Ahh—sunny days are finally here to stay! With the extra sunshine comes vacations, extra family time, possibly house guests, or maybe we are the guests… Whatever the situation, there’s a lot of change to our usual routines involved.
With all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to find ourselves feeling a little overwhelmed, distracted, and over-stimulated.
So today, I’d like to talk about how to sneak in some me-time when you have very little free time, and why it’s so important to do so. Taking me-time can trigger an upward spiral in terms of your self-care. When we give ourselves the time we need, we are taking care of ourselves emotionally and are more likely to keep up with exercise and make positive food choices to both enjoy more and fuel your body better. The more positive choices you make, the more you want to keep making them.
Sneaking in me-time isn’t just good for us though—it’s good for our family and friends as well. When we get overstimulated, we may be cranky or distracted. Taking a few minutes to ourselves eases stress and ensures that we can be our best selves in the presence of others. We all want to offer our family and friends the best of us, and by recharging, we can do just that.
So I think we can all agree me time is important, but I can hear you asking: In such a busy season of life, how can I find extra time for me? So glad you asked ;)
Here are my 5 favorite ways to sneak in me-time when I feel like I have zero free time.
Let your time do double duty. I like to use my work out time as my me time.
Start each day with a 30-minute walk, whether that’s outside or on the elliptical. I like to get up a little early and do this before the day really gets started to clear my head, boost my mood, and start my day off positively.
Take a short walk after dinner. You might even want to take a couple people whose company you enjoy with you and have a nice chat.
Take a long bath . . . Or if time is really tight, just spend a few extra minutes in the shower.
Steal away for a mani/ pedi, or give yourself one while you enjoy a glass of wine. It can feel like a mini private vacation. :)
If you would like more tips like this, hop over to my free Facebook Group, Never Diet Again, and grab my free guide, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy.
I’d love to hear your favorite me time activities and any tips you have for sneaking in a little healthy me-time. Leave your ideas in the comments below!
As always, my hope for you is that you live a life you love, without being hungry, feeling deprived, or giving up your glass of wine.