Is there something known as Me time in your dictionary? Well you certainly need to include if it is not there.
What do people do to find this me time… Few of them crib that they dont have this time, few of them boast having loads of it and would want little less of it or few dont believe in it.
Me time is not only for reflections, introspection, criticism, prayer… it can be a lot of things. It can be “things I think I would have done better if I had more time for myself”. It is a mirror of giving yourself a chance to prove to yourself that you have done/achieved/over-committed it.
I have a simple funda, we crave for such things when we dont have a clear understanding of what they mean to us. Me time for me is calling the pati at 7.30 pm and telling him that “Me” time has begun and his work is eating a part of it. It is also going to Egg factory once in a fortnight by myself and read a book. Or just standing in the balcony and staring at the sky.
Here are a few pointers on finding the so called ME time:
- Clear your head and think out loud as to what is this ME time for you.
- Ask your friends [real ones, not the ones who would make fun of you when you ask this question]
- Make a list of things that you want to do in free time.
- Find a time where you are most creative throughout the day. A time frame say early evening, noon etc.
- Dont over think about things. This might sound very Self-help-book-kind but it is true. By doing so you are killing a part of your brain to do things that are not needed.
- Welcome any help that comes to you to manage kids/house/routine stuff. [Only as much as you need to really do things on point no 2]
- Do pranayam for atleast 15 min. This shall unclutter your mind.
- Try not to feel guilty for skipping some of the routine stuff. You cannot do the same things everyday.
- Travel is a good time to find this time too. Try to look out for a all boys/all girls getaway once a year [at least]
- Keeping up with a hobby no matter what is taxing at times but it is a great way to unwind. 🙂