The Power Of ‘Me Time’
Sometimes life can feel like one long to-do list. Once you've ticked off work, childcare and running a house there never seems to be enough time left for much else, least of all you.
‘Me time’, however, shouldn’t be seen as an indulgence, but as vital for our mental & physical health. It gives us the energy we need to push on in our busy lives whilst finding the time to enjoy simple pleasures.
This Valentine’s, whether you’re romantically involved or not, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to give your most important relationship a little TLC… the one you have with yourself, without feeling guilty.
- Give yourself some credit
Take a look back over the previous year and give yourself a little credit for your accomplishments and feats.
- Be kind to yourself
Avoid negative self-talk and accept where/who you are. You’re doing the best you can at this time, and that is more than enough.
- Treat yourself
Take time out for a massage, manicure or hair appointment. There’s nothing wrong with taking the time to take care of yourself on a regular basis. Feeling good shouldn’t be a ‘treat’ —it should be a part of your everyday life. Book yourself a hair appointment at one of our Neal & Wolf salons www.nealandwolf.com/salon-finder or go to our web shop at www.nealandwolf.com/shop/home-body to view our heavenly home & spa range and turn your home into a tranquil spa environment this Valentine’s.
- Try something new
Learn a language. Go places you’ve never been. Do things you haven’t done before. Find an exercise you like. Turn off technology for a day and spend time doing things that make you feel happy and alive.
- Learn to say no
Taking time out to help family and friends is great but if the favors they ask begin to cut into your ‘me time,’ it is okay to say no. Tell them that you are happy to help, but at a time/date most convenient to yourself.