It’s okay to have a bit of me time… we all need it. Perhaps these days for some it is difficult to find, and for others they could be sick of it.
Are you someone who has to consciously make time for yourself each day or week? What do you like to do when you get time for yourself?
May be you steam roll through the week, ticking things off your to-do list at 100mph without a allowing a thought about your own well-being?
There’s no wrong or right to these things. One thing that is certain is that we all need to be kind to ourselves these days. Your own well-being is truly important.
As I write this, I have shut myself upstairs, my favourite music is playing in the background, a cup of tea and chocolate biscuit by my side, and I consider this my moment of “me time”… alone with my thoughts, whilst downstairs the kids are busy playing and my husband is catching up with The Andrew Marr Show… (his own little bit of me time)
Do you need to be alone? Or can someone have “me time” when in company with others?
Living in a house with 2 girls that start talking the moment they open their eyes, and don’t stop talking until the moment they close their eyes at night, there’s not a great deal of quiet and time to yourself when they are round. I love it! This environment does mean my “me time” is rather limited. When I get the chance, however, I find myself prolonging my shower and drifting off into a meditative state as my mind starts flowing. For me this is “me time”. Alternatively, if the kids are around, I might have an afternoon cuppa on the sofa with them, and sink into a bit of social media.
You might ask, what about Yoga?? Surely this is “me time” for me? Yes and no….
Pre-covid, I would say totally yes, yes, yes! I could really lose myself on the mat…Sadly the 2020/21 lockdown hasn’t given me enough time to find “me time” from Yoga.
Nowadays life is jam packed with all sorts. There is always something else to do that takes higher priority than doing something for yourself, or perhaps it feels like too much effort? Considering we are all locked up these days, why bother? This is exactly why, grasping a moment of calm, a couple of minutes here and there is so important. As a result, it can have a huge impact on how you feel. You will feel better, more at peace with yourself and the world.
Take a longer shower than usual, a walk, a cup of tea and yummy treat, lay down for a moment of calm with some mindful breathing… Even take a lunch break each day!
In conclusion, whatever you chose to do, make sure you do it for you.