August 2014 | Newsletter archives
Why “me time” is important time
By Eva Cwynar
There is an old saying about stopping to smell the roses. It’s not literally about the fragrance of the flowers but rather about the idea of slowing down and taking some time to simply be. It’s commonly called “me time” and here are several reasons it’s good for you:
1. It’s good for your health.
Taking time to de-stress and relax is a wonderful thing for your mind and body. Step away from it all. The chaos will be waiting for you when you return.
2. You deserve it.
You work hard. You take care of your family and help them thrive. You work a full-time job. It’s OK to occasionally put yourself first. It doesn’t mean you’re putting everyone else last. It just means you realize your importance, and taking time for you allows you to have more quality time for everyone and everything else.
3. Everyone enjoys it.
You’re happier which makes you better at all the roles you have to play. It’s a win-win situation for everyone around you because when you’re not stressed out, you’re also more pleasant to be around which equals less freaking out when something goes wrong.
4. You start to look like a human.
When you don’t take care of yourself, you can see it, literally. Your body suffers. Even your hair suffers. Taking “me time” should include going to the salon to get your hair done, getting a massage, perhaps making appointments for I-Lipo Massage (see sidebar).
5. You start to have fun.
Fun might be sitting and reading a book, binge watching your favorite TV show, or simply meeting a friend for a healthy lunch. Whatever your version of fun is, when you start to have it, you’ll know it, and you’ll relax, de-stress, and enjoy not just the moment, but every moment life throws your way.
“Me time” is important time, as important as time for the kids, for your partner, for your job. When you make time for yourself, you’re saying that you matter as much as everyone else. That makes everyone happier and healthier, especially you.