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The Importance of Me Time


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Monday, July 21, 2014

We are al so busy caring for family, the home,doing stuff at work and generally rushing around that we forget about ourselves.

It is important to some time just for you.



Here are some reasons to take some Me time
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I get caught up in the home and caring for DH and forget that I too need time to do things I love.
So I have taken some time out of the day to pursue my creativity by embellishing my journals.


Listen to music


Read a book


Relax in the garden


Pamper yourself


Paint


What ever it is make sure you are going to be interrupted so no phone calls, no one asking where is this or that no TV blaring in the back ground, unless you have decided to watch a film you like as your me time.

I have had to take the time for me so that I can cope with everything else. Yes I knit each day but that is not always me time. The time I set aside for me is for something I love to do just for myself. So I am making time to be creative as I have neglected that side of things and I miss it.
Listening to music I love at a sound level I like or reading a book in the garden is something I love so I am taking time out to do just that.

It is not selfish it is important to do something for yourself it has taken me years to learn this and finally I get it.
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WHITEANGEL4 12/13/2014 10:28PM

    Great blog. I work hard and then it will hit me and I stop everything and take a me day, Hubby can wake in from work and tell it has been one of those days. He continues it for me by making me a drink or a glass of wine and going into the kitchen and preparing dinner or taking me out. It rejuvenates me

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MAYBER 11/21/2014 7:36PM

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GRAMPIAN 11/21/2014 6:14AM

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DIDMIS 10/18/2014 9:33PM

    Love the pictures and it is so true. Do it while you can.

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TERRIJ7 10/10/2014 9:41AM

    We all have to recharge our batteries. Good advice here.

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CINDYLOU4782 8/21/2014 12:44PM

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MRSRIGS1 8/11/2014 5:16PM

    ABSOLUTELY! I agree!

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STEVIEBEE569 8/6/2014 9:34AM

    Absolutely! Thanks for sharing!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 7/31/2014 7:11AM

    I love this idea. It's true, but I often forget, if I don't take care of me, who will take care of him when I am gone...
Thanks
J


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AMBER461 7/29/2014 10:45PM

  We'll said, thanks for sharing.

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MTRANCHWOMAN 7/29/2014 6:20PM

    When I was younger and raising a family with a full time job, my ME time was one hour in the morning before anyone else was up. At that time it was a cup of coffee, a cigarette and the morning paper. I still drink coffee but gave up the other two.

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MAKING-PROGRESS 7/27/2014 6:54PM

    Excellent Blog! I whole heartedly agree! Couldn't have said it better :-)

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STILLMENEWBODY 7/27/2014 4:37PM

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MARCELA_OLEGA 7/26/2014 12:17PM

    all the things we do has just one final meaning which is that we are happy.

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WALLPER26 7/25/2014 4:39PM

    emoticon Nicely said. Congrats on realizing this in your 20's. Keep up the good work!

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MAGMATTIN 7/25/2014 2:54PM

  I too love my time being creative......it shuts out the negative and lets me fly

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AARDVARK28 7/25/2014 12:06PM

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to take time for myself.

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AMBER461 7/24/2014 8:34PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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SPARKYFLOWER 7/24/2014 7:42PM

    Very Inspiring, loved your photos. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 7/24/2014 3:47PM

    You are right...about every two weeks or so I have to take a me day

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GRACED777 7/24/2014 1:45PM

    I have to live thoughtfully and purposefully, or I am not valuing the life I've been given.

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PATRICIA-CR 7/24/2014 12:55PM

    emoticon Excellent blog! emoticon

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AMYSNEWSPARK 7/24/2014 12:23PM

    Love this, thanks!

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LCRUMLEY81 7/24/2014 10:46AM

  me time is important

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SHARONCAPPS 7/24/2014 8:40AM

  I agree. Thanks for sharing,

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JERICHO1991 7/24/2014 8:14AM

    I'm finally getting it too.

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LEANMEAN2 7/24/2014 7:14AM

    I definitely agree!

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CICELY360 7/23/2014 11:34PM

  good blog

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RENATA144 7/23/2014 11:29PM

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I Loved your beautiful & meaningful blog !

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SASSYTHING52 7/23/2014 11:01PM

    i need meeeeeeeeeee time

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LITESTORMX2 7/23/2014 12:56PM

    I am really struggling to find that balance. It is something I crave & I continue to strive to work on. Thanks for the reminder!

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SECONDCHANCE58 7/23/2014 12:05PM

    I'm working on telling family and friends no. Because if I don't I will not have me time.

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LIMEGREEN2014 7/23/2014 11:51AM

    Great reminder for us all. "Me time" as a mom and career woman can be hard to fit in, but such a benefit to everyone and everything when we do. Thanks for making us remember ourselves!

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BIKINIBOTTOM56 7/23/2014 11:40AM

    Congrats on your blog being featured. What excellent advice, in fact I'm indulging myself right now...looking at Perry Mason and giving myself a foot soak/massage.

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BIKINIBOTTOM56 7/23/2014 11:39AM

    Congrats on your blog being featured. What excellent advice, in fact I'm indulging myself right now...looking at Perry Mason and giving myself a foot soak/massage.

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JIBBIE49 7/23/2014 9:13AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail.

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ANGELN325 7/23/2014 7:05AM

    I agree. I get up early just so I can have some uninterrupted time to do what I want to do and get me ready for my day.

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SNOW365 7/23/2014 5:12AM

    Enjoyed this blog! Thanks for sharing!

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