It is amazing how much you can love your family, want to be with your kids and at the same time just crave some time alone. I have noticed lately that come Sunday morning, all I want is time for myself, to do what I have been putting off all week and to do it in silence. Don't get me wrong, I love having my loving fiance and his kids around, but sometimes I just need me time. So I have come up with little times during the week that respectfully belong to me. For instance, while I am cooking dinner, I am generally left alone. While I'm in the kitchen baking, I get to keep my piece of mind. My time while doing yoga before bed is strictly me time and every once in a while Sunday mornings the house is empty and I get to clear my head.
Why is this important? Because I would probably go crazy. I don't have any one constantly questioning me, and I can get more accomplished with no one else home than if I were moving around several bodies. I think that it is important for everyone, for their own health and sanity, to take a break and breath. Do something for yourself once in a while. Shut off your phone, close the computer, and make time for yourself. It makes me feel a better sense of self and a little more self worth afterwards, which is something I severly lack after a week of sensless work and busy go go go all the time.
What about you? How do you get your me time in? And why do you feel it is important?