Why is it important to create this time for yourself? In a Forbes article by Susan Adams on boosting productivity, she mentions that “the mind needs a break, to rest and recover before it can exert again.” Additionally, Dr. Marc Bekoff, a former professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado describes the repercussions of depriving oneself of free time or play to be “linked to criminality, obesity, and declining creativity.” I myself as an educator and teacher leader has suffered from sleep deprivation as a result of being such a workhorse. So essentially, not making time for yourself to release tension and unwind can be detrimental to your physical, social and emotional health.
So how do you make time for yourself when there isn’t any? Here are some suggestions: read more at Reader's Legacy.
Originally published in Reader's Legacy