Our society is fueled by phrases like “I’m busy,” “I’ve got a lot on my plate right now,” and “I wish I had time for…” We generally spend our time too busy to take a breath, rushing from one thing to the next, and not listening to our bodies when they ask us to take a break. So, amidst life’s busyness, how does one make “me time” and why is it important to do so?
Finding the Time
Some days it can be difficult to find a spare minute in the day to sit down to eat, let alone carve out time to decompress. People who take at least half an hour of “me time” each day are more productive and less stressed.
Ladies, we know it can be tough to choose to take the time because we tend to put everyone else’s needs above our own (am I right?). Trust us, your kids, coworkers, partner, parents or anyone else who may need you can likely survive for 30 minutes without you. Try different things to find what works for you—get up earlier than your family, or leave the office on your lunch break to take a walk.
We All Need “Me Time”
Now, we can just hear all you extroverted women out there clearing your throats about to protest, but before you do let’s clear something up: “me time” does not have to be “alone time.” “Me time” is about taking the time to do something that rejuvenates your soul. For some, alone time is refreshing, and for others, it’s exhausting.
While it’s necessary to spend some time alone to promote deep thinking, creativity, and process decisions, not all your “me time” has to be solitary. Most of us are running on empty and have little-to-no energy for other people, but taking “me time” refuels us to have the energy for ourselves, our jobs, and our loved ones, amongst other things. Find what brings you joy and incorporate it into your schedule.
You’re worthy of time for yourself, and you deserve the space to determine what fuels your soul. It’s time to stop letting busyness get in between you and your health and start building “me time” into your daily routine. We love writing on topics which are relevant and important to our readers. Find our other blogs to inspire your daily living here.