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As women, we need to learn to take some time to care forourselves. We all should get a little me time. When you’re able to step back and take this time for yourself, you will find that you’re a lot happier. I know it’s easier said than done. But, it’s something we all need to work on. So, I’m giving you these Self-Care Tips For Women: Taking Me Time.
I’m gonna just put it out there. A woman’s work is never done. Now, boy ain’t that the truth? I know there are some of you out there that can agree with me. There are many aspects in our life we have to balance. If you think about it, it’s kinda like juggling. We have so many tasks that we try to complete every day. And let’s face it, there are never enough hours to get it all done. Many times we are left juggling many tasks at the same time. Just hoping that it doesn’t all come crashing down. Whew! We need a break!
As a woman, we have so many responsibilities to take care of. With work, family, kids, and all the chores we barely have time to think. Let alone be able to get some Me time.
But here is the thing. If we don’t take care of ourselves we can end up very unhappy. It can lead to things like anxiety and depression. Not to mention feeling absolutely exhausted. It doesn’t just affect us personally, it can also affect all of those around us. We can easily become irritated, overwhelmed, and just flat out unable to deal with our daily lives.
Now, of course, everyone is different. Stress will affect me differently than it does you. And we all have different views about what Me time is. So, keep that in mind as you move on to the next part. These are not your only options, they are just meant to give you some ideas. You will have to figure out what works best for you. And when you do, you will find that you are less stressed and much happier. You’ll be grateful that you took the time to read these Self-Care Tips For Women: Taking Me Time.
So, let’s move on…shall we?
Make The Most Of Every Minute
First off, let’s talk about making the most of every minute you can get. That sounds easy enough, right? You may be surprised how this one little thing can help you out. For instance, if you have an appointment and you find yourself early. Well first off, congratulations. That rarely happens to me. I’m always late. But anyway, you can make use of this short time. Maybe meditate or read a little on your book. You can even just sit and relax or listen to some music. Whatever will bring you a little bit of peace.
Use Every Opportunity
You may even find yourself in a more productive mood. Then, try to catch up on a little paperwork. Or maybe there is another quick task you can get done. And by doing this now, you are freeing up a little bit of time later. Just remember this is your time, do with it as you wish. Whatever makes you feel better and brings you happiness.
The same can go if you’re running errands and have to wait on someone. How many times does this happen? I hate having to wait. I’m very impatient. But, why not take advantage of this opportunity? Use this short window of time for yourself.
It’s Okay To Say No
This can be a hard one for a lot of us. We try to be people pleasers and don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. But, remember that it’s okay to say no.
You need to learn to limit your daily tasks. Set some boundaries. You may not be able to do it all. And that’s fine. We are all human and only capable of so much. We don’t have to constantly push the limits. Say no to some things. Just consider how much your personal wellness matters. It’s definitely worth it in the long run. Why should other people’s happiness come above yours?
Get Alone Time
Take some time once a week to have some alone time. After learning how to say no, you may have some time available. Now, let’s delegate some duties. In other words, find a babysitter. Or tell the hubs it’s his turn. This is going to give you a little time to relax.
But I know, you’re not used to time alone. Believe me, I get it. For years I couldn’t even poop in peace!
So, you may not know what to do with this free time. Well, go and grab yourself a drink somewhere, even if it’s just the other room. Or take a long, hot, bubble bath. Shoot have a drink in the bathtub! You can do whatever it is you enjoy doing. Use this time to relax and free up some space in that very busy head of yours.
Now this one can simply be an extension to the last one. Once a month, treat yourself to something nice. It can be anything you wish. Maybe go on a shopping spree or have a day at the spa. You can even include a friend if you want. That always makes it more fun. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on some gossip without having distractions. You know, without the kids running around.
The point is, it’s Me time so the choice is yours. It’s totally up to you. Do whatever makes you happy.
Next on the list is to try and become organized. If you are able to plan out your day or week, you can pinpoint available opportunities for some me time. Looking at your schedule will show you those gaps of time you can use. Obtaining organization is going to be the key to getting this done.
Now you will also learn that it becomes easier to find time to fit yourself into that schedule, the more you practice doing it. It may even be something as simple as finding time to go for a walk.
Simple Joys In Life
Try to find a little happiness with the simple joys in life. For instance, while on that walk, take your time. You know, slow down and smell the roses. Look around and enjoy some of the small things. Maybe it’s actually enjoying the flowers or bringing a smile to someone’s face. Most of the time, laughter is contagious. This world we live in is a beautiful place. You just need to learn how to open your eyes and see it. Our time is precious. Make every minute of it count!
Now make it happen, go get yourself some Me time.
I know your probably thinking that some of these tips were quite obvious. However, it can be really hard to find this time. Do you know they say that over 50% of working women go weeks without finding the time to relax?
But now, I don’t really like how they say working women because I feel all women actually do a lot of work. We just all have a lot going on. And those who choose to be a stay at home mom really have their work cut out. This is a very hard job. My husband always laughs and says that it is one job he would never want. And I know for a fact that stay at home moms don’t relax enough either because I am one. You never seem to get a break.
A Little Push
Sometimes we just need that push to be like oh yeah, I need to do this. No matter how obvious it may seem.
Here’s another little piece of info. Nearly 75% of women feel like they live their lives for other people. And that actually makes sense. Look at all we do to take care of others. However, we can still make that time to create a little happiness for ourselves.
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