Most of us spend our day giving so much of ourselves to others that it’s easy to get burnt out quickly or not have enough energy for much else. Making time for yourself is not only crucial for your own well-being, but everyone else’s benefit as we continue to give ourselves to their causes.
It’s always so hard to find time for yourself, especially as more and more responsibilities pile up on your plate. Get the kids ready for school, make breakfast, do laundry, get showered, dressed and ready for the day, work, meetings, take the kids to soccer practice, help a friend move, dinner, sleep. Then do it all over again. Okay okay so maybe you don’t have kids or have to do that much. It does vary, yes. But you get the point — it’s easy to lose the day to responsibilities. So, where are we able to fit in some more ME-TIME? Well, according to Live Mint’s article, it’s in the morning before the world gets going.
“You need to make sure that the time you set aside does not place undue stress on the rest of your family. Thus, watching a film each evening before you go to bed sounds like a good idea until you realize that this is also the only time you get each evening to have a chat with the spouse or the children. Besides, if you’re like me, you probably like staying up late at night working on projects. You’re probably beginning to see why early mornings are the best time of day for some me-time, well before you’ve been pulled into the rigmarole of everyday life and those emails have started pinging in. Yes, yes, 5 in the morning is a bit much. But imagine the sheer joy of watching the latest Netflix smash hit or reading through a Jo Nesbo while the world is still asleep, the coffee is fresh, and workplace crises are still beyond the horizon. Once you start your day with an hour or so of leisure, the rest of the slog seems all that much lighter.”
They bring up some good points about getting up earlier than everyone else. And trust us when we say it’s a different feel than staying up late. Yes, most of the world is still asleep, but waking up early gets you feeling like you can take on the day a lot easier because you’re not playing catch-up. Instead, you’ve been preparing in your own personal way for things to come that day.