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Time to think about myself

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It seems like just yesterday I was planning my Christmas break to Tasmania to hike the Overland Track among other things with my friends. That was more than six months ago. And later this week, it will become a reality. I am more than ready for a break. Sure, some people might think hiking for 7 days carrying my food and shelter is not the best idea for a break, but it still involves getting away from work and the crazy crowds and traffic in Sydney.

Yesterday afternoon, I had a parent ring to cancel an appointment for today. After giving them another one for the new year after I’m back from holidays she wished me for the holiday season and added “Don’t think about anyone else these holidays. Just think about yourself.”

And you know what? She is right.

I think I need a whole lot of down time. To not think about my clients — suicidal or otherwise. To not think about the stress of the year. To not think about the systemic issues that can plague us.

Instead, I am going to enjoy the company of my wonderful friends. I am going to revel in nature be it rain, snow or sunshine. Although I would prefer mainly sunshine! I am going to enjoy the company of JK in a different state for a few days. I am going to assess my life — where I am and where I want to be. I am going to have some time off from the digital world especially while we are on the track. I am going to relax. Mentally more so than physically. Which is just what I need.

I used to think it was selfish to think about myself. I no longer feel that way. Especially as I’m constantly thinking of my clients for 8 to 10 hours a day. Sometimes more if they are suicidal or at risk. And trust me, in the past few months, the rate of those clients has risen.

So Tasmania, I am looking forward to meeting you.

You will be the start of my time to think about myself. To reflect, to introspect and to dream.

Do you have time for yourself?

Do share!

If you want to read about some of my stress-busting tips using soothing strategies, check out this post from yesterday. There’s also a giveaway included!

***Linking with Jess for IBOT***

photo credit: Chiara Stevani via photopin cc

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • DeNae
    December 23, 2014 at 7:45 am

    That sounds wonderful. I, too, connect with myself best in nature. I wish you a thought-provoking, yet relaxing vacation.
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  • DeNae
    December 23, 2014 at 7:45 am

    That sounds wonderful. I, too, connect with myself best in nature. I wish you a thought-provoking, yet relaxing vacation.
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  • Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    December 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

    That sounds like a fabulous holiday to me!! Being out in nature is so uplifting and restorative. I hope you have a wonderful time … and Merry Christmas! 🙂 xo
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  • Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    December 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

    That sounds like a fabulous holiday to me!! Being out in nature is so uplifting and restorative. I hope you have a wonderful time … and Merry Christmas! 🙂 xo
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  • Deborah
    December 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Have a wonderful time. I went to Tassie a half a dozen years ago with a friend and it was great… a favourite holiday in recent times!

    Enjoy and relax!

    Deb
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  • Deborah
    December 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Have a wonderful time. I went to Tassie a half a dozen years ago with a friend and it was great… a favourite holiday in recent times!

    Enjoy and relax!

    Deb
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  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    December 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I can’t think of a better place to go to get away from it all and concentrate on yourself for a change. Enjoy the physical challenge and gorgeous scenery of the Overland Track, mentally relax and have a wonderful break!
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  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    December 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I can’t think of a better place to go to get away from it all and concentrate on yourself for a change. Enjoy the physical challenge and gorgeous scenery of the Overland Track, mentally relax and have a wonderful break!
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  • stephanie@stephsjoy
    December 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Sounds like a well deserved trip Sanch! Enjoy the hike! Happy Christmas!
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  • stephanie@stephsjoy
    December 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Sounds like a well deserved trip Sanch! Enjoy the hike! Happy Christmas!
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  • Zita
    December 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I have a lot of time to myself but think I need to use it a lot more wisely and set some time to specifically self reflect I think!
    Hope you have a wonderful time!!
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  • Zita
    December 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I have a lot of time to myself but think I need to use it a lot more wisely and set some time to specifically self reflect I think!
    Hope you have a wonderful time!!
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  • Isophie
    December 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Living in Tassie myself I can say that you could not have chosen a better spot to get away from it all. You will love it!

    Enjoy being yourself and oh my goodness you are going to fall in love with Tassie!
    #teamIBOT
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  • Isophie
    December 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Living in Tassie myself I can say that you could not have chosen a better spot to get away from it all. You will love it!

    Enjoy being yourself and oh my goodness you are going to fall in love with Tassie!
    #teamIBOT
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  • Soumya
    December 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    At times it is important about just oneself. It is an absolute necessity!

    Have a fun break and Merry Christmas!! 🙂
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  • Soumya
    December 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    At times it is important about just oneself. It is an absolute necessity!

    Have a fun break and Merry Christmas!! 🙂
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  • Hugzilla
    December 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Sanch, I hope you do just that and have a wonderful time away. It’s so important to step back and put yourself first occasionally. I hope you have and amazing Christmas and a wonderful 2015 x

  • Hugzilla
    December 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Sanch, I hope you do just that and have a wonderful time away. It’s so important to step back and put yourself first occasionally. I hope you have and amazing Christmas and a wonderful 2015 x

  • Bikram
    December 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    oh yes ME time is very very important .. and hers wishing you have a LOT of Me time in the holidays and enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Merry christmas.. Sanch..

    have a good time

    Bikram’s
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  • Bikram
    December 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    oh yes ME time is very very important .. and hers wishing you have a LOT of Me time in the holidays and enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Merry christmas.. Sanch..

    have a good time

    Bikram’s
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    December 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Enjoy Tasmania! 🙂
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    December 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Enjoy Tasmania! 🙂
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