“Me-time hmmph!” Between being a mom, a worker, a cook, a cleaner, a fixer, a home school teacher, and an all-around jack-of-all-trades, things can get a little overwhelming. You’re often so busy tending to everyone but yourself. Well, it’s a good thing you’re reading this post right now because this is your intervention. Spring 2020 confused everyone. Taking a little space for yourself will improve your mood, mindset, and view on life. How are you going to develop a “new normal”?
Irrespective of what life coaches and motivational speakers may tell you about working yourself into the ground, the truth is everyone needs some time off. In fact, taking the time to cater to your needs is not a luxury. It is a necessity.
Carving out some me-time will not only make you well-rested and happier, but it will also make you a healthier person. Take your health and fitness seriously, you need to rest your body adequately, or you’ll eventually burn out.
If you’ve been struggling with taking some time off and you need a little push to take the big step, today is your lucky day.
Four Tips to Make Me-time work
Here are 4 tips on how to get your me-time that might help you take your life back and in fact, live life on your terms.
So, let’s get started!
1. Acknowledge that me-time is valuable
Until you accept that your time is worth something, you will keep making excuses for why other things and other people deserve all of it. The greatest obstacle to listening to what your body is saying is guilt. As long as you continue to convince yourself that your needs are just not as important, you will never fully understand why you need some me-time.
Once you acknowledge that your time and efforts matter, you will be well on your way to living a less stressful and more healthy life. Maybe your daily route slipped a little this spring find a two-minute read here on how to get back on track with daily basics.
2. Understand that me-time doesn’t have to be something grand
Most times, when people think about me-time, they cook up grand ideas. But the more ambitious the plan, the less likely you are to go through with it. As a busy mom, the chances that you’ll be able to go on a solo vacation are slim to none.
However, if you keep it simple, it becomes much more likely to happen. So instead of talking about that girls’ trip you’ve been planning for ages, maybe you could try an afternoon of gardening, an exercise class, a massage, or a trip to the local hairdressers. All that matters is that you spend some time with yourself for yourself.
3. Think about what you want
If you think long and hard, or even a little, you’ll discover that there is something on your mind you’ve always wanted to do. You need to take a step back and put it all down.
Make a list of things you’ve always wanted to do – things that make you happy, things that relax you, things you’re curious about. Just make a list! Now, take a good look at that list and look into yourself. If you’re being even a little bit honest, you’ll identify those that matter more than the others.
Once you’ve done that, you’re off to a great start. Now you’re ready for the next tip.
4. Just do it
If you’re waiting for the perfect time to grab some me-time, that day will never come. You have to make up your mind to do it, and just get it done! Listen, after being cooped up for most of the spring with all your family during the Pandemic of 2020, finding time for you alone will make everyone’s life better.
You Are Important
Remember, you are just as important. If you need to move a few things around or reschedule some appointments, that is totally okay. Find me-time in small things. Your weekly trip to the grocery store or your daily workout sessions, and even your commute to work. All of these can be the perfect getaway that you need.
I hope that you’ll think about these ways to get more me-time. You’ve earned it! Have you found the perfect way to get more me-time? Do share!
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