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#Causeachatter- “Me Time & Mental Health”: 5 prominent reasons why you should spend more quality “Me time”?

me time & mental health
Me time & mental health

Excited to share another post for #Causeachatter. In second quarter, I am again talking about “mental health wellness” and will share different posts with the theme #Mentalhealthtalks. Hoping this information will help in raising mental health awareness and also offer a solution to keep yourself mentally healthy and fit.  

In this post, I am talking about one of the important aspects of our day-to-day life, and that is spending “Quality me time”. It is true that we lived in the incredibly busy world; and always had a long to-do list for completing multiple duties and responsibilities, but did you know, constantly being on in life is not good for our physical and mental health. It may put a negative impact on our health and overall wellbeing. But we can avoid this state of “burnt out” by planning some quality “me time”.  

Spending quality “Me time” offers lots of benefits for our mental health and wellbeing. How spending “me time” can improve your mental health? Read the post to know more! 

Before talking more about positive impact of “Me time” on mental health, I would like to discuss difference between “Loneliness and Me time”.  

Loneliness Vs spending “Me time” 

Though Loneliness and spending “Me time”, both things are associated with a feeling of being alone but there is a huge difference between their impact and creating an aura or vibes around us. Loneliness is more associated with a feeling of sadness and depression.  It can have a serious detrimental effect on our physical and mental health and can cause many mental health issues like depression and anxiety in long term.  

While spending more “me time” does not necessarily means being lonely. “Me time” is more about spending some quality time with ourselves that usually involves a process of taking a break for pressurized routine and doing the things that you actually love to do.   

Spending Quality “Me time” improve your mood and bring positivity in your attitude. You will have greater stamina and better ability to concentrate. It is something that can help you avoid irritability, constant fatigue and a state of “Burnt out”.  

“Me time” and “Mental Health”: 5 prominent reasons, why you should spend more quality “Me time”? 

Me time & mental health
“Me time & Mental health”

Here are 5 prominent reasons why you should spend more “me time”: 

Spending more me time allows you to think more precisely and clearly 

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world, so I can hear my own- Oprah 

"me time" quotes
“Me time quotes”

 During hectic routine life, we all have a tight schedule that involves completing tasks, duties and responsibilities. but this thing lessons our creativity and put a negative impact on our productivity as well. By carving some quality time for ourselves, we will get an opportunity to think deeply and precisely. Quality “Me time” allow us think clearly and helps in re-setting our mind and body.  

Improve problem-solving skills and increase concentration 

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do to this you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solution”- Deepak Chopra 

Me time quotes
Me time quotes

 We often find ourselves overwhelmed with things we want to do, we ought to do and we need to do. We always had massive amounts of information coming through surrounding.  this constant flow of information distracts us to find an effective solution to our problems. Taking some “me time” can help us to improve concentration and enable us to find the better solution for our problems. 

Helps in prevention of various lifestyle diseases (physical and psychological both) 

“We need solitude because when we are alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts”- Tamim Ansari 

Me time quotes
Me time quotes

 Nowadays pressurized lifestyle put a negative impact on our health and may cause various physical and psychological disorders such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, depression, insomnia, anxiety etc. 

Scheduling a little “Me time” can provide some real benefit to your physical and mental health. It reduces your day-to-day stress and play a vital role in the prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. it also helps in reducing depression, anxiety and mental fatigue. Usually most of the people experience improves memory, concentration power and better sleep after spending some quality me time. 

Improve your relationship with others 

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you”- Anne Lamott 

me time quotes
Me time quotes

 We always surrounded by the people who constantly need our time and attention. It could be our spouse, kids, friends or colleagues. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to provide our 100% to any relationship all the time. 

 The constant demands often create a state of stress and conflicts in our relationship.  

While taking out some me time, allows you to think, what we want to get in our life as an individual? And what are our expectations from a relationship?  

“Me time” also helps in resolving the conflicts by giving a proper and precise thought to an existing condition.  In the long term, it helps in enhancing our relationships and help us to get connected with others.  

Boost productivity, happiness and contentment in life 

Me time quotes
Me time quotes

“The way we spend our time defines who we are”- Jonathan Estrin 

 Sometimes taking out time for ourselves can leave us feeling guilty. We may feel that we are wasting our time or not spending enough time with your family.  

 But believe me, it is not waste of time. It is a mandatory and vital thing to live a happier life.  “Me time” allow us to start a journey of “Self-discovery” and help us to learn a new way of living a life. Of course, that is more productive and fulfilling. 

How to carve out some quality “Me time”? 

 Here are few simple tips that can help you carve some “me time”- 

  • Get up little early in the morning before everyone else and spend some quality moment with yourself. Practicing meditation, yoga or just a simple prayer with gratitude are some easy ideas to start your day. You will have increased feeling of self-esteem, better stamina and more positivity throughout the day, by following this simple 2–5-minute routine. 
  •  Get unplugged from gadgets and digital media. turn off the electronic devices (TV, phone etc.) and take a break from constant surfing.  This “Digital detox” process will help in carving out more me time and help in reducing mental and physical fatigue. 
  •  Pre-plan your “me time”, like any other important things. Try to do things that you love to do. Spend some time for doing things which you love to do, make you feel happy and refreshed. 
  • Use power of imagination. Close your eyes and imagine walking along a white sandy beach or admiring a field of wildflowers, will help you to ease your stress and improve your mood.  
  • Close your door if you want to spend “me time” at home. And make everyone aware that you don’t want to get disturbed for few minutes until and unless there is an emergency. 
  •   Turn your exercise or workout time as a “me time” and try to be mentally calm and peaceful during this time. This will help to reduce your physical and mental stress level. 

 What are your favorite ways to spend “me time”? Please share with me. 

This post is a part of #CauseAChatter with Blogchatter

Read alsohttps://surbhiprapanna.com/2021/06/29/causeachatter-body-image-mental-health-6-powerful-ways-to-create-a-positive-body-image/

37 Comments

  • Alpana Deo

    Fab post Surbhi. I cannot agree more. Loved the quote by Ann Lamott. Spending my some quality time with ourselfbis very important to be able to give our 100% to the outside world. There is so much that goes on within us and we get so busy with making our presence noticeable in the outside world that we forget who we are.

    • Momvatsalya

      Well said!! No doubt, ME TIME is must. It’s about being present with yourself,mind and body. ‘Me Time’ is the conscious effort of taking time-out to recharge your batteries.

    • Priyal

      Me time is very important, I make sure to take out some time for myself. I spend my me time by doing painting, dancing or chatting with my dear ones. I make sure to live every moment of life.

  • Imagemakeover

    Well I love music so me time for is listening to some good music . I agree me time gives us time to introspect and brings more clarity in our thought process. Me time is must and everyone should take out sometime for self care.

  • Varsh

    I love spending time with myself since it gives me a chance to reflect, think or simply turn off and listen to good music. There’s a different calmness in being alone with yourself!

    • Diya

      Such a great blog. I am glad you have metioned that 5 prominent reasons spend more quality . ‘Me Time’ is very important. Well Said and was really amazing post. I will try it. Thanks for sharing👍

  • Pr@Gun

    I love ‘Me Time’ the most, It helps me rejuvenate and relax. A simple 5 min tea break or few minutes spent in reading my on-going book or an episode of my fav series, a nature walk or just time spent in viewing the sky it all helps me relax and take a break. It sure helps to think more clearly and concentrate on self too.
    A lovely post, Surbhi.

    • TripleAmommy

      Totally agree. Me time is absolutely important for some sanity! Earlier I loved my office trips as they gave me a lot of me time. Of course that’s stopped since the pandemic. I have now started staying up late….to get some me time after the household sleeps.

      • mummatalks

        True, giving time to oneself can bring a lot of peace and harmony within one’s mind body and soul. I make sure that I give myself time every day after I have given enough attention to others at home. This gives me chance to be fresh and happy and and not feel drained out.

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    Me Time is definitely the need of the hour. With the frenetic lives that all of us lead, there needs to be a pause. Some time to reflect and just chill. The benefits of Me time are multifold including the rejuvenation of the mind, body, and soul.

  • Mayuri Nidigallu

    We all tend to spread ourselves so thin that we forget that we need to carve out time for ourselves too. Your beautifully written post has some great reminders and quotes about why me time is also essential for mental health.

  • Indiacafe24

    The demands of society and family … Oh yes, clients are so much high sometimes that we actually dont realize when and where we are missing our ME TIME. Thanks for coming up with such a meaningful post

  • Judy Morris

    There is nothing like getting a Me-time. These are some wonderful that you have enlisted for the same. I am trying to make waking up early a habit now a days.

    • Gurjeet Chhabra

      I am carving for me time ,already wake up at 6am ,don’t get me time. Really badly need one ,tired of everything right now

  • Rahul Prabhakar

    You’re absolutely on point here. I know of a lot of people who do not get to spend quality ‘me time’ and end up being more frustrated and depressed. In today’s time, when most of us are spending time at home, mental health issues are at an all-time high since there is limited human interaction.

  • rakhiparsai11984

    Me time is all the more important now then ever. Its not about the amount of time you give yourself but its about the quality of time you give. I have personally seen the benefits of giving some time to self care and it so helps in keeping me sane and mentall strong.

  • bytetrails

    Super like this post. U have not only mentioned why me time is must but also how to achieve it. love the idea of closing eyes n imagining.

  • Judy Morris

    Yes stay at home moms need to find the way out this big issue point called ‘Me Time’. It surely has an impact on happiness and mood. and of course mental health.

  • Kavita Singh

    Importance of “me-time” became all the more important to me since I have adorned the hat of motherhood. Spending time on/with ourselves is indeed a necessity to keep our sanity intact.

    • Amrita

      Exercise is definitely me time for me.Its not easy to carve out that essence of life on a daily basis .We want to be alone but not lonely.

  • jhilmildsaha

    This is the most beautiful article I have come across, regarding the importance of Me Time. I make sure I take at least 20 minutes of Me Time every day. The ways that you have mentioned here are very easily doable.

  • Gleefulblogger

    We often conceptualize me time as a selfish thing to do, or over-hyped topic, but not many know self-healing or spending time in a hobby is a great motivational boost. Very insightful post, Surbhi.

    • Cindy Dsilva

      This is so true. But this has to be encouraged in India. Just like post partum depression wasn’t taken seriously, me time is also taken for granted. I mean I know the difference with and without me time.

  • Urvi Kunal Savla

    Such a well written article. Me time without any guilt is really important. And the results of it also do look awesome. Will try to incorporate them👍

  • MeenalSonal

    I liked the way you have distinguished Me time and alone time. In Me time we surely get time to introspect and that further improves our approach towards our relationships and work. Me time is one of the foundation stone for smooth mental health.

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