Do You Make Time For Me Time?
There never seems to be enough time these days.
We are always on the run. Running out of time running from place to place. Chasing our tail. Getting things done. Fitting everything in. Making appointments, completing exhausting ‘to-do’ lists.
No matter how much we plan or try to cut back, time never seems to be on our side.
As such, some things get missed. Get sacrified or put on the back burner for another, er, time.
No.1 in this is ‘me’ time. Time dedicated just and only to ourselves.
First to go
We have let life get upside down. Even though we truly have a life that’s ours we never seem to live it that way. We are so pushed for time it’s our personal relaxed moments that are given up in favour of doing things for other people. Jobs and tasks for everyone else but us. A servant to society, the family, the boss, friends etc etc.
Our time is the first to go. How crazy is that?
Yet it’s so very commonplace.
How often do you miss having some free time for a break just for you?
Who always seems to goes without doing what they want or would love to? You?
Do you ever enjoy any ‘me’ time at all?
We are too skilled at putting ourselves last and the whole world ahead of us. Free time is never free anymore as it’s all tied up doing things for others and rarely for personal breathers. Me time needs to be back in fashion.
The ‘me’ in time
Let’s be honest about this. Don’t expect life to give you a break if you don’t make space to give yourself one. It will support what you support. YOU have allowed time for a chill out, some rest with a cracking best selling novel, an activity you love and an hour simply to sit and take the weight off your feet to be taken from you. To make the ‘me’ in time to become the ‘us’ in busy.
You have to get it back
You need to ask yourself why it’s everyone first and you last
You must realise that it’s love for yourself you are going without
You can reclaim your life but only if you want to
You deserve a break and have more than earnt the right
Reclaim some space
The time has come to reclaim some space back. To fight your own corner. To clear the diary and firmly write ’me time’ as an entry at least once a week. And to do so without guilt, feeling selfish or ever failing to enjoy it. This is your birthright. Your privilege for all you do, try and put effort into. Without having to achieve anything first like doing 10 jobs or a 60 hour week. You have a right for time for yourself just because you merit every single second. Because you are alive. Because you truly matter. Because you are you. Because it’s your life…YOUR life. Because you can’t expect to live happy and healthy otherwise. Because!
There’s no time like the present. Today. Right now. Look at your current schedule. What jobs have you chosen to complete in the next 24 hours? What could wait for another day? What’s not actually urgent? Do certain things have to be done at all? Look at what can be moved or shelved. Let some things go.
Now you’ve opened a window of time for yourself. Yes, for yourself. Make sure it’s at least an hour so that you can relax your mind. Free it from ‘what next’ thinking. Then have fun and enjoy it. It’s ‘me’ time.
Pull out that fabulous book you’ve been dying to read. Watch a favourite film. Meet a friend for a cuppa in a nice coffee shop (you can share mutual me time now and again but don’t let it become a chore). Take up a little hobby. Get outside and revel in natural surroundings. Soak in a luxurious bath. Get a manicure or special hair cut. Play with children. Or simply put your feet up with a magazine and a yummy biscuit. Whatever you want, you do it. Me time is your time. Enjoy it more of the time. To feel great. And look great. Great huh?
It’s time for ‘me’ time to make a comeback. To be the new ‘in thing’. The trend everyone is talking about. The word on the street. The lifestyle choice of modern living. Me time is a fine time, time and time again.
How do you spend your free time? Do you commit to ‘me’ time? Why is ‘me’ time so important to you? Leave me a comment when you have time and let me know.
Image courtesy of Feggy Art