Our lives are quite hectic and we chase lots of deadlines every single day. Our schedule is tight and we end our days with all the targets met and come back home, have dinner and then spending some hours on social media or doing chores we go to sleep and then we wake up in the morning and chase the same targets and this is how we do for the whole week. And as everybody knows, we need a “Me Time” when we can focus on ourselves, pamper ourselves both physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The sessions of pampering have a great effect on our health, mind and it is essential for our growth also. The time we devote to ourselves, make us feel better, give us a clarity for our life and prepare us for what’s ahead in the coming week/ month.
These are some “me time” activities/ routine that I do to push the pause button in my life and try to reconnect with myself and reflect on the things that needs attention.
Reading is a great mental workout that helps us develop our intellect and power of imagination. Reading can benefit us in a lot many ways:-
- Vocabulary & Grammar – When you read a novel, chapter of a book or even an article of say 100-200 words, you come across new words and writing styles. This helps you have a good knowledge of some new words or tricky synonyms of simple words.
- Imagination – Do you remember as a child we used to daydream about mysterious places and flying over candy lands or some things like that. (And being an adult I still do it but my daydreams just got a bit leveled up.. Haha). While reading, you imagine the situation and feel the emotions in your head and your imagination doors are wide open to a beautiful and inspiring world. And this imagination also takes our minds off the stress.
- Knowledge and Experience – If you are reading a good book or a memoir of a great personality, this ultimately enhances your knowledge and gives you an insight of someone’s life experience or lesson.
- Better Writing – If you are a writer or maintain a journal (to which I’ll come later in the post) reading can give you an opportunity to express your thoughts in different manners.
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It is a universally accepted fact that meditation have great healing powers. The deep breathing and relaxation exercises can create wonders to our mental and physical health. Learn more here
It is a method of maintaining a diary or a notebook to jot down your daily emotions, goals, lessons, doodles etc. You can maintain a separate notebook and pour your heart out in it. Journaling can help in creating self awareness that can help in resolving inner conflicts and gaining focus in your life.
4. Skin Care
Our body is the only place where we have to live for the rest of our lives. So we need to take great care of our body and skin. After a week’s toil on your mind and body, your skin also gets affected by exposure to the sun and pollution, so every weekend it deserves to be taken care of.
Skin care routine I follow daily :: Cleansing — Moisturizing — Sun Protection
Skin care routine I do on weekends :: Cleansing — Exfoliation — Mask –Moisturizing (I skip the sunscreen as I do this routine mostly at night)
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I am die hard crazy for chocolates and I hope you too get cravings for those sweet, melting bars of heaven. So don’t hold back that sweet tooth and enjoy a bar or two whenever you feel those cravings creeping in.
Chocolates are great stress relievers and have positive effects on our body. You can read here some of the benefits of chocolates
Having a pet is so great. If you’re an animal lover, you can understand how good it feels to play with them and rub their fluffy bodies. Spending time with pets can boost your mood to a great level.
So sit back and enjoy your weekend and thank you for reading.