You can't pour from an empty cup, so counsellor Sarah Barr has tips to help you create ‘Me’ time to reconnect with your true self.
Life can be hectic, chaotic, noisy…
It is so easy to feel overwhelmed by it all, no matter who you are or what your social media feed or stories say.
Yet as a culture, we still have so many negatives associated with admitting that life can be hard, messy and crap at times.
Perhaps the belief of only showing our ‘best’ self, is one of the reasons why so many of us are struggling to show our true self.
This belief is often driven by the fear of being rejected or not seen as good enough.
Often then we will say ‘yes’ and become a people pleaser.
Being ‘authentic’ or genuine is all about embracing who you are.
Staying true to your values and your beliefs can help you when you are feeling overwhelmed.
If you compromise too much of who you are, to fit in or to feel accepted. You may start to feel anxious.
Why you need ‘Me’ Time?
During stressful times, it’s important to take some time out for yourself. Even if it’s just 10 minutes a day to enjoy a cup of tea.
Making time for yourself isn’t selfish.
Here are 3 tips to help you create ‘Me’ time to reconnect to your true self.
• View your relationships as investments.
If you start to treat your time as money, who would you invest in?
Do a personal audit and make sure you give the most time to those you care about.
By investing your energy in the relationships that matter. You will begin to understand the real value of time and how to manage it more effectively.
• Saying NO.
If you’re starting to run on empty, then don’t be tempted to take on more responsibilities.
If you find it difficult to say ‘No’, look at other ways you can say it, such as; ‘Can I think about that’s or ‘I am sorry that doesn’t suit’. You don’t have to justify or feel guilty for saying ‘No’.
• Schedule your ‘me’ time.
By trying to treat your ‘me’ time as if you had an important appointment or meeting. Turn off your phone and reschedule your time, of you need to.
Take Care ~ Sarah.