The Importance of ‘Me-time’

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.

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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’.

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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?

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A Cornish Mum

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9 comments

  1. Ahhh I had that Guiness hat – good times! Me-time is so important, I have to have some everyday, otherwise I’d go crazy. Obviously the majority of my time is family time, which is great, but I see evenings when I’m blogging, or when I’m reading my book on my commute into work as my me-time and I love it. #Picknmix Sabrina xx

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  2. Having a bit of me time is so so important. Obviously I love spending time with my son and husband but the evenings are my time when I get to sit down and blog! I also go out every weds evening to my local choir which is literally one of the best things I’ve ever done – I get to be me, and not mummy, just for a few hours! xx #thisweekIveloved

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  3. I love a bit of me time and this is when I blog now – I love it. But like you I can’t be alone for too long. Family time is great but when you are a mum you are never off duty are you? And one of mine is 19!!!! Sometimes you just have to hand over the reins ha! X

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  4. Gosh, you’re so right, it’s so important but do we ever really get enough of it? And time as a couple too? Kids completely take over but we love them for it!! My blogging time is definitely me time. I love and I get to be me. Hubby will probably say I get too much of it, me? I’m not so sure!! Thanks so much for linking up with#thisweekiveloved. Xx

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  5. I’ve always loved me-time and always will. I grew up in a large family and lots of friends so I’m used to being around people but I’ve always loved snuggling up alone with a book or a film or a bath. With a baby that all quickly went out the window! My husband works shifts so I sometimes have evenings all to myself when he’s at work and even though I love my evenings with him, my nights alone are sometimes just what I need after a long day with a toddler! #HappyDays

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  6. It’s something I am getting better at doing. When I first became a mummy I used to feel guilty for anything I remotely considered as ‘me-time’ but now I realise that it’s healthy for me to have some time to myself and it’s good for my daughter too.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

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  7. Before I started blogging I had way too much alone time! All the craving for me time when they were small and once they were at school full time I had no idea what to do with myself…the novelty definitely wore off šŸ˜‰ Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  8. I don’t like being on my own so rarely do it. However I do feel refreshed if I ever get half an hour to myself. Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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