Your recovery from substance use is going to be hard work, but you have to carve out time in your busy schedule for “me time.” Time for yourself to do what you love is a necessary part of your recovery. A great time for “me time” is different for everyone. What matters is not the time of the day that you choose to take time for yourself, but the quality that you make it.
What Is “Me Time”?
“Me time” is time that you have to yourself and yourself alone. It’s the time that you allow yourself to relax without thinking of your to-do list. It’s how you spend your free time to treat yourself. It’s how you unwind.
How Can I Find My “Me Time”?
Finding your “me time” is completely up to you. You don’t have to follow a script. You don’t have to copy someone else’s “me time” — because then it’s not truly “me time.” Finding your “me time” is a unique experience that you and you alone will have to practice. If you’re a morning person, your “me time” can be getting up a half an hour earlier to do what you love. If you’re a night owl, your “me time” can be those precious thirty minutes before bed. Wherever you can find some time for yourself, take it. Treat yourself.
What Is My “Me Time”?
Your “me time” is completely up to you! If you need to let your emotions out, this is where you need to focus your time. You may be exhausted from the week’s chores and worried about next week’s chores, but that’s not where “me time” is. “Me time” is where you choose to let go of these things and focus your energy and attention on something you love. Maybe you love reading in the mornings or watching a movie in the evenings. Whatever it is you love, indulge in it for your “me time.”
Finding your “me time” is all about having fun and doing something you love just because! If you’re stuck on finding something for your “me time,” Arbor Behavioral Healthcare can help you find that special thing that you love! It’s necessary to incorporate this time in your recovery. Call us today for more information about how we can help you recover from substance use and help you find yourself. You can reach us at 844-413-2690. We can’t wait to speak with you!