Sometimes You Need To Treat Yourself And Spend Some “Me” Time.
Day 27 – Empowerment Challenge. We lead busy lives and have all sorts of obligations as parents, professionals, and friends. It’s easy to lose yourself in everything that has to be done in any given week. While it’s great to give and spend lots of time with those you love; there is a time and place when you should slow down and get a little selfish.
Sometimes you need to treat yourself and spend a little “me” time. Don’t feel guilty about it. In the end, it will make you a better parent, a better colleague, and a better friend. We all need to recharge and we need to do something just for ourselves on a regular basis and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Me Time Visual
If taking time for yourself to do something you enjoy and relaxes you but isn’t something you’re doing right now, figure out what you may want to do. Maybe it’s:
- reading a good book or watching your favorite TV show.
- getting back into a hobby you enjoy.
- taking a nap.
- a simple as having 10 minutes to sit by yourself and think, or thumb through a magazine.
Your first task is to find out what it is you want to do for yourself. Time to do what you enjoy is always a favorite. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time and it doesn’t have to involve anything complicated. Sure, a trip to the beach by yourself for a week is a great idea. But so can curling up on the couch with a nice cup of tea and a good book will do.
Treat yourself to a new haircut, a pretty dress, a new gadget, or something can help you enjoy your hobby more is another great option. Or keep it super simple, and pick up a favorite treat that you don’t have to share while you’re out doing the grocery shopping.
The point I’m trying to make is that it’s ok to treat yourself and do something for the sole purpose of making you happy. While a piece of fancy chocolate may not seem like that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, treating yourself well, and caring for yourself can have a huge impact on the rest of your day and how you treat those around you. Give it a try. Do something nice for yourself and watch your empowerment levels go up.
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