Have you heard of “me time” but haven’t been able to actually achieve it for yourself? Consistently?
Today, we speak with Ruth Soukup, who is dedicated to helping women everywhere create a life they love, encouraging her more than 1 million subscribers to follow their dreams and reach their goals. She shares with us her secret to finding that “me time” and how it has helped with her personal growth, and helped her family become even stronger!
By now, it’s safe to say that you have heard the terms “self care” or “me time”. Odds are also good that you have heard that these things are not only good for you, but are vital to your mental health.
PsychReg notes that good self care that consistently includes “me time” can not only increase our self-awareness so that we can better discover new interests and passions. And through new interests, we will also by default enjoy other things like, better overall health and wellness and relaxation. I don’t know about you, but when I am happy and relaxed, I also tend to have more patience and experience a better mindset overall.
Here are 3 tips on how to master that “me time” without the guilt!
1. Find what interests you.
Now this one might take you a hot second.
Some people have always kept up hobbies that they enjoy doing outside of their family, others, well, haven’t.
If you have to take a minute to figure out what you actually enjoy doing just for you, reflect back on your favorite activities or hobbies you had as a child.
2. Give yourself and your partner the opportunity to partake in “me time”.
So let’s be honest, when you become a parent, you have another human being who is depending on you caring for them. But you can’t do that well if you are burnt out!
So talk to your support team!
That may be your spouse or partner,
maybe your friends, and
even your family.
Ask them to help you find the time you need for your “me time”. And if you have a spouse or partner, be sure to return that favor!
Help them have the time they need to also experience their own “me time”.
3. Don’t let anyone (including yourself) tell you it’s selfish!
Let’s just address the elephant in the room.
That big nasty word that often keeps us from achieving our self care goals- that lovely thought process that it’s selfish to do something for our selves.
Don’t listen to that!
As Ruth said, “You will be a better mom, you will be a better wife when you do things for yourself, without feeling guilty about it. Don’t feel guilty about it. That’s what I really want to encourage people is there’s this whole idea, like, if I do this for myself and that makes me a bad mom, or I shouldn’t do that. Makes you a better mom. There’s no reason to feel guilty for it.”
So get out there and master your “me time”!
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