What Is “Me” Time?

What is “me” time? And isn’t it wrong to want it?

“Me” time is any time that helps you to recharge your batteries, whether it’s going out with friends, reading a book, or something else. And, no, it’s not wrong to want it.

It’s easy to think in black and white, all or nothing terms. I’m either taking care of someone else or I’m taking care of myself; the two are not compatible. But that’s not actually true.

In fact, if you take some time to take care of yourself (physically, mentally, and emotionally) you will actually be better able to help other people. So it’s not really selfish to want at least some time for yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

So what can you do? Figure out what tasks you can delegate at home or at work. Set boundaries and learn to say no to some of the requests that are made of you. Make an effort to remember/discover what you like to do so you can find a part of yourself that’s just for you, not for anyone else.

Making changes will take some time, but you can do it! You can achieve a balance between caring for others and caring for yourself.

Explore the rest of the site to learn more about “me” time, and about my book, “Me” Time: Finding the Balance Between Taking Care of Others and Taking Care of Yourself.

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