Have you ever had the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just slow down and focus on yourself? Isn’t it rejuvenating? We as women have a tendency to make sure everyone around us is taken care of, which is one of our greatest qualities, but also one of our greatest downfalls. You’re probably thinking, how is caring for those around me a downfall? Well because if you’re always giving to others and not giving to yourself then you become imbalanced and when you aren’t at your best then you can’t give others your best. It is very important to continue that positive flow of energy into your life from you and to others and back again. That’s why it’s so important that you take some “me” time for yourself every once in a while.
“Me” Time can involve a multitude of activities as long as it helps you relax and clear your mind of your to-do list. Focus pouring your own positive energy into yourself, it will cause that positivity to grow 10-fold and you’ll radiate that onto others. You’ve heard that expression “you’re glowing” it’s a magical thing when you’re at peace with the world and “me” time is a necessary check in that will help you continue being that amazing nurturer you are to those around you.
“Me” time allows you to focus on YOU, regain your center and continue to live your bliss. When you’re able to take an few hours, or a whole day to do things that you want to do and make you happy you let go of everyday stress and become a happier person.
Many inspirational women (Lucille Ball, Diane Von Furstenberg, Coco Chanel just to name a couple) follow this principal to love yourself first and if it worked for them it might be worth a try. Stop making excuses, put the phone down and make “me” time happen. A few suggestions of me time include:
- Going for a long walk
- Taking an art class
- Go Shopping
- Get a Massage or Mani/Pedi
- Exploring a part of town you’ve always been curious about
The options are endless! So, take time out of your day or week for “me” time and comment below and let us how it goes.