There’s Nothing Wrong With Wanting To Be Alone (“Me” Time)
Okay, so what I mean by this is you should have time for yourself (maybe make it a part of your daily/morning or even your nightly routine) where you can do whatever you want or even just think about your life, with no interference or judgement from others. Use this time to put yourself as the first priority before anything else and just do what you want.
There are some people who like to be accompanied by someone, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there are those days for everyone, where you want to sit in a corner by yourself and do something you enjoy or just think. That’s exactly what “Me” Time is about.
“Me” Time doesn't have to be long, it can be as long as you want it to be. You can even work one into a busy schedule (squeezing in 10 minutes or so could be helpful too) Making “me” time a part of your routine just makes you feel better overall. Releasing the stress build up over the week can really help your emotional self.
This may be weird for you the first time. You might be used to working non-stop and take minimal breaks, depending on what you do in your life e.g. jobs. (taking a longer one may seem unusual for a while, but it helps overtime) It will take a little while to get used to.
If you find it hard to concentrate on yourself, you could try to eliminate the common distractions. Turning off your electronics e.g. Phone, Tablet, Laptop etc. (or turning on Airplane mode) can stop you from constantly checking emails, text messages etc. Being disconnected from the world outside can feel very comfortable and freeing.
Here’s a video that I watched a while ago and thought it would be helpful. It tells you how to plan your mornings and outlines some things you can do to reduce stress.
I would love to hear your thoughts on “Me Time” and whether you’re going to try it out for yourself.
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stay positive ~ abree