One of the best kept beauty secrets is, me time.
What is, me time?
It’s that time that we never take. It is that time that we promise ourselves on a regular basis, time to spend doing whatever it is that gives us pleasure, helps us relax and allows us to re-charge the batteries.
Me time enables us to be the best version of ourselves.
I don’t see it as selfish time, I see me time as mandatory. Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe it is the one beauty essential that we women often neglect.
This past weekend I was fortunate to have plenty of me time.
In the perfect Provencal setting I enjoyed the company of a group of like-minded and interesting women. Some were friends already, the rest have become new friends. The weekend was the rejuvenation I didn’t know I needed. Their company was energising, it was inspiring and it was so much fun.The laughter made me remember why we women are such good company together.
Time spent not thinking about what I should be doing but spent on myself was as good as any therapy session. Much better.
Sometimes I fear we women neglect ourselves when it comes to me time.
We focus on making sure our beauty treatments are regular, we schedule our haircut and colour without thinking and we update our wardrobes on a seasonal basis. Then we are frenetic making sure everyone and everything fits into our busy agendas. The children come first, we listen to our partners and offer the guidance they need and we are first to jump in and support our friends.
This is what we should and what we want to do but this does not exclude taking a little time for ourselves. If we stop, relax and breathe from time to time, prioritise ourselves, then I believe we will naturally be better mothers, partners, friends and professionals.
Finding the, me time is so, so much harder than it sounds.
Truthfully, I never do and I always seem to find the perfect excuses of why I shouldn’t. Who am I kidding? Me time is like exercise; if you want to you can find the time.
Are you managing the, me time? xv
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets