6 Tips to Maximize Me Time

Maximise Your Me Time, Me Time, Alone Time, Solitude, Introvert, Life

As promised in my Alone Time post over the past couple of days I have been taking at least 1 hour out of the day to spend with just me, myself and I. This is where I have to tell you, even though it was just two days, so far I am LOVING it! Me time really is the key to relaxation and that is something that I really do need right now, as I’m sure you guys do too. Check out my list of the 5 tips to maximize your ‘me time’.

RECHARGE

If you use your phone as an alarm then charge it far enough away from the bed that you have to get up to turn it off. By doing this you don’t getting constant buzzing from junk mail in your inbox and a whole heap of other notifications at ridiculous o’clock in the morning. Also if you are having your much needed me time this can stop you from getting distracted.

AUDIO BOOKS

I am currently not reading any paper books at the moment as I am constantly surrounded by revision for the course that I am doing. Last week A and I headed to do some shopping and got a couple of books for ourselves, mine are neatly wrapped and waiting until the course finishes. In the meantime however so I don’t go completely crazy from withdrawal of the written word (!) I have taken to the spoken word and boy does Audible do the trick (*high fives* all round Audible peeps!).

CHILL

Now before you think I actually know how to do this, for me it is more about me sitting in complete silence for about 10 minutes and just being. There is no chanting, humming or even sitting with legs crossed over each other. Just silence. It really has made a difference just to sit there for that time and then kick start into action afterwards, quite refreshing. There are apps and all sorts of other paraphernalia around to ‘help’ you meditate or just chill, this is something that I disagree with as if I have my phone with my I am usually distracted. I think I will stick to silence for now!

COLOURING

As most of you know adult colouring books are peppering their way into our daily lives. They are in supermarkets, book shops, online and many other locations. From a young age I have really enjoyed colouring in and now even more so do I find it a very relaxing activity. On those days where I have a lot on my mind colouring is the perfect activity to just blank things out and start afresh when I am ready. Recently I found a new colouring book that I really do want to buy but I think I should crack on with the ones I already have!

MUSIC

Spotify really is amazing, whatever mood you are in there is a playlist for it. Not only is it a great way to discover new music but it is awesome to be able to add old to the new. Over the past couple of days I have been loving listening to music from the 90’s that I listened to when I was younger and LOVE it!

ORGANISATION

You may already know that I am a bit of an organisation freak and this is something that really does take all of my stress away. Being able to sort out my to do lists, set new goals and try and plough through old ones is something that I find really calming. Washi tape and Sharpies in hand with my printer at the ready my Filofax is open and in bits – for now. With my bright blue Finsbury in hand I am ready to organise my life!

There are many benefits to spending time alone and over the past couple of days I really have noticed that I feel a little bit calmer. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to continue to try new things and spend more time with just ME!

Have you tried it yet?

  • I totally agree with the concept of me time. Since starting my new job and trying to learn the ropes to that and juggle my blog as well as my long distance relationship and my social life I’ve had no time for me but I’m definitely going to start!

    you take some gorgeous photo’s!

    Hannah | http://www.hannerking.com xxx

    • It’s crazy isn’t it when you actually take a step back to think about the amount of time you have to yourself and realise that it is probably the first time you have thought about yourself when you take that step back! Good luck with your new job hun, I’m sure you will smash it. Long term relationships really are hard work but I’m sure it’s worth it. Hopefully you get some chill time soon lovely šŸ™‚ xxx

      Aww thanks – I love taking photos so hopefully with the weather getting better there will be many more on the blog. I just did a post on the use of stock photos – I rarely use them but they are great if you just cannot capture something you want to write about. Just one of those things that you have to make sure credits are used if the pics are!