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I struggle with finding time for me. But I am determined to make it more of a priority. I’m learning a few tips and tricks as I go. The biggest is that ‘me time’ doesn’t have to be for any specific length of time. The important thing is to take some time each day for yourself.
So how can you make some me time each day? Here are a few ideas to get you started
- Wake up early
- Go to the library
- Go for a walk
- Take a bathroom break
I know the bathroom might sound like an odd place for some me time, but it’s really not. I remember my Mom taking a book with her to bathroom when I was a kid. It was a chance for her to shut the door and perhaps get some peace and quiet. While I was grocery shopping at Tom Thumb I realized I can do something similar for some me time. I picked up a couple magazines and the ingredients for a simple facial mask. I can read the magazine while the mask sits on my face and then when it’s time to wash it off my me time is finished!
Relax and Refresh Yogurt & Honey Mask
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/8 cup mashed banana, peach or apricot
1/8 cup honey
Gently stir the ingredients together. Wash your face and leave skin damp. Pat the yogurt and fruit mixture over your face and neck and relax for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
I’m also particularly fond of pairing my me time with some chocolate. While I make a lot of things from scratch, brownies are not one of them. They are faster and delicious straight from a box mix.
And you can toss in some extra ingredients if you want to jazz them up. I added some butterscotch chips to this batch. Relaxing with a sweet treat and PEOPLE magazine after all the kids have gone to bed is one of my favorite ways to treat myself.
Still need some more ideas for adding in some daily me time?
- Schedule it. That’s right, set an alarm for your calendar.
- Get a manicure.
- Write in your journal.
- Work out.
- Pursue a hobby (can I suggest knitting or crochet?)
- Read a magazine.
- Stop saying you don’t have time!
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