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How To Create Some “ME time” ….

Want to get off the treadmill of never ending TO DO’s?

Always needing to look at the clock and your diary to ensure nothing is missed?

Do you feel that you are never quite getting on track, and not good enough?

How to create some ME TIME - something we are all lacking!

It’s so important in these fast paced days to make sure you get enough time for yourself.

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But I don’t deserve “Me Time” … Do I?

We all have crazy lives, with work, children, hobbies, household jobs etc…. taking over our time, and headspace most days, but without setting aside personal time you will burn out far too quickly, and then be of no use to anyone – whats the point of that!

From personal experience I know how dangerous it can be to not balance your time, having been signed off my IT consultant work several years ago (another life!) for months due to stress and anxiety that I wasn’t perfect etc….

Its not a good place to be as I am sure you can appreciate.

Trying to do everything all the time can really take its toll.

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Why you should prioritise “Me Time”

I always try and make time for me in every day now – sounds selfish?

Not really – my husband is the first to point out that if I am not functioning well and am happy, then the rest of the family and house suffers directly as a result.

We all owe it to ourselves to make some time for ourselves, as it genuinely can make all those around you happier as a result.

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Ideas for “Me Time”

Here are some ways that you can make time for yourself – and remember – it doesn’t matter how small that time is, make it precious:-

  • Go for a walk – get out of the house if there’s lots going on, and distance yourself for a few minutes – the exercise will also be great for you and you will feel rejuvenated
  • Take a bath – lock the door so you have no interruptions
  • Read a book or your favourite magazine
  • Take the afternoon off and go to the cinema
  • Get up 20 minutes earlier or go to bed 20 minutes earlier and do something that is just about you! Reading, fitness, learning a new skill etc…
  • Book in me time into your diary as you would any other appointment – and don’t let yourself down by missing it. If you have children, why not give grandparents special time with them alone for a few hours one weekend, don’t wait for a special event that you specifically need them to babysit for, just do it!
  • Take some time to breathe, and perhaps meditate
  • Record your favourite programme and make sure you spend time watching without interruptions
  • Why not look at your life plan (whether its a 5 year plan or a different time span) – see what you can start to really make headway towards by spending some quality time on it each week – this may be perfect for your me time (i personally like to DO things with me time, and feel more refreshed after doing such things – maybe you’re the same?…)
  • Go shopping for a new outfit – or just window shopping – spending time working out what suits you and what looks fantastic will do you the world of good!
  • If you work from home, think about having some me time during the day rather than waiting for the evening – its more likely to be done then, and you will feel refreshed afterwards – what about a trip to a coffee shop, lunch out, a run, a swim…
  • If you have the cash, what about a spa break? If you don’t have spare money why not create a spa at home!
  • Look at a gym class that you would love to do and SIGN UP – work out with your partner any childcare and stick to the appointment as you would anything else. You will feel refreshed and get fit at the same time! (and there’s always the coffee shop and a magazine for half an hour afterwards!)

The key is to treat yourself well day to day – eat well, keep yourself fit, treat yourself now and then, and simply enjoy life!

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Creating time for yourself is vital to stay sane in a very busy and crazy world - here are some great ideas of how to do this easily....Don’t wait until you have burned out to treat yourself to some “Me time”

You need to incorporate it into each and every day – no matter how small it may be – it WILL make a real difference to the way you view the world and how you interact with others.

A happy person makes those around them happier – and if you create some time for yourself this will directly affect how happy you are.

So – get going today and see what treats you can fit in!

 

 

Your task for today is to simply book into your diary some time for you – whether it be 10 minutes or an afternoon – whatever you can take – make sure you really enjoy it!

 

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