You never realize how important it is to take time to yourself even if it’s just for an hour during your hectic day until you feel rewarded for it. If you have little ones, it seems that just thinking about me-time seems unfair for them. Don’t worry, it isn’t selfish of you not one bit. Everyone deserves time to themselves and not only does it feel great, it is essential for the mind, body and soul. I realized the importance of me-time after a workout at the gym, I was working hard and a nice woman came up to me and told me I looked determined and positive and at that moment I felt rewarded by my hard work. She made me feel like what I was doing was the right thing to do. Ladies, instead of making excuses why you can’t go to the gym, take a bubble bath, or read a book etc. think about how rewarding it will feel to do something for you. Plus, doing so might actually give you more energy and a refresh to finish your daily obligations.
Talk a walk- Go out for a walk even if it’s just around the block. This will help you gather your thoughts and release stress and tension. Sometimes all we need is a breath of fresh air.
Join a Gym- Join a gym that will inspire and motivate you to actually go! For example, I joined Equinox because being there makes me feel good. They have a beautiful spa where you can sit back and relax in after a tough workout. At Equinox, I spotted a young lady relaxing at the spa with her AgaveSpa Facial mask and seeing her made me realize that you can take care of your skin, unwind and stay healthy even if it's in a matter of a short break at the gym. Having this holistic luxury stimulates my gym motivation which leads me to a healthy life style and time for myself of course. An hour at the gym can make a difference in your day.
Meditation- Mental health is just as important as any health, if not, it’s one of the most important. Meditation will bring your thoughts and mind at ease to disconnect and control your emotions from the things that drive you crazy. Meditation will help you make better decisions and really focus on the way you feel, while getting in touch with your spiritual self. The great thing about meditating is you can do it just about anywhere! There's no excuse to not have a time or place to meditate. Even if it's just ten minutes, you can sit in your car, the backyard, and even in your bedroom.
Wake Up Early- Wake up early even if it’s just half an hour before your alarm is usually set to. Doing this will buy you some me-time before your day begins. You can use this time to take a shower, read a book or surf the web.
Turn your Bathroom into a Mini-Spa- If going to a Spa is not on your budget at the moment and your time is limited, you can turn your own bathroom in to a Mini-Spa! Treat yourself with a facial mask, cucumbers and body scrubs. If you don’t know where to find your home based mini-spa products, you can turn to AgaveSpa Skincare and their variety of natural skincare products that were originally created for Spas but are now offered for retail so anyone can enjoy.
There is no need to burn yourself out, you can make positive changes in your life when you make yourself a priority. Achieving your me-time doesn't need to be done with drastic changes. In fact, you can start small by setting tiny goals like getting to work ten minutes earlier or keeping your daily planner updated. Completing these small goals will make you feel optimistic and proud. Keeping a positive mind-set will reflect your actions and help understand others around you. You will start to recognize the beauty and happiness all around you and think about those things the next time life takes a rough turn.