Most of us lead extremely busy, active lives. Too often, our personal well-being falls last on the priority list, so it’s important to incorporate “me-time” in your schedule. Creating a personal practice (whatever that looks like for you!) does not have to last hours. Ten minutes would be great, and 30 is ideal!
Below are five ways you can start incorporating “me time” into your everyday routine. Try them out and see which ones resonate with you!
1. ESTABLISH A REGULAR ROUTINE
Schedule your “me time” just like you would any other appointment, and stick to it. No cheats! Commit to achieving the positive shifts you want in your life.
2. JUST DO IT
Make a list of the things you love to do but never do. Then pick one each day and make the time for it, no excuses. Take an artistic approach – draw, paint, or scrapbook. Other relaxation activities such as yoga and stretching are also ways to connect with yourself.
3. WRITE IT DOWN
Write down thoughts, goals, and ideas that reel around in your head. Putting them on paper solidifies them and helps you prioritize your personal endeavors
4. TAKE A WALK
Walk to a park, library, or coffee shop as a dedicated “me-time” location. Come back feeling refreshed with a different mindset.
5. DIFFUSE YOUR DRAMA
Try an Ellia aroma diffuser to take your personal practice to the next level. You can even diffuse your favorite essential oil while you work on other self-care practices, like yoga or art.
Making an effort to reclaim your personal time will not only help you put your best self forward, but it will also help those around you!