‘Me Time’ is a very popular concept in the ‘mummy’ world at the moment. Everywhere you look, someone is telling mums that they need some time for themselves, away from the demands of parenting.
For some reason, going to the gym is the most common ‘taking time for yourself’ idea. I joined the gym this week in an attempt to tackle weight loss, a lower back injury and general un-fit-ness (if that’s not a word, I’m making it one!)
But I certainly don’t consider sweating and exercising my muscles to the point of exhaustion to be ‘me time’. Going to the gym is important for me at the moment, but it’s work- not relaxation. I have to make an effort to schedule gym classes in, and then maintain the motivation to actually turn up. This is not ‘me time’.
‘Me time’ shouldn’t need motivation. It needs to be an activity that always, reliably gives you pure pleasure or relaxation. I guess the gym does that for some people-not me!
I’ve had lots of ‘me time’ over these past two weeks of school holidays. I’ve had to fight for it and have been frequently interrupted, but I’ve loved it. What’s my version of ‘me time’?
I’ve had my head stuck in a series of 5 books. Getting totally sucked into characters and their worlds and not wanting to do anything else but get back to my book. That’s my idea of pure pleasure and relaxation.
What do you consider as ‘me time’?
(One of my rules for this blog is to only include my own photos, but reading deserves an exception!)