The reality of the era that we are in is that we live in a challenging world. But, unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there is not much time to press pause and focus on what is happening around you and, most importantly, with you. So, do yourself a favor and ask yourself, when was the last time you thought about how you are doing? How have you been feeling lately? Are you really okay, or are you just rushing through every day and trying to keep your head above water?
Every man or woman needs to take a ‘me day’ at least once every two months. It would be best for your mental health and overall well-being if you took some time to self-reflect, do some stock taking on what you have accomplished thus far and where you are headed. You need to take a day (a full day) and be with and only you. No distractions. You can see your family and friends tomorrow. Today is all about you.
Now, taking a ‘me day’ does not necessarily mean you have to pack up and go far away. If you are one of the lucky few who can, by all means, do it!
However, if not, here is a small guide as to how you can spend your ‘me day’. Please bear in mind; the following is not set in stone. You can chop and change how you want to spend your day; these are just a few ideas.
Sleep later but not too late
Yes, not too late. Otherwise, you wake up at 12 pm, and then your whole day is over. So no, snooze an hour or so later than usual, then get up and make yourself some coffee or tea- whichever one you prefer. Go outside or a window, open it and listen. Don’t think, listen. Take a breath, slow and deep and for those few moments, just let go of your worries.
After that, take a nice hot shower or bath. Use the most expensive and luxurious bubble bath, soap, shower gel, and oils! Finally, treat your skin to some well-deserved pampering.
Treat Yourself to a little Razzle Dazzle
Yes, go on and treat yourself to some fine jewelry, a day at the spa, take yourself to the beach or the park, maybe go and see that movie that you wanted to see, take yourself out for breakfast or go to an animal shelter and spend some time with the pups or kittens!
It doesn’t matter what you decide to do, as long as it is something that you want to do! Show yourself how much you appreciate yourself and who you are, and all of the accomplishments that you have achieved.
After a successful and joyous day, when you get home, do not turn on the TV just yet and don’t listen to any music with lyrics. You are welcome to play some classical music with instruments only, but that is it.
The reason? The lyrics of music have a powerful impact on your mood and thoughts; that impact is not always positive. So be careful what you listen to when you are meant to focus on yourself, your mental health, and your well-being.
Always remember, people, come and go. But you will never leave you. So take care of yourself.