‘Me time’ doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact it should be something you look forward to. Let me show you how easy it can be.
When I opened my personal training studio, I hoped that it would give me a separation between home and work. Working from home can be convenient but it’s also all consuming without a bit of discipline. This did in fact work, plus it also gave me a much better venue from which to work, and better facilities for my clients.
If you look at my opening hours though, it can be a little crazy, and still could take over my life if I’m not careful.
What I began to find was that I never actually saw my house at all and didn’t seem to have time for anything else. That slap not good; it compromises the sea ice that I give to my clients if I’m overworked. I think my booking system says that I work 117 ahours a week!
So, time to fix that too. I decided that in some of the gaps in my timetable needed to become ‘me time’. The advantage of that being I can make time during the day, take advantage of the weather (when it’s behaving) and so on.
Here’s my progress over the last week or so.
It doesn’t need to be complicated, costly or time consuming.
Here’s a few of my ideas for ‘me time’
- Walk in the park – or somewhere local
- Read a book
- Treat yourself to coffee, alone or with a friend
- Find somewhere nice to sit and chill: for me it’s always the coast
- Go for a swim
- Go for a bike ride
- Go tramping somewhere short: Forest Hill, Riverton, Estuary, etc
I’d love to hear your ideas, so we can make a huge long list!