How to make time for some 'me time'

First published: 21-11-2014


Ever feel like you're burning the candle at both ends? Every now and then, we all deserve some quality time to ourselves. Although it's easy to feel guilty about doing so, especially if you're used to putting work and others first, taking time out of your busy schedule in order to relax and unwind is important for both your personal and professional life. Here at Watch Shop, we're well aware this is easier said than done, so we've put together this handy little blog post to give you a push in the right direction.

A date in the diary


In the same way as with dentist appointments and important meetings, ensuring that your 'me time' is jotted down on a certain date (or dates!) and at a specific time in your diary is vital. In doing so, you're far more likely to stick to your schedule and put yourself first for a change, so don't be afraid to book that day off work. If all else fails, try setting your alarm on your wrist watch so that there's no chance of you forgetting to take that well-earned break. Once you return to your busy routine after a period of rest, we can guarantee that you'll be feeling refreshed, revitalised, and ready for action!

'Me time' well spent

As the name would suggest, how you spend your 'me time' is, of course, entirely up to you. Relaxing and enjoyable activities, such as socialising with friends, exercising, or cooking, are arguably the best way to spend your 'me time', but it really is all down to personal preference.


You could even use the time to do something fulfilling and constructive, such as learning a new skill. Learning how to knit, play an instrument or speak a new language are just a few examples of invaluable skills that are both rewarding and fun to learn!

Simple pleasures

While going on a luxurious spa day or jetting off to foreign climes may be some of the more obvious ways to recharge your batteries, indulging in some much-needed 'me time' doesn't have to be extravagant or expensive. Go for a leisurely stroll amongst nature, have a long hot soak in the bath, or immerse yourself in your favourite book. As the saying goes, the best things in life are for free!

Strong support network

If it's, say, looking after the little ones or elderly relatives that you're taking time out from, you'll need a supportive bunch around you to hold the fort while you're enjoying some much-needed rest. Be it your partner, parents or a next door neighbour, knowing that help is at hand will put your mind at ease and make your 'me time' all the more enjoyable.

So go on, follow our advice, step away from that huge pile of work or washing and start making plans for number one. You deserve it!


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