The Importance of “Me Time”

There comes a time where we become completely overwhelmed by life and in result shut down. One thing that is very important in the process of recovery is “me time”. This is where you give yourself some time to relax and spend the day alone without any distractions. Here are some ways to enjoy “me time” and come back from any meltdown strong and better than ever.

Make Plans For Yourself

Planning a day to hang out by yourself may not be the most ideal situation, especially for those extroverted social butterflies. However, I highly recommend taking a day to be alone as it will help you wind down and clear your thoughts. Think of places you can go that are quiet yet still entertaining. Make a reservation for a massage or manicure. Go to the museum. Pick any activity you can think of that you know you’ll enjoy and indulge in the things that you like; this is the time to be selfish.

Once you pick a location, go unaccompanied. Going somewhere by yourself is the best way to relish in the experience of being there. You get to do exactly what you want without having to deal with another individual. It’s great to hang out with friends, but a big part of “me time” is spending time with yourself.

Turn Off Your Phone

Being in the technological age, you’ll rarely catch people without their phone in their hands. You need to take a break from posting videos, Snapchats, and Instagram pictures that project the idea that you’re happy when you’re really not. Tune out of the digital world for a couple of days and put your phone away. But before turning it completely off, notify people that you talk to on a daily basis that you will be out of reach. This way they’ll know that you’re not ignoring them. Say that you’re taking some time away from the phone and then do so.

But what will I do without my phone? You do what you normally do, but this time instead of Snap-chatting yourself have fun, actually enjoy having fun. After a couple of days of not dealing with your primary piece of technology you’ll start to feel better and less distracted. At this point you can turn your phone on again and talk to those people you’ve been missing.

Organize Your Life/Plans

Now that you’ve given yourself some time to think, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to make your life better. This is when you break out your daily planner and write down everything that needs to be done. If you’re in a situation where you need to figure out a solution, write down a list of your options and possible actions that you can take in order to fix your problem. Make organizing fun by doing it at a lounge or cafe. This way you can enjoy a beverage while you start preparing for the future.

Get Back To Basics

When we become overwhelmed we stop doing the small things that make us happy. Start re-incorporating things into your life that you’ve stopped doing. If you haven’t been to the gym in a while, start going back to gym. If you haven’t been eating healthy lately, start eating healthy again. These are all things that will help you feel more like yourself again.

A lot of the time we’re so busy taking care of everyone else, that we forget about ourselves. “Me time” is all about taking time out of your life to focus on you. No work, no distractions, no people. Sometimes you need to give yourself a break so that when you start thinking about your life again, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you want. When life starts to feel like it’s too much to deal with, give yourself a little “me time”, it’s important.

Let us know what you like to do during your “me time” below!