One of the best things you can do for yourself to stay healthy & happy is to claim some ‘me’ time. Yes folks! Spending some quality time just with yourself can significantly increase the quality of your life.
In today’s scenario, you would always find yourself preoccupied with something or the other, always struggling to fulfill your task list. But no matter how hard you try, you can never finish work as new tasks are sure to pile up. Taking time out to just relax or invest in activities you love to do may seem irrational in such a situation. However, think of it this way:
- Spending some time doing things you love can be very refreshing & can help lower your stress levels.
- Consequently, you’ll be more productive, patient & positive.
- Being in a better physical, mental & emotional state will also improve your personal relationships.
So are you ready to claim some ‘me’ time? Here’s how you can get started:
- Start small & stick to it
You need not invest 1 or 2 hours to enjoy the benefits of ‘me’ time. All you need is 10-15 mins. Yes heard it right! If practiced on a regular basis, 10-15 mins of some relaxing timeout is all you need to rejuvenate yourself.What can you do with 15 mins of your timeout?
- Take a deep breath – Sit with your back straight (preferable in open space) and focus all your attention on taking deep breaths. In the start, your mind may wander. But slowly, forget about everything else & just breathe.
- Go for a walk – Walking is one of the easiest and most relaxing exercises. If you have a good roof or a garden nearby, take advantage & enjoy the benefits of a good walk.
- Stretch – Simple warm-up & stretching exercises can help you ease the sore muscles without tiring you out.
- Pamper yourself
At least once a month, indulge in something just for yourself. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Go for a spa or take a relaxing massage. Indulge in your hobbies. At least once a month, you need to reconnect with yourself & do something that really makes you happy.
Your ‘me’ time is as important as the other tasks, and unless it’s very crucial, don’t cancel it. It’s very easy & convenient to prioritize other things over this as there is no immediate visible & quantifiable benefit of ‘me’ time. Whenever you are faced with such a dilemma, go back to that feeling you get after taking out some ‘me’ time.
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