Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be still for a moment

stockvault-lonesome-fishing107112There is value in resting and taking time out to care for you. So often we spend so much time looking out for others that we forget to look out for ourselves. Recently, my schedule has been so busy with a full time job, writing, and my Life Coaching practice, that I had to take a moment and just breathe. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely grateful for all that I have been blessed to do, (especially the opportunity to help others reach their goals and change their lives), but there are times when I too have to find the time to just sit and be still for a moment.

I spoke with another Life Coach who recently experienced the same thing that I did. She talked about feeling exhausted at times and just needing time to go to her “happy place.”
This is a place that she described as a place in her home where she will not be disturbed for hours at a time. This time is spent doing nothing or just meditating.

There are times when I share with individuals the importance of nurturing yourself. No matter what you do in this life, you should always take time to rest and just think for a while. Spending time in thought is the best way to recuperate from a hectic day or even a busy week. There are so many people out here who won’t take the time to relax because they may feel like relaxing is wasted time. I am here to tell you, it is very important for your health that you take time to rest your mind and your body. I am not saying each day you need to shut down and disappear, but each day there should be time spent doing reflection of the day and it’s events. And most likely this time is done quietly or during meditation.

Just think about it for a moment how busy your days can be with work and family and other daily distractions that go on in your live. I promise if you spend time relaxing, this will do wonders and make you feel regenerated with the energy to tackle another hectic day. Because another day is coming and you have to be at your best to complete your goals!

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

April 2, 2015
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