The importance of ME TIME {Day 11 of 15 Day Blog Challenge}

Today’s topic in my 15 Day Blog Challenge in What ONE thing will you do each day to get more you time this year?”

I have already started working on that thing about a month ago. I re-designed my calendar to schedule “me time” in there and simply stick to it no matter what. At first it felt kind of weird to have to do that. After one week of sticking up to it I saw the importance of having it. Seriously.

scheduling me time

If you’re a stay-at-home or working mom, it doesn’t matter, if you don’t have “you time” in your day, please sit down right now, and schedule it. 30 minutes of yoga, writing, drinking tea in peace, or simply meditating. Schedule the time to do something you enjoy tremendously but haven’t had the chance to do it because of, well, busy life. Even scheduling a short “mommy and me” session would be a great gift to yourself.

Put this sign on your office or bedroom door and thank me later 😉

importance of me time, ewa samples photography-2

It felt pretty weird to having to schedule time for things I like to do for myself in the calendar. But I see the point of doing it now, and I see the great results of sticking to the plan. 

In my calendar “me time” includes reading to kids and getting them ready to bed, which takes about an hour all together. The rest of the time is away from the computer or phone. The part with no phone is harder but I’ve been working on it. Sometimes it does include computer or phone for listening to my favorite podcasts while I write my diary. So it’s a mix of things but what this time is not for is WORK. When the husband is gone this time simple means bingeing on “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Salem” or “Orange is the New Black”.

I have scheduled time to read books and to go to the gym during the day which I also consider “me time”. There is time to do blogging, editing, as well as 30 minutes for my green smoothie. Yes, I had to put the smoothie there as well, otherwise I would end up eating pretzels washed down with cold tea.

In the last 3 weeks I have already finished 3 books. I’ve gone to the gym at least 3 times a week as well as haven’t touched the pretzels once.

This “me time” has also brought me to an idea of doing something special for myself. Something I have been wishing to do for a long time. I actually have two things on my bucket list and one has been taken care of. The other needs to wait.

Jen Sincero says

“When you constantly deny yourself the people, food, things, and experiences that makes you feel the most alive, that sends a pretty lousy message home. Look at your life and see where you’re letting yourself down. If you hear yourself saying things like ” I love going out to see live music! I can’t remember the last time I did it,” make time

 I have already done it.

Have you? What’s “me time” for you? Mind to share?

~ Ewa

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