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” Me Time ” to me is doing anything that makes my soul happy and that can be various things; It can mean isolating myself from the world and barring my head in a book, meditating with my sage burning, conditioning my hair, face mask on and dancing in the mirror to Lauryn Hill, staying up until dawn working and writing on my blog. It’s anytime I take out of a day or week to do what I love, what makes time stand still, what make my heart feel at peace and filled with joy. In today’s post, I’m talking about ten things I normally do during my “Me Time” and why you need to make time for yourself.
Why You need ” me time.”
We Live in a crazy world, the minute we step outside our door, Constantly, we are reminded how crazy the world is. You get in your car to go somewhere; someone decides to cut you off. You go to work you’re faced with difficulties ( at least for me). All these frustration and anger can get overwhelming and potentially harm our mental wellbeing in the long run. It’s critical for us as humans to manage our mental wellbeing and to have ” me time” helps with that.
Your “me time” can be whatever you want it to be, as long as it makes you happy and free from stress. We as humans behave more like robots than we like to think. Seriously, the majority of people wake up every day and do the same things every day. Wake up, go to work/ school, go to grocery store, pick up kids/ run errands, go home…, etc. without realizing we are just going through the motions, going through the waves of life. So, having a ” me time” allow you to be more present in your life. As I mentioned before, that time is all about doing things for YOU if that means reading an entire novel, then go for it. If that means spending a good time with people you love, do it.
Back in high school, I kept getting in and out of unhealthy relationships. Never taking the time to figure out what I wanted in relationships. It wasn’t until I went through a break up that left me broken, bitter and angry did I start making changes. I was more annoyed at the fact that I was alone. I always felt like I needed someone to feel completed. Doing the process of getting over the situation, I discovered blogging and youtube videos. I spent a lot of my times watching YT vids and reading blogs. That was my ” me time” every day.
Later on, I started my blog and started focusing on things that made me happy and things that excite me. Through doing that I began to find myself and the person I truly am. The more time I spent doing the things that interest me, the more I started to learn about myself and loving and accepting myself. Even having a boyfriend now, I no longer have the feeling of needing someone to complete me, because the love I now have for myself. And all this happened from having my ” me time.” Needless to say, it’s a BIG deal to me, and I try to squeeze at least four “me time” a week, even if that means 1hr every morning.
Things I do
- Work on my blog
- Clean and de-clutter my room & Dance in the mirror
- Take an extremely long shower
- Watching Fav Tv shows
- Washing my hair and taking care of my skin
- Watching the street light from my bedroom window and reflecting on life * Bonus