Why ‘Me Time’ Is Important For Women

The author talks about the importance of 'me time' for women, who are mostly overwhelmed with the burden of responsibilities and are stressed.

The author talks about the importance of ‘me time’ for women, who are mostly overwhelmed with the burden of responsibilities and are stressed.

I’ve always been a fan of having some or shall I say a lot of “ME TIME” as it lets me be ‘me’. Being who you are is utmost important to be in alignment with our values and beliefs and also to build courage and maintain our own identity.

I believe there isn’t any women who doesn’t like having some time for their own self out of their busy schedules. Still, if you disagree, probably you are already getting some time for yourself. Lucky you!

But yes there are many who would like to know as to how to get or take some time out for themselves?  Most of the time, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world, which tries to influence who you are and what shall you give priority to.

This pressure increases manifold especially when you’re a woman and motherhood adds on to it. ‘Me time’ is enjoying some quality time with yourself.

The main reason why we women don’t get our ‘me time’ is because we play multiple roles together. We play the role of a wife, mother, daughter-in-law, leader. We just run around all day to accomplish multiple tasks and are adjusting in every step of the way. And we don’t realize but we get exposed to depression, low self-confidence, anxiety and stress.

One of my friends, has a two year old daughter. She’s a SAHM. She was working as an international air hostess before welcoming her little angel in this world. While she was discussing her present life and issues related to it, I realized that the main issue was that she needed some ‘me time’. She didn’t get any ‘me time’ for the last two years. She hasn’t been out for a movie, she waits for months before she visits a parlor, as she doesn’t take care of herself thinking she doesn’t have to go out anywhere. She herself doesn’t remember when did she last spend a little time with herself.

I could so relate to her as I was in the same state, till my daughter turned one but, fortunately I figured it soon and started working on it and now I’m my FIRST priority.

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Sometimes you have to break from the grind, clear your mind and enjoy some “ME” time.

The first question we should ask ourselves is “Who’s stopping us?”

Ladies! It’s alright to keep the baby with the dad or someone close for a few hours or for a day and go out.

  • In the meantime, you can go to the parlor, shopping, restaurant or just to meet an old friend(self invite yourself).
  • If you don’t feel like cooking on some days, order on Zomato or swiggy.(There are plenty of options available out there).
  • Schedule your day in accordance with the schedules of other family members in the house. Remember you must HAVE a schedule for yourself instead of randomly doing everything every time and still feeling overwhelmed.
  • Let’s say if your husband leaves by 8 am in the morning, you can go to yoga by 6 am(it’s just an example). Prepare the food a night before or at least prep the ingredients so that you can save some time in the morning for your morning routine.
  • Join weekend hobby classes for your own. You can even start teaching something to kids around if you’re on a career break and have no plans to join back.

Self Care is essential for happiness and it can be done in many different ways.

You might need to explore what works for you but surely you should figure it out before it gets too late and lose your real self in the grind.

Just fall in love with yourself again and each day my darling!

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Preeti Bhardwaj

Namaste !!! I'm Preeti Bhardwaj who's a working mummy of a beautiful, courageous not so little girl. I was an entrepreneur who's now working in an ED tech company and also trying to read more...

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