Personally I enjoyed spending time with friends, lots of good conversation, pumpkin pie, and champagne cosmos. I had a great weekend of walking around NYC, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather and brainstorming what my 2012 challenges are going to be.
After a few days full of socializing and being in life my mind was craving “me” time. You know- silence, sitting still with my thoughts, catching up with sleep, etc. I was lucky enough to have the flexibility to cancel plans, leave a couple of days without any structured activities. Well I feel refreshed.
Why Me Time is important? It is an opportunity to get grounded and connected into my desires, into my true self. It’s my breathing room in between experiences, feelings and growth. Me time is not a selfish act, it is the one action that we can take towards our own sanity.
What happens during the holiday season? Between work, family, parties and other commitments in between, well Me Time becomes a selfish act that we put in the back burner until January 2, 2012.
How can I incorporate more me time if I don’t have the time, resources, or luxury to disconnect from the rest of the world?
- Bathroom! From bubble bath (yes that’s a luxury) to long hot showers, deep conditioning 10 minute mask? Well this is the spot that you can take 5 to even 30 minutes to disconnect from the rest of the world for a bit. Here is a secret: my best million dollar ideas always come when I am showering.
- Errand Runs: Sometimes running an errand whether is grabbing coffee or going to the supermarket is the best way to get a few minutes away. To take a break and get refreshed moving forward.
- Quick Gratitude List Check-in: Whether is writing them down in my journal or emailing it to one of my communities. It reminds me all of the things that I have to be grateful for, the abundance in my life, and to be back in the present moment.
I want to hear from you, how do you include some me time into your holiday season?