7 Activities to Carve out “Me Time”

Article by Courtney Obeirne

Most of us know and agree that self-care is essential to a happy life.  While this includes eating right and being active, a commonly overlooked element is “me time”.

Yes, carving out “me time” between work, kids, friends, and your significant other can be difficult but we at Always for Me feel it’s a must!

Below are a few “Me Time” ideas to get you started.

 

  1. Facials

Facials are a great way to relax and to take a moment to pamper yourself.  A professional hour long facial allows you to relax or even catch some Zzzz’s as the technician works her magic.

For those on a budget, there are a range of at-home products that can help you achieve that spa like “glow”.

Facials can be a great activity to do for a “girls night in.”

Pro Tip: For added relaxation, put your phone on silent. Trust us, it’s worth it!

 

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  1. Massage away your worries

What better way to relax than to have a massage?

The benefits of massages are started to be recognized, in fact, many offices and Universities have started offering massages to help encourage employees and students to take a “me moment” and relax.

There are many options, from high-end professional massages to at home products that work out the kinks of life.

Pro Tip: Think outside the box. Try that new roller you saw online, or ask your significant other to trade massage sessions with you.

 

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  1. Channel your Inner Yogi

Yoga is a great way to help you center your body and mind.

Whether you go to a class or find some moves online to try in the comfort of your home, yoga can be a great “me time” activity.

Since yoga encourages everyone to focus on their breathing, it can be the perfect way to slow down our busy lives.

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to incorporate yoga on your next trip to the beach. To get some ideas for yoga moves that are perfect for the sun and sand, check out our blog post here.

 

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  1. Mani-Pedi 

Between all the juggling you do on a daily basis, it’s understandable that our nails and their appearance get pushed aside.

Take an hour and treat yourself to a professional mani-pedi, or host a nail party at your house and catch up with friends.

Pro Tip: Many salons offer weekday deals and some even offer punch cards that can be used towards free nail sessions in the future.

 

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  1. Escape with a Good Book

One of the best ways to unwind and create “me time” is to escape through a good book.

This summer head to your favorite coffee shop hit the beach or pool, or find a quiet place in your home and allow yourself to get lost in that best-selling novel or trashy magazine.

Pro Tip: Look for our upcoming blog that features great summer reads that inspire, coming soon!

 

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  1. Take a Bath

Don’t have time to leave the house?

That’s ok, simply run yourself a warm bath and catch up on the latest fashion magazine or book that you have been wanting to read (see above tip #5).

Don’t forget to turn off your phone to maximize your “me time”.

Pro Tip: Create your own little oasis of calm. Try lighting candles, adding some bath beads or powder, or playing soft music.

 

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  1. Shopping

Ok, this one might not be ideal for everyone, but a little retail therapy can work wonders!

You don’t have to break the bank, try taking a walk through the mall or around your city and window shop.

Pro tip: Now is also a great time to check out all the new Plus Size Swimwear and cover ups at Always for Me.

 

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