Why having ‘me time’ is important.

By Zoe Taylor

In this day and age, almost everyone is running an extremely busy life, a life full of work or study (or both), grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning and amongst all that we have to squeeze in time for our friends and family. But what a lot of us are missing out on is ‘me time’.

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‘Me time’ is important because it allows you to relax, clear your head and get in touch with yourself. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re on your own, and it doesn’t involve any form of work. We’ve got some great ideas for your ‘me time’ that are easy to squeeze into a busy schedule, which you can pick, choose and alter to your own preferences.

Read
Reading is one of the best ways to escape your world for a little while. It’s relaxing, engaging and stimulates your brain in a non-strenuous way by drawing on your imagination. Pick up that book that you’ve been meaning to finish and go outside in the sunshine, to your favourite cafe or simply lie in bed and read!

Go for a walk
Even if your day is filled with work, it’s possible to find the time to go for a walk in the fresh air to clear your head. Whether it’s a quick walk around the block in your lunch break, or getting off a couple of stops early on your tram and walking the rest of the way, walking is a quick and easy exercise to take on.

Have a Massage
Having a professional massage is a great way to spend your ‘me time’. it helps you to relax, de-stress and escape your world for a little while. And it leaves you feeling fresh, happy and healthy!

Go to the park
Something as simple as sitting on a park bench and admiring the beauty of your surroundings whilst listening to music or just the natural sounds around you can be a really calming, holistic experience. The bright green grass, full colours of the flowers and fresh air allow you to relax and clear your head.

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Play an Instrument
If you play any sort of instrument, you’ll know that it is extremely cathartic, calming and a means of escape to play music. Even playing for just 15 minutes can clear your mind and get you back on track.

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