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Reclaim Your ‘Me-Time’ Today

10 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Mugera

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With everyone leading such busy lives nowadays, it’s of utmost importance that you get some ‘me-time’, to calm down, relax and breathe. The ‘me, myself and I’ mantra is a strong one; because it helps you realise and take note of what’s important in your life.

‘Me-time’ gives you the chance to say, “Hey, I’m done being chauffeured around.  It’s time I became the main driver in my life.”

Here are 8 ways that you can make time for yourself

1. Meditate before work
Set your alarm about 15 minutes before the actual time that you normally wake up. These minutes should be spent in solo-solitude. Allow every thought that comes to mind to be, letting it flow in a smooth ebb as you welcome the next thought. This practise allows your brain to relax and yet, be aware of the things that are going through your mind.

2. Day-dream during work
In between busy work schedules, give yourself a breather by day dreaming about things that make you happy or that you’d want to achieve. This is the time to build those sand castles high up in the air.

3. Ban multi-screening
We’re all guilty of constantly watching TV while working on our laptops. Simultaneously, we’re checking for text messages on our phones and looking for playlists from our tablets. The amount of multi-screening that we partake of in a day is way too much. Studies show that the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), the part of the brain that regulates emotions and decision-making, is smaller in people who regularly use more than one screen at the same time.

4. Sneak it in
Especially when you’re feeling guilty for always being so busy, try to wake up little earlier to put on some more grooming. Or you could spend the time reading a book, listening to music, visiting a place you always wanted to view, or doing anything you love to do.

5. Do it with a friend
And not just with any friend. Tag your cool, fun and cheerful friend along to more outdoor activities. Smile and make friends with other people, or better yet, help a needy person in the society. Helping others might not necessarily be considered as ‘me-time’, but it may leave you feeling so much better afterwards.

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