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Re: Me time

I find I'll push on - things generally tend to get busier & busier and I let myself get more tired, worn out which can then backfire and I end up getting upset about things that aren't all that important, being stressed about things and getting frustrated with myself, friends and family.

 

I have found that in the last 2-3 months life's been constantly busy, rarely have a weekend at home, or more than an hour to just sit at home of an afternoon/night and relax. So pretty much my "Me Time" comes when I am about to go to bed, I unwind by checking facebook, maybe read a bit (light, non-fiction, non-study-related) - but then this usually means I'm up a bit later - but if I didn't spend half hour or so doing this then I'd probably struggle to get to sleep straight away anyway...

 

I also try to plan ahead so that I know when things are going to start getting less busy... And already I know that in a weeks time I will have less meetings, less stress etc.... and by the end of November I'll be nice & relaxed - ready for the silly season (Christmas!)... Smiley Very Happy

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Thanks for joining us everyone! It's great to hear how everyone copes differently with the hectic-ness of life. Next question...

 

What does 'looking after yourself' mean to you? If/when you were looking after yourself, what kinds of things would you be doing?

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What does 'looking after yourself' mean to you? If/when you were looking after yourself, what kinds of things would you be doing?


Paying attention to my own needs (putting them first!) and doing things to fulfill them - so not isolating myself from the world around me but also making sure I get time to be by myself. Also, doing more 'fun' things that I enjoy and not feeling guilty about it Smiley Happy

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Wow nik-nak, sounds like you have an amazing way of coping when things get stressful and knowing when you need some time out!! I think it's definitely a fair trade off to have some "me time" before bed even if it means getting "less" sleep - the quality is probably better!

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@MM: Yeah, definitely.

What does 'looking after yourself' mean to you? If/when you were looking after yourself, what kinds of things would you be doing?

To me it means having some time to myself to do what I want to do as a way of relaxing. Normally I do something alone (such as write, playing piano, having a cup of tea, listening to music...) as I find that a better way of recharging, but sometimes I socialise (whether that be via a shopping trip or just having a a good chat) as a way of looking after myself too.
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I have a bit of a tendency to take on other peoples' problems and help them try to sort them out (I guess that's why I am studying psychology!), so 'me time' for me is recognising when I'm just not feeling up to helping others out, and need to withdraw a bit and turn the mirror on myself. 

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@BennyW wrote:

I have a bit of a tendency to take on other peoples' problems and help them try to sort them out (I guess that's why I am studying psychology!), so 'me time' for me is recognising when I'm just not feeling up to helping others out, and need to withdraw a bit and turn the mirror on myself. 


This is a huge one for me too - being able to recognise my limits and step back when I need to is key in me looking after myself.

 

I'd also say things like eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising each day, talking to friends, spending enough time alone to recharge, taking my medication, being in touch with myself and my needs...

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Great thoughts guys! Seems as though we all try to find "fun" things to do when we need to look after ourselves. But recognizing our limits can be difficult!

So now we would like to discuss:

Do you currently do these things? What barriers do you think stand in the way of you doing them?

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You guys all have some excellent ideas about looking after yourself!

 

I think listening tomy body and my mind are important. If I'm stressed or busy I try not to do anything that doesn't feel right. I exercise if I need it, eat well, and get a good sleep. I trust my body to tell me what is going to help Smiley Happy

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Do you currently do these things? What barriers do you think stand in the way of you doing them?


 

I think time is a big one! Finding the time to do things to relax and chill out is difficult! I always think of other "more important' things I could be doing! Without remembering that chilling out is important too!!