Are You Getting Enough Time For You?

As women, we are often spinning many plates on a daily basis. We juggle work, family life, running a home, planning time with family and friends, as well as ensuring the children’s social calendar is all running like clock work too!

At the moment, I don’t have to worry about the child aspect, however I completely get the rest of it and so I want to ask you a question today; do you ever take time out for yourself? I’m guessing there will be a the odd few of you that are nodding and saying yes but I would imagine the majority of you reading this are saying no, and perhaps even thinking, “time out for me”, what even is that?

Well firstly, if it makes you feel any better, you are not alone! I am just as guilty of this as perhaps you are and have to confess, I find it extremely difficult to take time out away from my business. My job is my passion, and I can honestly say, I truly love what I do, hence why I often find it hard to take a step back and do something just for me.

Is this a good place to be? One could argue, no it’s not! Don’t get me wrong I count myself so lucky to have the amazing clients I do and a job that makes my heart sing, however I also need to be realistic, excessive pressure and stress over time can lead to poor health, mental burnout and exhaustion.

This is why “me time” is so important and why I’ve decided to ditch the guilt! I need to change and actually use my day off as a day off, rather than using that time to work on my business. I’m going to spend more days at the place pictured above. I think us women give ourselves such a hard time on occasions. “Pampering” ourselves is often viewed as a luxury, but I now know, more than ever it’s not, it’s actually a necessity! We are no good to ourselves or anyone around us if we are mentally exhausted!

It doesn’t need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, just simple things often work well and are easier to stick to, like taking a warm bath full of bubbles, lighting your favourite candle or reading a good book, whatever it is that will help you unwind your mind and body after a busy day, you owe it to yourself!

So here’s to claiming back some well deserved “me-time” ladies because as the famous beauty company always says, “Because you’re worth it!”

Love, Nina x

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February Blog: Why “Me Time” Matters

Why Me Time Matters

As women, we are often juggling lots of things; work, family life, running a home and much more besides. I understand all too well, the pressures of keeping all those plates spinning, at the same time and in perfect unison with each other! So with that in mind, I have a question for you, Do you ever take time out for yourself? (I’m guessing many of you are shaking your head whilst reading this or thinking “time out” for me, what’s that?)

It’s no surprise really, us women put a lot of pressure on ourselves don’t we? However, I think that because we have perfected the art of multi-tasking so well, this can sometimes become a negative, why? Because many of us then feel guilty for taking some time out! I’m including myself in this to!

That said, we need to be realistic, excessive pressure and stress, over time can lead to poor health, mental burnout and exhaustion, which is never a good place to be. This is why “me time” is so important and why we need to ditch the guilt! “Pampering” ourselves is often viewed as a luxury, but I want to tell you, it’s not, it’s a necessity! So, with that in mind, my challenge to you for this month is to take some time out for you, everyday! Yes every single day I want you to claim some “me time!” That could be taking a warm bath full of bubbles, lighting some candles and applying a face mask or moisturising your tired feet after a long day, whatever it is, do this for you!

You are so important and self care is to, these things don’t have to cost a lot or even take up hours of time, but by doing one or all of them each day, you are showing yourself a whole lot of love and respect and you deserve this! I’ll also be taking the challenge so you are not alone!

I would love to know how you are getting on with this, so feel free to leave me a comment below or head over to my Facebook page and we can have a chat about it!

Here’s to claiming back our “me time” because it really does matter!

Love, Nina x