Besides passing out each night from exhaustion, how much “me time” do you get each day? Our guess, not much. Between work, school, family, social lives and the everyday ‘hustle and bustle’, there’s just no time, right? Wrong! It’s time we stop running ourselves ragged and start putting ourselves first. Carving out some “me time” each day shouldn’t be a hassle; it should be a priority. Whether it be five minutes of quiet time or one hour at the gym – it’s time we start prioritizing ourselves like we do others.
Here are a 3 Ways You Can Sneak in Some Much-Needed Time Prioritizing Yourself:
1) Meal Prep Breakfast
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most rushed meal of the day. A great way to ensure a healthy, well-thought out and easy to grab breakfast is by meal-prepping. Preparing your breakfast for the next day or even for the whole week in advance, will give you a few extra minutes in the morning. Use those minutes to take a longer shower; sleep in a little longer, or eat at the kitchen table for once. Try prepping at least one meal this week and see how much time you get back. Want to save even more time – prep your meals for the whole week!
2) Quiet Time
Most days are filled with noise! People talking around you or to you, sounds of the outdoors as you travel to and from work and of course noise when you get home. Remember those times in elementary school when the teacher would place her finger over her mouth, and a hush would fall over the room? For those few minutes – it was Quiet Time. Looking back at it now, I’m willing to bet that silence was not just to calm the students down, but it gave a moment of peace to the teacher. Next time you feel like you need a moment of hush, to recharge or relax: don’t just put your finger over your mouth! Find a quiet corner of the office, close your office door or take a quick walk outside to quiet your mind. Find a place where you can turn the rest of the world off before getting back to the grind of your day.
3) Work Out
“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t!”– Elle Woods, Legally Blonde. As cheesy as this quote is, it’s somewhat true. Now, we don’t know the exact stats on murders committed by happy people vs. angry people, but we’re guessing there’s a difference. All we’re trying to say is the best way to destress is to sweat it out. Nothing beats a quick run on the treadmill, a group fitness class or pumping a few weights to really release negative energy. Thirty minutes a day can be the difference between being a “happy person” or a murderer. You choose! 😊