Today I’m going to talk about a topic I am passionate about. Me time, and why we all need more of it in our life!
I know by any means I am not “old” but now that I’m into my thirties things have changed. Fact!
In my earlier twenties I wanted nothing but to be out ALL THE TIME! Partying, staying out late, going out all day with friends and actually used to dread alone time as I would be “bored”. Fast forward 5 years, oh how things have changed.
Now my idea of getting lit on a weekend is lighting some scented candles and chilling at home with a nice glass of red, a home cooked meal and a good movie! Ain’t no shame in my game. I actually look forward to my time at home, and I am so enjoying creating a homely space that we can enjoy and relax in. Feel safe and happy away from our busy lives.
And you know what, I actually LOVE spending time alone now. I have really grown to like my own company and actually find it the most relaxing and calming for myself. Not only do I enjoy home time alone but I am finding more and more I am content with doing other things on my own, such as shopping or sitting in a cafe and sipping on a coffee. It can be very therapeutic just to sit and be with your own thoughts. I find it replenishes me and gives me the recharge I need!
Something else I have come to learn with time is it’s OK to say No!! If someone invites you to something and you don’t feel like going, there is absolutely nothing wrong with politely declining! I used to think I had to say yes to every invite, every event, every outing. Call it FOMO or whatever you like, but if there was something on, I felt I HAD to be there. Now I am totally happy saying no and the best part, I don’t even feel like I need to make an excuse as to why. Just a nice, thank you so much for the invite but I won’t be able to make it.
If you feel like staying home and just enjoying your own company or your partners company, that is more than ok. Sometimes you just need to recharge and take some time for yourself. Maybe that’s going to see a movie, or taking a bath, or reading a good book, listening to your favourite music or podcast, taking a yoga class or an educational class. It will be different for everyone but whatever it is that makes you feel good, you should do more of it!
If you are spread too thin you can’t be your best self. Not for yourself or for others. If you are tired and always on the go you will not be able to give 100% to anything. One of my favourite sayings “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. This rings so true for me! You need to fill up your cup so you can give everyone in your life the best version of yourself. Filling up that cup will look different for everyone but as long as you set time aside every day to do just that you will feel so much better off for it. Even if it’s just a few minutes each day of a few hours a week your mind, body and soul will thank you for it!
The best investment you will ever make is in yourself so don’t be afraid to invest big baby. Taking time for yourself isn’t selfish it is absolutely necessary! I challenge you to schedule in some ME time this week. Life is busy, it will never stop being that way so it’s up to you to make yourself and your happiness a priority! xx