Me Time

I have notice that during the times when I am most stressed, I have neglected to spend time with myself. What I mean to say is, I am spending all of my energy on everyone else except myself. I, like many of you, don’t have much time to spare during the course of my day, but I have been trying to squeeze a few minutes in for myself at the end of each day this week. I have been doing yoga in the evenings, and get to bed a little earlier so I can loose myself in a good book. 

Over the next few weeks I am going to continue to focus on putting more energy into myself so I am not so spent by the time I am needed to focus my energies on others.

For those of you who struggle with this same dilemma, how to you schedule time for yourself? 

8 thoughts on “Me Time

  1. Ugh….I’m struggling with that right now. I find myself torn between the obligations I have with family and the need to find a job. I feel like I have no time to decompress.

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  2. This is a really important and thorny issue – as a practitioner, I have become sharply aware recently of the need to carve out time that is solely for me, as maintenance, if you will. Like all the good new habits that we have to learn in order not to keep repeating the same old patterns, I guess it is a question of noticing first of all – and realising that at first we don’t always know what we’re doing until it’s just that little bit too late! – and then making the decision to step back, however briefly, to take a breather and gather ourselves. Putting time into the diary, calendar or wall planner and STICKING TO IT is a good idea (I’m saying that loudly, so that I’ll hear myself…). Building new habits of self-care takes time and a bit of effort – but much less effort than wrestling with our demons over and over, so I reckon it’s worth it!

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