Four reasons to spend more time with yourself

I’ve decided to dedicate more time to looking after me and getting to know me, see my anxiety reduction plan for more detail! So I had my first ‘me weekend’ and I loved it.

I did what I wanted to do and didn’t feel an ounce of guilt for it. No plan, no organiser, no schedule, I just went with the flow.

I started a project i’d been meaning to get round to for ages! Drank tea, did yoga, made a cake, wrote in my diary, read, cleaned the flat. All things things that I would usually would feel like I didn’t have time for.

So here are a four things I learnt from dedicating a weekend to me:

I don’t have to plan my schedule and follow it to a tee to feel productive. Not having a schedule is freeing. It meant I was more open to going with the flow. So I felt like I had time to do things that I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Like dismantling my jewellery box and giving it a lick of paint.

Clean house = clean mind. And I actually enjoy cleaning. It can be quite relaxing once you get into it. It keeps my mind just busy enough so that it doesn’t go off on a tangent!

Spending more time on me doesn’t make me selfish. In fact the opposite was true, more time for me = more time for others. I had an emergency call from my sister needing University coursework help. I was able to give her all the time and attention that she needed. Because I didn’t have anything pressing to do and I’d given myself the space I needed to recharge!!

Prep and planning for the week ahead makes all the difference. Usually I get back home at 8pm after a weekend away and barely have time to unpack my tooth brush and then I have to deal with the disorganisation the next morning. But I managed to prep lunch, gym bag and clothes for an early start and 6.30 workout sesh before work. And I felt great for it!

So I challenge you to dedicate a weekend, day, evening, hour or even just 10 minutes for yourself. Don’t plan to do anything in particular, but be mindful and aware of what you choose to do in that moment 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Four reasons to spend more time with yourself

  1. Joyce says:

    Everything is under your control when you take time out and relax
    Helping other you are lining up the right breaks and right opportunities for others to suceed

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