Don’t let others judge your “me time”


You are a busy woman aren’t you? You have a full time job, you’re running your business, you’re also involved with other organizations. Somewhere in there, you want to spend time with your family and friends too! It can get a bit complicated trying to fit all those things in but at some point you are going to want to take some time off for yourself. Unless you are the type of person who loves to be around people 24/7.

Relax, relate, release
The newest phrase is creating “me time.” Everywhere you turn people are telling you to make time for you. And, you know what? I totally agree. But what I don’t agree with is when people tell you what to do with your me time. I can’t stand when people suggest to mediate. I can’t meditate. It just doesn’t do anything but make me angry because I’m supposed to keep it quiet in my mind. Now, I’m not saying it doesn’t have its merits and is good for some people. But, you know what? I like it noisy in my head, that way I know I am not alone. Where would I be without the voices? It’s too scary to even think about.

Back to you!

Your me time can be whatever you want it to be. If doing exercise is your me time ritual, then do it. If you like doing sudoku or working on other complicated brain puzzles then that’s all you. You do NOT have to get mani/pedis, take long walks on the beach or anything else that requires you to sit still which for me is quite boring. Some people just don’t want to sit still at all and there is nothing wrong with that.

And, don’t say you don’t have time for yourself because you will never get me to believe that, ever. You are in control of your choices and your schedule. No one is going to say you can take time for yourself. Wait, I take that back. Sometimes, we women are told to sit down, take a break let someone else handle it but we don’t do it. We keep plugging ahead like we competing for martyrdom. Cut it out! What are we trying to prove? (I digress, that’s another topic for another day!)

How do you enjoy your me time?

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