In this day and age, we all lead very busy lives. Running kids here and there, work, toddlers to take care of, kids sports, volunteer commitments, businesses…there are all sorts of responsibilities and obligations to tend to. So it’s not surprising that so many people lose themselves to all the busyness and time that others require. While it’s great to give and spend lots of time with loved ones, there is a time and place when you should slow down and get a little selfish.
Sometimes you need to treat yourself and spend a little “me” time. Don’t feel guilty about it. In the end, it will make you a better parent, a better colleague, and a better friend. We all need to recharge and we need to do something just for ourselves on a regular basis and it doesn’t have to be complicated. For me…well I love to spend some me time coloring 😉 but of course there are other things I enjoy carving time out for too – massages, manicures, etc.
If taking time for yourself to do something that you enjoy and that relaxes you isn’t something you’re doing right now, figure out what you may want to do. I mean figure it out right now. Stop and think about what it is you want to do that you haven’t had time to do. Do you want to read a bood? Watch your favorite TV show? Get a pedicure? Take a bubble bath? Take a nap? Go to a movie?
It doesn’t have to be something that takes a lot of time and it doesn’t have to involve anything complicated. Sure, a trip to the beach by yourself for a week would be great, but if that’s not an option, curling up on the couch with a nice cup of tea and a good book will do.
Treating yourself to a new haircut, a pretty dress, a new gadget, or something that will help you enjoy your hobby more is another great option. Or keep it super simple, and pick up a favorite treat that you don’t have to share while you’re out doing the grocery shopping.
The point I’m trying to make is that it’s ok to treat yourself and do something for the sole purpose of making you happy. While a piece of fancy chocolate may not seem like that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, treating yourself well, and caring for yourself can have a huge impact on the rest of your day and how you treat those around you.
So I invite you and encourage you to give it a try! Do something nice for yourself and watch your happiness levels go up.
Would you be interested in an exciting, unique, and fun way to experience happiness? If so be sure to check out Experience.Happy – our newest coloring adventure, a 5 senses immersive coloring adventure! Each month, we’ll present to you a different topic on something that will make you happy.