Yourself, taking that much-needed downtime, and spending it in quiet reflection? Especially as the pandemic seems to be dragging on. This downtime, flanked with quiet reflection is important for our sanity, our mental wellbeing, and not allowing for this time of processing, this time to get away from the noise has many adverse ramifications.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
The importance of downtime and reflection
Many of us are finding it hard to stay in touch with ourselves. You could almost say, in some ways, we tend to be losing ourselves in the day-to-day busyness. When is the last time you were able to take the time to explore your thoughts, your emotions, and your feelings?
When was the last time you were able to spend time Discovering Yourself? Things like taking that much-needed downtime and spending it in quiet reflection? Especially as the pandemic seems to be dragging on. This downtime, flanked with quiet reflection is important for our sanity and our mental wellbeing. When we don't allow for this time of processing, allow for this time to get away from the noise, it has many adverse ramifications.
In today’s episode, I explore how we as professionals, can benefit from taking the time to rediscover ourselves with periods of quiet reflection.
What does implementing these self-care boundaries look like
This subject came up for me when I was doing some research on our brain and how important rest is for our brain health. Like a computer, this rest, physical and mental shutdown, becomes our circuitry hard boot. It shuts our ever-active brain down to some level so there can be a purge of erroneous information, and repairing of our circuitry, our nervous system that is.
The brain only clears out the toxins when at rest. In fact, studies show that The DMN, Default Mode Network has been linked to things like ethics, memories, creativity and how we define our sense of self. If this is on sensory overload we are unable to effectively process those areas of our functionality.
Although this is not the only way to do some much-needed self-care for ourselves, I wanted to share.
I also share
Ideas on how we can take downtime
Where we can find time and place for reflection