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The more I travel, the more I realize how much ‘me’ time is important to me. Of course, when I am traveling, I get plenty of it, at hotel rooms by myself in the evenings, traveling cross-country and back, etc.
I also think it’s far too easy to lump ‘me’ time in ‘being alone’ (as my example above proves), and not in truly valuable, quality ‘me’ time.
Truth is, sometimes there just isn’t enough free time for ‘me’ time, if that makes sense. Which is why I try to – and absolutely need to, we all do – carve out some ‘me’ time every single day. Even if it’s 5 minutes, an hour, or more (when I can!), it makes a huge difference.
I feel far more balanced, less anxious and more centered.
Some of the things that I consider my ‘me’ time every day?
…blogging. I absolutely consider this my time to process my thoughts, a conversation, or a challenge. Blogging centers me. And it’s mine.
…working out. Can I get a ‘hell yeah?’ on that? When there is a lot going on and I can’t focus for the life of me, a good workout, no matter what it is, how long it is or how intense it is, I always feel better after and always know I am doing something good for me in the physical and mental sense as well.
…not talking. No, I’m serious. Sometimes, I just need to be silent. 5 minutes. 10. Whatever I need that day. It really does help.
What do you do in your ‘me moments?’ Do you struggle to find time for them? Do you put them behind other priorities, like seeing your partner, friends, family? Or errands, cleaning, etc? I fall into that sometimes too, but as I sit here, en route home from yet another trip out West, I realize how very important these moments truly are.
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