Everyone needs some “me time”. All work and no "me time" can get tiresome after a while, and pretty soon your batteries will need recharging. Now when I am talking about "me time", I am talking about beneficial "me time", not binge-watching ‘Narcos' while demolishing a tub of Ben and Jerrys, but being kind to your mind and your body, and relaxing in a positive way.
Bodywork is basically anything that you physically have done to yourself on a regular basis, particularly anything that has a holistic effect, so try to find your own personal elixir. Jay Abraham, for example, has the mother of all massages which involves two massage therapists massaging him for two hours. He also has weekly acupuncture. Tony Robbin's timeout is a little les s conventional, and he uses an infrared sauna and a cryogenic chamber.
If the exposing your body to temperatures of nearly – 50 degrees Celcius isn't your thing you might want to try out a more widely available holistic treatment .
Basically, anything that encourages blood flow, energy flow and allows you quality “me time" is going to be beneficial to your overall well being. I have been trying a few different therapies recently to see what works best for me. Just Google the treatment you want to try along with your neighbourhood.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese laying of hands treatment which involves energy transfer. It is a great way to enjoy deep relaxation and ultimately promotes energy levels.
Acupuncture is an invasive Chinese therapy in which small needles are placed in different parts of the body to encourage neurohormonal energy flow. It works on the premise that negativity and disease are caused by blockages of energy flow, and that by targeting specific areas it is possible to unblock them.
The benefits of massage were first recognised by the ancient Greeks, and the practice has many benefits from increased blood flow, relaxation, promoting your mental health to aiding with digestive disorders.
A relaxing sauna is not only detoxifying, but can promote good circulation, and even weight loss.
If you are a bit of a gym bunny hot and cold treatment might be the way for you to go; placing alternating temperatures directly on the skin can reduce inflammation and pain related to exercise.
Floatation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks as they are also known are a little rarer to come by, but nonetheless very effective in aiding with deep relaxation. They are soundproof, lightproof tanks in which one floats in skin temperature, salt water – I get some of my best thinking done here, but if you have any little nicks or cuts be sure and cover them with vaseline before you get in or you'll soon know about them.
So that is it really. Make yourself some quality me time! Find a therapy that suits you, and do it on a regular basis.