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Taking Time For You

Aug 17, 2007
It is of vital importance that each of us take some time out of each day for ourselves. With busy schedules, work, kids, and a million things going on in our lives each day, unfortunately this isn't nearly as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it gets so unbelievably hectic that we even completely forget about ourselves, due to being so focused on tasks at hand.

But as impossible as it seems, it is extremely important to specifically set aside a little "me" time each day. The best way to accomplish this is to set aside your "me" time at the same time each day. If you can commit to just 30 minutes a morning or evening, this will help your outlook and mood immensely. However if it really isn't possible to set aside a specific time, you still need to try and fit it in as you can throughout the day. You will be surprised at how much this affects your life!

"But what do I DO during my "me" time?", you ask. Simply put, it is YOUR time, so do exactly whatever YOU want to do. Whether its reading a good book, meditating, taking a bath, watching T.V., or simply writing a letter to a friend, what is most important is that it is something that you want to do that pampers you!

When you do get your special time though, make sure it really is special. Go for the whole hog, so to speak. If you are going to take a bath, take one with lots of bubbles, candles, and hot tea. If you are going to read a book, curl up in front of the fireplace, get out a comfy blanket, and dim the lights. Make sure you make the absolute MOST of your special time.

Pay attention to your 5 senses when paying special attention to yourself. Make sure that you pamper your ears (music or relaxation CDs), eyes (either closed with cucumbers or a cool rag or open reading a book or watching something peaceful to you - whether it is the television or birds in your yard), nose (scented candles, incense and other scented items, mouth (make sure you have either your favorite drink or some chocolates or ice cream...whatever is a treat for you!), and finally touch (make sure you are as comfortable and relaxed as you can be!).

If you do this for only 30 minutes a day, or more if you can, you will notice a drastic change in your personality and outlook on life. I guarantee this is the best way to bring more positivity into your life!
About the Author
Stephanie Davies is a 27 year old Missourian with a loving husband and an 8 year old son. She currently owns her own business which sells handmade candles, incense, bath & body products and other handcrafted products at http://www.mystickalincense.com .
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