Beauty, Lifestyle

Finding Time for ‘Me’ Time

Easy tricks on how to actually find time for yourself when your schedule is crazy.

Easy tricks on how to actually find time for yourself when your schedule is crazy.

Big thanks to Aveeno for sponsoring this post 

It’s so easy to get caught up in life. As modern women, we’ve been told we need to have it all – careers, families, relationships, and social lives. We have big goals and mountains of responsibilities. It’s great to aspire to be all that we can be, but this can take a toll on us as well. In our busy, crazy lives, we tend to forget we need to take time for ourselves.

We get exhausted and burnt out. And this problem leads to other problems. Which takes away from the ultimate goal of achieving all the things we want to achieve. So often, women are so busy making decisions for others that they tend to neglect taking time for themselves.  It’s been proven that self-care makes you more emotionally and physically capable of taking care of others.

Creating more personal time should at the top of your the list of goals you want to accomplish along with everything else. Finding as little as 15-30 minutes a day of uninterrupted, relaxing “me” time is so important. You need to make the time for ‘me’ time, in order to have ‘me’ time, it won’t just magically appear. Taking some time for yourself can be anything from taking a relaxing shower to exercising and doing some stretches. This time should be your time to unwind and do something nice for yourself.  Read on for some easy ‘me’ time ideas…

How to find time for yourself, tips and tricks

Finding my ‘me’ time

One of the best times to get some ‘me’ time in is during a bath/shower time.  It’s a little bit of time that everyone has for themselves. So many of us get in a habit of just showering like it’s a chore, doing it as quickly as possible and then rushing on to the next thing to do. But this is really the perfect time to pamper yourself a little.

One thing I always make sure to do is to care for my skin by keeping it moisturized and hydrated. It’s a little luxury I’ve always committed to and enjoyed. Lately, I’ve been using Aveeno’s new Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Collection and I just love the way it feels and smells.  This line formulated with Active Naturals Oatmeal and contains vitamins, proteins, lactic acid, and lipids found in rich Greek yogurt which saturates your skin with moisture, leaving it smooth and soft for 48 hours. I also love the cream body wash which is formulated to gently cleanse without stripping and drying my skin. The added bonus is how wonderful it smells. It makes my shower a relaxing experience and after I give my self a little treat by spending 5 minutes to moisturize and massage my body and skin. It provides an indulgent experience that is good for skin, as well as the senses, that you can treat yourself to at home, every day.

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Here are also a few more simple ideas on how you can fit in your me time into your busy schedule.

If You Have 5-10 Minutes

  • Sit on the patio and just enjoy the view, watch the clouds go by and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. No phone or laptop allowed!
  • Take quick walk around the block on your lunch break.
  • Breathe deeply and practice some mediation to help clear your mind.
  • Pet your pet. Focus for 5 minutes on cuddling with cat or dog. You’ll both feel better.
  • Put on your favorite playlist and hit shuffle. Then just sit and listen.

If You Have 15-30 Minutes

  • Soak in the tub. Plan so you’ll have some fabulous bath goodies on hand. Don’t forget a glass of ice water or wine.
  • Read one chapter of a book you’ve wanted to make time for. If you’re not so much into reading, flip through a magazine, work on crossword puzzle, or try other short escapes.
  • Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile just to chat and say hi.
  • Do a quick work out at home. There are tons of simple workout videos on Youtube you can do with your own body weight.
  • Watch your favorite tv show with a light snack.

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What’s your favorite way to spend a little ‘me’ time for yourself?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Alli Smith

    One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to take more “me” time and I’m happy to report that I have added breaks in my day to do fun things that help me relax and unwind. Exercise also helps. Enjoying me time ultimately gives me more energy and more creativity when it’s time to get back to work.

  • Jaime Nicole

    I just love Aveeno products! They saved my bacon numerous times with my youngest as she has a lot of skin issues. I will have to try them for me as well because I could definitely use more me time!

  • I love this we all need to take some more me time and Aveeno is such a great brand as well for pampering.

  • chubskulit

    My Me Time consist of gardening and working out. I am glad that I am given that time for myself to enjoy what I love to do.

  • michele d

    Me time is very important. I started this year with making promises to myself. Some of those were pampering and spoiling myself more often. I love using Aveeno too!

  • Maurene Cab

    I always take time for myself. It does not just benefit me, but also the people around me.

  • Sara-Jayne Jones

    I try so hard to have a little bit of me time – but mine is usually three minutes before my eyes close at night. Saying that, I have been using the Baby Aveeno that my son uses and it’s SO good on my skin, so it’s a fabulous three minutes! 🙂

  • I love your tips because I need all the encouragement to focus on giving myself me time. I do try to just relax before I go to work with a cup of coffee and music. Really puts in me in good mood to start my day off before the chaos begins.

  • I definitely agree about getting some me time. I try to relax with a great face mask!

  • Agnes Vazhure

    Me time is very important and I try to make room for it every week. Also love Aveeno products, its one of the better brands out there.

  • Rebecca Swenor

    Aveeno has awesome products that I have used in the past. The Aveeno’s new Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Collection is something I would love to try for sure. Thanks for sharing the information and great review.

  • Eloise Maoudj Riley

    OMG! ‘Me time’ is much needed to keep sanity in the world! I would love to treat myself to some Aveeno products while relaxing : ) I’m getting better at finding more time to take better care of myself and my skin while living the single motherhood! it’s hard!

  • I usually have about 15 minutes to myself in the mornings and I try to sit on my porch and enjoy my coffee in the peace and quiet!

  • I love Aveeno lotions. They are definitely great products to use when you’re pampering your self during your alone time.

  • I love the tips for fitting me time into your busy schedule. Sometimes we focus so much on the big actions, we forget there are many small ways to take a break and focus on yourself. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Natalia

    Oh, I like having me-time! I usually get up at 4-30 and have about 30 minutes for myself. i make a cup of coffe, sit at the table, find on my smartphone the youtube channel and watch my favourite film “Sex in the Big City”. Then I full of energy and joy.