I love the way I live, I like that I’m very busy every day and that I never feel lonely. But sometimes I really need to be alone, to turn off the world and spend some time doing the things I like. This way, I can update the “charge” and have a rest.
I know, a lot of people feel the same way, because we live in a hectic world full of stress and problems. No matter how you slice it, you can’t avoid stress. But you can learn how to fight it effectively. Here are a few ways to incorporate “me” time into your busy lifestyle.
1. Your own corner
Everybody needs to have someplace that is only for them. It can be a room or just a table in one corner of the apartment. No matter what the size of your own space is, you should design it so that you can relax there. Don’t let anybody be there, this is only your “world”.
Let everyone know that they should never disturb you when you are there. I placed the table and put all my crafting stuff on it. I really love do some jewelry, so it makes me relax. Find something that will help you feel the same way and organize your own special area for doing this.
2. Say “No”
Sometimes I feel a pain in my neck and very often I have headaches, the reason is that I often can’t say “No.” This adds a lot of stress to my life, so I think I need to learn how to change this situation. I love helping my friends, but we need to realize that we can’t help everybody. We need to think about ourselves more often. Try to say “No”, when you feel you can’t fit it.
3. “Turn off” yourself
Oh, I know, it’s really hard for us to stop checking social media and emails, but we need to do it sometimes. Disconnect all your gadgets for 10-15 minutes and get some freedom without any digital stuff. Be yourself meditating or reading a book, and let your eyes get rid of the constant pressure.
4. Plan your time
Try to plan your day each day. It sounds silly, but it really works. You can save a few minutes and spend it the way you want. Just try this advice once and you will really realize how many times usually you spend on silly things. Now, when you save these moments you can spend them only for yourself.
5. “Craft” some time from the “love time”
I really appreciate every minute that I am with my boyfriend. But when I can’t take some time for myself from the other areas of my life, I ask my guy to give me a moment to be alone. He understands me and it’s not a problem.
I’m so happy that he does this way, I think, it means that he is really kind. And when he sees I’m too busy, he reminds me that this is the time to have a rest.
6. Exercise or meditation
Sometimes any sports or meditation can help you. I’m not good at meditation, so spending my free time doing some exercises is easier for me. But I’m sure everyone should try to relax in a quiet place.
You can do your favorite exercise if you can’t devise something else. Don’t think a lot, just do some simple exercise that will help you to get rid of stress. I use this tip every time I feel a lot of pressure.
7. Stay away from the parties
Everybody needs to have meetings with their friends, but it’s really hard to find even one evening for this. I felt sad because of it and didn’t really know what to do. But now I have already found a few ways to meet my friends and have time.
First, you need to choose one day a week or two weeks that you will dedicate only to your dear friends. You should combine them all, don’t meet them separately. Second, throw some parties at home.
You can save 20-30 minutes just because you don’t need to get to the place of the meeting. If you worry about the food, ask everybody to bring something for themselves. Everybody will be fed and you will get some free time.
It’s important that you find some “me” time every now and then. High-stress levels can seriously damage your health and can even lead to anxiety and depression. Whenever possible, take a short nap to boost your energy levels and cope with your tasks and problems faster.
How often do you spend time alone? Do you have any special ways to relax? Please, share them with us.