As working moms our to-do lists never end. Time for our own well-being seems in short supply but we can find ways to help ourselves carve out the moments that will make a difference.
When it comes to improving your mental and physical health, the key is to schedule and prioritize. Even that can be a challenge.
Below you’ll find some easy tips for putting yourself first—at least once in a while:
- Schedule it in Outlook, just like a meeting.
- Do it early, before the complications of the day sidetrack you.
- Mix it up. If you’re mentally stuck, take a short break (walk, get a healthy snack, talk to a coworker in another discipline) to help reset your mind.
- Find an office partner. Whether it’s a date to jog or to attend a class, you’re more likely to make it happen if you’re accountable to someone else.
- Learn what your company offers. You may not be aware of all your wellness options, so spend a few minutes on the company intranet or make an appointment with a benefits officer.
How do you find me time?
5 thoughts on “5 Ways to Find Me Time”
I hear ya! Once the little ones wake up… forget it! Once I got in the routine of squeezing that time in during the early morning, I really got hooked to getting that "me time!"
We often get so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves. I try to get my me time in during the morning like you mentioned. Once the day officially gets started there is no hope for me time.
I do my me time in the morning as well. Sometimes my husband will get up early too and I feel bad but I ask him to go back to bed. He laughs saying "I know it's your quiet time and you don't want to talk." He has it, it's my time to think or do what I want to do. There is nothing wrong with wanting to take care of ourselves.
Thanks for stopping by at my blog & left comment. My so called me time usually also consists of doing laundry, cooking, ironing, etc. … lol .. 😉
Laundry for "me time?" That is not unheard of! 😉 @Tami… yep, I am all about "my" quiet time. We gotta do it!