Busyness runs in my genes. Running around like a chicken with your head cut off was invented by my family. My mother actually does it best. It’s like she always has something to do. And it’s not just something, it’s like the-worlds-going-to-end if she doesn’t do it kind of thing.
As you can probably imagine, that gets quite stressful. So since the busyness gene was passed down to me, I try to make a point to carve out some “me” time.
“Me” Time #1: The 1st “me” time I turn to is actually not me time at all. It’s actually “our” time. Me and God. Losing myself in His word reminds me of everything that has happened in my life. The pain, suffering, triumphs, battles, blessings, ect. As Paul tells Timothy, it’s all about fighting the good fight of faith. And I think after everything God has done for me, for you, and for this world, that’s the least we can do.
“Me” Time #2: I’m really not very girly, but I actually really enjoy painting my nails. It’s just relaxing, and I love trying to create something funky.
“Me” Time #3: One of my favorite ways to relax and just zone out, is to actually listen to music. I’m a HUGE music lover. I can’t stand silence. I need music at all times. Current favorite?
“Me” Time #5: Last but not least, working out. Especially if it involves my soccer ball. And definitely if I’m the only one on the giant field at 7AM. There’s just something so peaceful about me and that ball, just running around the field. Sometimes I even envision myself in a game, and how it would play out.
“Me” time is important guys. It keeps us sane, and allows us to focus on others when we need to. But who has anything to give others when they have nothing for them self? If you’re a giver (which I try to be), than you first need to build up your me time so that you aren’t completely drained. It’s too exhausting to give and give and give, especially if you aren’t supplementing that with something for YOU.
What’s your favorite “me” time?
How often do you carve out time for yourself?