Why You Think You're Too Busy To Relax, Even Though You Aren't (VIDEO)

Taking personal time each day to recharge sounds simple in theory, but the habit of staying occupied with various tasks is making it harder than it should be, according to Jennifer Louden, author of The Life Organizer.

Louden explained to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani why it can be so hard to carve out time for restorative rest each day.

"We get our nervous system so hyped up living the lives we live, and then suddenly we want to slow down and have some relaxation, and we've habituated ourselves to being busy," she said.

The key to getting the most out of your personal time, Louden said, is getting back in touch with the things that truly refresh you.

"We're so used to thinking about being efficient or being caretakers, we forget what we like or what recharges us," she said. "Then we get to the 'shoulds' of self-care -- 'I should go to yoga class,' 'I should make a green smoothie.' And we lose what would really regenerate us or make us feel better."

Catch the full conversation about finding quality time for yourself at HuffPost Live HERE:



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