From traffic jams and manic school runs to desks overflowing or Instagram shoot stresses, everyone’s daily routine looks a little different. But there’s one little ingredient that each day should definitely involve - some all-important ‘me’ time.
Because it just doesn't seem that crucial, it can be so easily forgotten or overlooked, but (re)claiming your ‘me’ time could in fact be the difference between having a week that runs smoothly and one that ends in frazzled despair. The concept of ‘me’ time conjures up images of soaking in a candle-lit bath with wine glass in hand (yes, very nice!!) - but in reality it can take on many different forms.
If you are (or can force yourself to be) an early riser, some of the most successful people you can think of put a huge amount of emphasis on the importance of their early-morning routines (Tim Ferris, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson – the list goes on). There is a great blog here on 10 common morning habits of super-successful women. If you think this can be you, I’d recommend reading the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod for inspiration and starting steps.
But if your reality means you simply can’t find a way of adding in that extra block of time, there are always other opportunities to grab snippets of this special stuff at any point in your day.
But… how, what and where?
We’ve put together a handy list of ways you could weave ‘me’ time into your daily routine all throughout the day. See what you think could work for you:
Everyone has different hobbies, passions or mindful activities that help them let go of negative thoughts, and focus on the present. Whether you love cooking, reading or sport (or all of the above!), find what works for you. By weaving little bits into your daily life, you can help your mindset to stay positive.
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We’ve got the perfect tools to help you get organised, stay on track and remain motivated. Our stunning planners and notepads to our sleek brass stationery, we’ve got everything you need to treat yourself or a loved one. Our original daily planners contain planning pages and daily prompts to help you stick to your daily routine.
So what are you waiting for? Start reclaiming your ‘me’ time today.
If you want share with us how you fit in your 'me' time, please leave a comment below. We'd love to be inspired by you!
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Ever since I first launched Hello Day I always planned to create an academic year planner for people whose lives revolve around the school year, or people who just prefer this format for whatever reason – no explanation needed.
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