Afraid or unsure of having me-time? It is probably one of the events that took a lot of mental energy to truly have me time. Though I am married, I was very determined prior to marriage to learn to do things without friends or family. What i found most challenging was eating alone. Now you don’t have to start your alone time with something so bold, but that was one of my own personal challenges. Mind you, when I ventured out to do this it was prior to having your digital devices. You would literally eat by yourself truly enveloping your me time.
I learned that having a newspaper or magazine did help, but there was not a thing wrong to have the time with nothing. Okay, you probably are thinking I have to have my device. Try to read without your electronic, because you will inadvertently go to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text or even email. Take a break!
What if I don’t think eating alone could be my first step to me time?
Here is a list of 10 Things to Do Alone
- Create a recipe, make it and then share it with others
- Volunteer for an event, homeless shelter, hospital or organization
- Draw or paint a picture (go to your local arts store and get a mall kit to begin this journey
- Dust off one of the magazines that come through your mailbox, sit and read it without interruptions
- Watch the sunrise
- Go to a coffee shop and read the days newspaper
- Write an e-book (20 pages or less) or an article
- Schedule a time to get a mani- pedi-cure
- Download about 20 pictures from your device from your last event and create a scrapbook
- Watch a movie
Take a long look at the list and pick your top three things you will try on your own. Make a plan to accomplish one of the events within the next 30 days. Share your goal! I would love to know what activities you have selected and encourage you to share it with us. Write it in the comments below!
Much success and enjoy to me time you deserve!
© 2013 Jewel Williams
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