We need to think about ourselves and our needs every now and then. We spend a lot of time taking care of others, but not making enough time for ourselves during the week.
I'm not talking about creative time or the time you spend on your business, but quiet time for just you and your thoughts.
Is it time to make a date with yourself?
We tell ourselves that we are going to take a day off or go out for an afternoon, but when the time comes we find excuses not to go. I am really guilty of this, I spend most of my time working and not taking time off. Maybe it's time to start scheduling some time just for pampering ourselves.
Adding a date to our calendar gives us something to look forward too. Making it a regular event in our schedule gives us something to look forward to and eventually creating a self-care a habit.
Go to a museum or gallery
Watch one of your favorite movies
Talke a nap
Go on a nature hike
Enjoy a bath
See a performance at a local theater
Take a walk on the park
Time to yourself should be integrated into your life, not squeezed in when you have spare time. Take out your calendar and pick a day or an hour where you can enjoy some me time on a regular basis.
What do you like to do when you take time for yourself?