We all need it. Alone time, time to myself, me time, time to decompress; whatever you call it, every person should get a little of it each and every day.
That is easier said than done. With priorities and responsibilities pulling you left and right it can be so hard to find some time for yourself to wind down.
What is even harder for me is actually enjoying it. When finally getting the chance to sit down and relax, I found that I was not able to utilize the time wisely. I constantly felt like I should be completing something on my never ending to-do list, and as I sat there I would think, “this is a waste of time”.
Oh, how wrong I was.
When I wasn’t getting “me time” I was burnt out. I was irritable, and cranky. I still couldn’t get things accomplished because I was trying to multi-task and rush to finish something without thought. I was snapping at my family for things that were not a big deal.
I realized this was not okay, and I needed even just a simple ten minutes a day to wind down and just be alone. This was one of the best, and healthiest routines I’ve ever decided to do. I thought I’d share how I spend my “me time”, so maybe you can use it for “you time”.
Set the mood.
I’ve learned I need to not only be someplace I enjoy, but somewhere away from the rest of the world for just a moment. I personally like a calm, dark scene so I can light a candle and relax. I have found the perfect candle subscription box company to help set the perfect mood. Vellabox is a company that provides you with a hand-poured, artisan candle. With all the talk lately about how unhealthy candles can be, this company provides quality, toxin-free, lead-free healthy candles. In each cute box you get a candle and one surprise gift. My latest Vellabox provided me with not only an amazing scented candle, but a perfect tea bag that complimented it. On such a chilly, autumn night both items helped to make it comfy and cozy.
Find the best time.
You need to find even a quick ten minutes that work for you. Some people enjoy their me time just sitting in a warm shower for an extra few minutes. Some use time in the car to sit quietly and decompress. My favorite time is toward the end of the night after I’ve put my daughter to sleep so I can relax and think about the day I’ve just had, and about my day tomorrow.
Do something you enjoy.
For those ten minutes you should do something that makes you happy. Maybe it’s just watching one quick show on Netflix, eating a yummy snack, reading a book, drinking tea, a glass of wine (or both), or even just playing Candy Crush on your phone (do people still play that?) Personally I have realized I enjoy putting my phone away and doing something without a screen in front of me. I found I even just enjoy sitting there in silence to leave myself with my thoughts.
No one can do it all, and you can’t forget to take care of yourself. Find your cozy ten minutes a day, and treat yourself to something wonderful that you enjoy. Still need some coziness to your “me time”? Don’t forget to check out Vellabox to help set the mood. You won’t be disappointed.