6th June 2018
Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
Did you do yesterday’s challenge? Fruit and vegetables at every meal or at least 6 throughout the day, I did quite well, for breakfast
Breakfast was avocado, bacon, egg, mushrooms and tomatoes on toast. 9SP
Lunch was a roasted vegetable lasagne, so lots of veggies in there and a side of asparagus. 15SP
Dinner was chicken and bacon pancakes with a side salad of cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes dressed with a WW garlic and chive dressing sachet. 6SP
I also ate a few strawberries, yeah I easily did the challenge. Now for todays.
Your challenge today, is to make sure you get some #metime or you plan some in for this week.
This year I’ve remembered how important it is to slow down when I can and take time to do the things I enjoy, after all, what’s the point of being here if we don’t! I sure don’t want to spend all my hours working to pay the bills, then sleeping.
I will work in my office this morning but if the sun shines, I’ll be having me an hour in the garden with my crochet and the radio. I shall listen to my audiobook whilst walking the dog, I don’t care how long he takes when I don’t have to be at work, I’m happy to wander around.
Why’s me time important? Well according to the good, old experts, here are a few reasons we need some alone time;
It reboots our brains
Helps us unwind
Improves our concentration
Makes us more productive
Gives us space for self-discovery
Allows time for deep thinking
Aids in problem solving
Enhances our relationships
There’s enough reasons for me, I love to spend time alone, did you know that some studies have found that a lack of privacy or ‘me’ time is a bigger cause of unhappy marriages that unsatisfying sex!
I know everyone’s busy, so it’s quality not quantity that’s important. What’s your favourite way to spend your free time? How can you find some valuable time. Maybe wake up earlier? I set my clock an hour earlier so I can blog! Could you temporarily unplug your gadgets, take your lunch in the park, make a date with yourself, I know a lot of my members put their WW meeting in their diary no matter what.
Taking care of yourself stops you from burn out so don’t feel guily, it’ll make you a better person, parent, partner and friend. We can’t pour from an empty jug.
How are you going to spend your me time, how can you grab yourself a little extra. I’m loving online food shopping, I have the app on my phone and when I run out of something I just add it to the next shop, I can even browse whilst chilling in the garden, it’s saving me at least 2 hours a week of not having to go and look round a store, it’s saving me money too because I’m not tempted by stuff.
Right, that’s my hour up, I have things to do, places to walk the dog, breakfast to eat, mom to sort, then a garden to sit in and relax before work tonight. Here’s to an honest tracking day, finishing my pint of water and enjoying life. You with me BeYOUtiful?