Dr. Fran Walfish
, Beverly Hills psychotherapist, author, and expert panelist on WE TV's series, Sex Box
premiering early 2015, says we all need a timeout. Giving yourself short, undivided, positive attention each day is nourishing and fortifying. She recommends “10-15 minutes each day to be with yourself and chill.” Taking this timeout to be alone allows you time to disconnect from all the other voices around you, including your spouse, children, in-laws, employers, co-workers, and friends. We are so busy listening to their feelings, wants and needs, she says, that we neglect to take care of our own. Chill time gives you the "opportunity to tune in, regroup, and connect with yourself." It doesn't matter what you do—lie down, meditate or take a walk around the block. The key is to give yourself time to listen to your own voice for change. "Knowing what you need to take care of yourself is extremely empowering," she says.