For you! It is a known fact that women especially tend to never take enough time for themselves. In fact, research has shown that women today are less happy than women in the 1970’s! Since I work from home and don’t have any children yet, I have plenty of alone time but I don’t always spend my time doing things that benefit ME. Since I’m sure most of you, my readers, may suffer from this as well I thought I would provide some tips to help you find some healthy ME time!
1.) Find Time
Even if it is 5 minutes a day! Everyone can squeeze some “me time” out of their day. It may mean getting up 20 minutes early or going to bed 20 minutes later. For those of you that work a typical 8am-5pm work day you get a lunch break right? USE it or you will LOSE. Your company gives you that break time because legally they have to. They count on 95% percent of us to work right through it, but DON’T! In the long run you are only losing precious “me time”.
Why don’t more people exercise? Here are the three main reasons:
- It’s giving to yourself instead of others (women!)
- It takes time, and it’s not a habit.
- The benefits don’t happen right away, nor are they obvious.
- Exercise control weight
- Exercise improves mood
- Exercise boosts energy
- Exercise promotes sleep
- Exercise CAN be fun