I woke up early in the morning, the windows are lit in the sun, and birds are chirping away my favourite morning song. The feeling is so absolutely beautiful and charges me with positive energy. Kinda wish every morning felt the same.
Mornings should be relaxed, to give us a chance to start our day well…yeah, but when we want to live our dream (and pay our bills), we have to sacrifice a lot…and not only our mornings. Why am I telling you all this? Sometimes we get so wrapped in our own worlds and everyday stresses we forget about the most important thing “to live our lives”. I’ve started this series as a reminder to us all that we deserve a little bit of “Me Time”.
I would like to believe we can find our own little adventures during the day that would lift our spirits and enjoy our lives. Hence I started this “Project Me Time” where I’m hoping to inspire you to look after yourselves a bit more.
For the past week I’ve been savouring every little moment I could so I can try myself whether or not we can have a Me Time everyday. In this week’s episode, I’m going to let you know how that went.
Monday – I Lit A Candle & Played A Board Game
…to my husbands horror I switched the TV off and placed Monopoly on the table. He was mortified while I ignored his poor excuses that all he wants to do is “chill and watch a bit of TV.”
Two hours later he completely crushed me and I gave in…there was no point of us continuing, he literally owned everything and I guess he had his revenge.
Tuesday – Read An Actual Book
Reading…That used to be my ultimate favourite activity. The moment I can freely and comfortably snuggle up in my blanket with a nice warm cup of tea and indulge in the latest adventures of the current book heroes, was truly priceless. I’ve been longing to return to this hobby of mine for what feels like centuries and I’m hoping I can stick to it.
Wednesday – Enjoyed A Tea Break
I love a good cup of tea…or a coffee…and I adore my weekend coffee breaks, the time I get to shut myself off from the world and enjoy a nice cuppa of my favourite beverage whilst reading a book/magazine/favourite blog. I’m a big speciality tea fan and I get delicious teas from all over the world but wy should I enjoy them on wekends only?
So I decided I’ll get a pretty cup for work (yes, because I’m that shallow and speciality tea should not be drunk from an ordinary cup…just for the experience) and I enjoyed my tea breaks ever since, not just once a week. And if you care to know, my productivity went through the roof.
Thursday – Did My Nails!
Quite a busy day involving a big client’s meeting and a 4 hours drive resulted in me being knocked down by 9pm. Just before that I managed to make a lovely dinner and sat down to wind down. I decided not to involve TV, instead made myself a herb tea, called my grandma and did my nails.
Friday – Was Social
This Friday was a traditional fish and chips Friday with my husbands family. Sometimes all you need is a time with your loved ones, whether that is family or friends. A good chat and laugh is all we need sometimes, don’t you think?
Saturday – Went For A Walk
This is such an easy task. I try to go out for a walk every weekend. Me and my husband tend to want to leave the erratic city life behind for a moment or two and re-connect with nature. I’m a person who craves light and can’t be locked up in the house for too long.
A good walk in nature is beneficial for you! It’s proven that walking in nature may soothe the mind, make you happier and more content.
I did forget my camera on Saturday, so there will be no recent picture so I decided to add a picture of my favourite place in Yorkshire – The Yorkshire Sculpture park.
Sunday – Had A Bath
…or a beauty time! Ah I do love my Sunday evenings. This is the time when I’m finally by myself. The house is clean, food cooked, posts written, pictures edited and I can finally relax. It’s time to put my mask on, grab my kindle, fill the bath with hot water (and salt crystals of some kind)…and fall into relaxation. Don’t you just love days like these? The whole process lasts about an hour but oh boy, do I feel like a princess afterwards!
I would also love to add a bit of jogging after work but I’m waiting for
the light.spring to come. It’s just too dark in the evening at the minute and I’m miss scaredy cat.
What about you lovelies, do you accept the challenge to find the time for yourself every day during the week? It sounds hard, but it’s actually easier that I had thought. You have to think ahead and plan your “Me Time” responsibly.
Anyone else wants to join me and my little Project Me Time, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.