In this hectic modern world, finding a moment for yourself is more important than ever. It can be as simple as taking a long walk along the beach or savouring your first latte of the day, or as extravagant as planning a trip to your favourite destination.
These little luxuries have untold rewards for your body and soul. So how do you add quality to your life? Inside Out asked some of Cayman’s busiest people. The answers may surprise you…
How important is it to find a little time for yourself every day?
It is important, but my ability to do so varies. I would love to say I manage to allocate a certain amount of time for myself every day, but some days are much easier or harder than others. That’s just life! I cherish my home. I like nothing more than nesting and laughing with my family and friends.
What activities do you find take the stress out of work?
This is the time allocation that I find the most difficult – exercise. But when I make it to a yoga class, I find it sets me up for a better day.
How do you balance family and a career?
A great support system [is essential]. I am lucky because I am able to bring my kids to work if I am ever in a bind. I also have a husband who steps in and holds the fort, along with friends who always seem to be helping out. I continually juggle things around depending on if there is an activity that my kids need me there for or a school performance I just can’t miss.
How do you reward yourself after a hard week of work?
By making the most of my Sundays. With the store open six days a week, and all the things that need be done behind the scenes, Sundays are really precious to me. I nest at home with my kids and husband. We cook, we walk the dogs on the beach, and we chill. It’s simple but it seems to set me up for the rest of the week.