It’s easy to get caught up in work and routines when you have a job, a family, and other responsibilities.

You have to remember that taking a break is necessary for the well-being of your own mind and body.

If you put off taking a break until it’s the perfect time, that perfect time will never come; something will always come up. You might not be able to take a summer vacation or rid yourself of all responsibilities, and that’s okay. There are multiple ways to take a break during your day to help rejuvenate yourself.

Here are a few to try:

Take a break from the routine. If you always eat in the cafeteria at work, try eating outside. If you typically workout during your lunch break, try going to the gym earlier in the day or catching a class later in the afternoon.

Treat yourself. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of money. Buy the brightly-colored dress that makes you feel beautiful. Enjoy a long bubble bath: set out some candles, grab your favorite book, and relax. There’s nothing like a hot bubble bath to relax your mind, body and spirit.

Get outside. Whether it’s for five minutes or an hour, try to get outside more this summer. Take a walk around the block, start jogging outside, or just sit on the grass. The sunshine will feel good on your skin, and being outside is a great way to rejuvenate yourself.

Keep a diary. Record your daily actions and thoughts. By doing so, you are allowing them space to roam around. It might be that you start to be able to latch onto earlier memories just by writing down your thoughts about the present. It’s therapeutic and can act as a reliable line of communication between you and your former self.

Go see a therapist. Therapy is often regarded as an unsavory word. It’s often viewed as an admission that someone’s not totally together. The reality is that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with needing or wanting to get help.

Sometimes life’s circumstances get in the way of our well-being, and we need help taking back control. Relationship troubles, family conflict, stresses from work, and academic issues happen too often in our lives, and they’re all valid reasons to seek support.

If you’d like to set up a time to meet up with Reka, you can contact her by phone at 402-881-8125, by email at, or via Twitter or Facebook.

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