Speak to any woman, be they a mother or business woman and they will no doubt all tell you that finding time for themselves is near impossible unless you are strict with their rules and make time each week to do something for themselves.
It is so important that we take time out of our busy lives to do something that will make us feel good and allow us time to unwind and forget about all the stresses that life brings with it.
So to help you on your way to balancing a busy life with your own health and happiness, here are some great ideas to maximise your me time and maybe find some activities that you have never thought of trying before.
If you are looking for something not only to do for yourself but will help with your overall well-being, Yoga is probably one of the best things you could try. You may be wondering how you will fit a class in and yes, going to a class each week may take up a large chunk of your time but it will help you socialise with a new group of people and this gives a two-fold bonus to you. If you really can’t make a class due to commitments, not to worry, there are lots of great Yoga teachers on YouTube, I find spending 10 minutes in the morning following one of these routines really sets me up for the day and clears my mind and stretches my muscles and ultimately leaves me feeling content for the day ahead.
Online games can be addictive, so a word of warning before we begin. Set yourself a timer so that you only play games online for a limited amount of time so you don’t find yourself spending too long on them. There are many different types of online games to choose from, apps on your phone or tablet, online bingo games such as cleopatra slot game to console games. Some are educational and others could help you get fitter, think about what you might like and give it ago.
This is a great activity that you can do easily each day. I have really stepped up my reading over the past year, partly due to my degree but also because I find it a great way to actually spend time doing something I really enjoy and is just for me. I tend to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction and recently have started listening to books too. This way I can actually read more than one book at a time without losing the plots! Making time to read also is a great way to show children how important reading is and that it is not just something you have to do for school.