If you find taking “me time” to be a difficult, or even impossible, task, it’s important to ask yourself why. Do you feel guilty or believe it’s selfish? Many women we have spoken with fear that they’re self-absorbed or letting others down if they switch off and take me time. In fact, taking care of yourself is neither selfish nor will it negatively impact your work. When you take care of yourself, you become calmer, more patient, and happier. You also become more productive. Try scheduling in 30 minutes a day in your calendar just for you at least 5 times a week. If you plan it and write it down, it is much more likely to actually happen. Use the time to exercise, take a walk or catch up with friends and family. Taking a baby step and making it a routine is a great way to insure YOU time becomes a necessity not a infrequent luxury.
Co-Founder, Buttoned Up (www.getbuttonedup.com) Organizational Maniac, mom, entrepreneur,CPA, MBA, wife and lover of uncomplicated organizational solutions. Embrace imperfection! Alicia Rockmore