30 minutes of ‘me time’ a day
I’ve made a commitment or ‘new years resolution’ this year to dedicate a bit more time to me. Yes, ‘me time’ as a mother, sister, business woman, wife and friend almost seems excessive and impossible but then when you realise how short that really is in a 24 hour period, I think maybe I should stop being so hard on myself and we should all embrace this idea.
What to do with 30 minutes
So after making this little pledge I had to think long and hard as to what I could do with that time – read, relax, walk, learn a new language… where do you begin?
After reviewing my lifestyle, the fact I run around after 2 active kiddies and live in a beautiful and hot country – I figured maybe I should start with fitness. I’m not talking 2 hours in the gym every day, not dropping ‘x’ amount of kilos in a set time, or running a race – just to do 30 minutes. Simple.
The benefits of 30 minutes of exercise
I get to wake up later (true!). I roll out of bed, put on my gym clothes and don’t even brush my teeth, it’s fab the extra 10 minutes I get to sleep in. Sorry parents at the school drop off but that’s all I’m capable of giving early doors so don’t stand too close okay? The fact that I am a freelancer helps me with the routine I need to achieve this. After drop off I am already dressed for gym so why not head that way…
Breaking my sessions down to 3 ten minute sessions helps. Bite size chunks!
Because I keep it so simple I’ve got friends joining in too. Fun & motivational all round #ThisGirlCan
Feel good factor, it’s true I feel much better inside & out. So I figure that’s my 30 minutes well spent.
And also everyone knows it’s illegal to train on the weekend so I’ve got this Monday – Friday thing down.
What else can you do in 30 minutes?
I’ve read some brilliant articles, quite funny ones too and some totally crazy but here’s my best:
Take a 30 minute break and work on something that’s meaningful to you. Engage yourself in a meaningful personal project, or pull the trigger on starting something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, but haven’t yet had the resolve to do.
“try not to think about penguins”
“pretend you are a robot”
And finally “If you have nothing at all do write a list of possible things you could do in 30 minutes…in 30 minutes”
Let’s see how long this lasts hey? I hope you’ll reflect on your day and spoil yourself with 30 minutes of doing something that will make you happy, fulfilled, laugh or just plain enjoy.
P.s. if you are bored and want a challenge for what you can do in 30 minutes, check these out: