Are you looking for a way to enjoy “me time”? Join the club! It’s important to schedule some time for yourself now and again, and we have a number of ways for you to do that. Read on to learn how you can make the most of your “me time” once and for all.
Take a day off once a month
Even though we do get days off of work every week, they are often spent running errands, mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, and more. Dedicate one whole day to doing absolutely nothing. Watch reality television, browse the internet, read, and just enjoy the day without guilt.
Spend time on yourself
Consider the things that you love to do, and then take the time to do them. We all get caught up in being a parent, partner, or employee sometimes. Think about what you want and then act on it with no regrets.
Enjoy the mundane
When there isn’t a lot of time to enjoy solo activities, take advantage of the downtime you do have. Listen to a podcast during the drive to work. Take a walk after dinner and before the dishes need washed. Read a chapter while you sip on the first cup of coffee of the day.
Enjoy a bath or shower
A hot bath surrounded by candles and bubbles is a great way to relax and enjoy time to yourself. If you can’t take a bath, enjoy a shower beer while you take a longer than normal shower. Break out the good bath bombs or the fancy body wash. Self-care is important for everyone, and you’ll also feel relaxed after you are done.
Enjoy what you are doing
No matter where you are, just enjoy being there. Put down your phone and quit worrying about social media. Have you heard of the term FOMO? This means “fear of missing out” and is one of the reasons we are addicted to social media. But you don’t need to check-in every second of every day. Relax and put your phone on silent as much as possible.
Ask for help
Getting “me time” isn’t always easy, especially if you are a parent. Don’t be afraid to ask for help now and again. You deserve it.
Find what you like
Figure out what relaxes you the most and make time for it. Maybe you love to craft or sleep. You could enjoy getting out and taking a walk or getting a pedicure. Whatever helps to recharge your mind, don’t be afraid to go for it when you need it.
Take a nap
Don’t feel bad taking a nap when you have the extra time. We could all use a little more sleep!
Enjoy indulgent self-care
It’s okay to spend a little extra money on a massage, pedicure, or manicure if it makes you feel better. You are also allowed to take yourself to the movies or to a nice restaurant and enjoy time alone.
Distract yourself from your problems
Clear your mind and give yourself permission to stop worrying, at least for a little while. Enjoy an activity that totally distracts you from your responsibilities.