It’s always important to take time for yourself and prioritise ‘me time.’ It can be difficult to do this in our busy daily life, but the benefits are extremely rewarding. Spending time alone is worthwhile and studies have shown that ‘me time’ helps increase productivity, happiness, and gratitude. And just remember, ‘me time’ is a way to celebrate yourself! Take time out of your busy day to unwind and recharge with these 3 top benefits of prioritising ‘me time.’
Taking time to do something solely for yourself helps enhance your mood, makes you feel more positive, and more fulfilled. High quality ‘me time’ helps strengthen your well-being and studies show that those who experience quality ‘me time’ enjoyed better work-life balance and were more engaged during a work day. Dr. McDowall, from Birkbeck’s University of London, says the following: “Our research suggests that if people take time out to recharge their batteries and experience the time taken out as high quality, this reaps benefits for their own psychological well-being, their family relationships and for their employers as they are more likely to perform better at work.”
Boost Your Relationships
Making yourself a priority is beneficial for your overall well-being, and shows people around you that you respect your own needs. ‘Me time’ helps put you in a healthy mindset, energising you and enhancing your happiness, allowing you to be in the best possible position to love and care for the people around you. ‘Me time’ may also help your appreciation of the relationships around you after spending some time alone.
Taking the time to be obligation-free with ‘me time’ every once and awhile helps take your mind off your daily stresses and allows you to relax and enjoy your day more. Make sure to treat yourself, whether that be a cup of coffee alone in a cafe with a good book or your favourite episode of Friends on Netflix. In the mood to surround yourself with silence? Try meditating. Meditation is the perfect way to clear out any negative thoughts you may be having and will help give you a positive outlook on life. If you have never meditated and don’t know how to start, try a TruBe session with one of our therapists. We’ll help clear your mind and take away your stress.
We hope these benefits have inspired you to take some ‘me time’ and enjoy being with yourself. Creating quiet time for yourself is crucial to helping become the best possible version of you.
Your TruBe Team