Setting aside time to do things for ourselves is something I firmly support. Life can get chaotic, and the importance of taking some ‘me time’ has never been so valuable.
Unfortunately, ‘me time’ may be something that commonly gets axed in our lives. We get caught up in other duties and responsibilities, and before we know it, we’ve spent an entire day working away at something without giving attention to our own physical and emotional needs.
Sometimes our undivided attention must be entirely directed towards these duties and responsibilities, depending on their importance. However, it is equally important to invest in time spent nourishing our bodies and our minds, as cliche as that sounds, and with a little organization, this can easily be achieved.
If you’re finding it difficult to set aside time for yourself, try making a mental note to pay attention to what takes up the most of your attention on a given day. Perhaps it’s work, school, or a combination of both, and it requires the bulk of your efforts in a given day. But, after you’ve established what it is that takes up the most of your time, try and designate other things you’re doing that could be cut in order to free up more time to do things you enjoy. Spend less time on social media, for example. This may be taking up a lot more of your time than you realize, and it’s actually not the best thing for our self-esteem. Instead of checking your phone every free chance you get, try carrying a book with you to read instead. Use this time to do some stretching, or to go for a walk.
Whatever it is that you enjoy doing, start making more time for it. Taking care of our minds and bodies is just as important as work, or school, or anything else in life.
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