When was the last time you did something solely for yourself?
When it comes to making the time for things we want to do, why don’t we? Why does it seem a struggle, and way down the list of our priorities, especially when its normally something that would benefit you!
If you want to make “me time” happen try the S.M.A.R.T way. A S.M.A.R.T goal means making your goal Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely, see below:
Specific – I want to have time weekly for me to have “me time” doing something I want. But what you want to spent this time doing needs to be specific! What will you do in this time? So for example “I will go out to a Pilates class every week as my “me time”.
Measurable – set aside a time and date in your diary and commit to this time. How much time are you going to give yourself, an hour? So for example every week on a Wednesday at 7pm I will go to Pilates,
Achievable – make sure it is something that you can do, and make sure it’s realistic. Don’t set yourself up for failure, make your “me time” work so it becomes regular and part of a lifestyle.
Realistic – Make sure it is really what you want to do with your time and not what you think you should do with your time. Make sure its harmonious with your routine and lifestyle commitments so that you can sustain this new “me time”.
Timely– when is this me time going to start; how about now?!