I’m sure we all know what I mean by ‘me-time’ but do we all truly value it or get enough of it?
As a parent, my time for just me has significantly been reduced but it many ways I think this adds more value to it.
Looking back at my single life at university, I had too much time to myself. I’m not saying I was a complete loser who had no mates (some may disagree), but I have always craved company of others. So there were times when I would loathe ‘me-time’.
Research suggests that too much alone time breeds bad sleep habits and can lower your immune system.
On the other hand, not taking enough time by yourself can affect relationships.
I still don’t like being alone for very long but these days I do enjoy taking an extra 20 minutes getting ready (when I get the chance).
When you consider a shower a luxury most days, taking more than half an hour to do my hair and makeup is my ‘me-time’.
But without these crucial 20 minutes here and there, I’m sure I would be a lot less happy.
Time with the children, although precious, really isn’t the same as time in other adult company. So, although I value my time with just me and my thoughts, engaging with others is what I really enjoy.
Do you think you get enough alone time? Do you see it as important or is time with thw family more important to you?