When was the last time you can say that you enjoyed time for yourself? An activity that you did solely on your own volition? No distractions, no small chats on messengers, no email or Instagram posts. Just yourself.
I bet most of you will now think this through. With our very busy work schedules, social schedules, daily gatherings, and the consistent buzzing of our phones, we don’t have any time to spend for ourselves anymore.
But this is where we are wrong with our concept of me time. Having a time for yourself does not necessarily mean being alone. Yes, it’s true. You also have to think that a time for yourself also means that you get to do your own hobbies, meet your own set of friends, and do your own things.
This me time problem is more apparent in familial households or with partners who moved in together and don’t get to spend much time apart.
A recent infographic (happify.com) reminds us of the need for a me time.
Why is time for yourself important?
How do we get me time?
The question now is, how do you get time for yourselves, especially if you’re married or living with a partner, or living in a house with all your siblings and parents?
These are just some examples of how you can make more time for yourself.
Confused how to spend your me time without spending it alone too much? Here are other suggestions on how you can spend me time, socially:
If you’re still not convinced that having time for yourself/leisure time is important, then watch this video:
Being happy inside and out contributes a lot to our health, so enjoy your me time!