Me Time Challenge: Fresh air

So, I’ve been advised to make more time for myself. And apparently, having read some of your comments on my post, I’m not the only one to find this a challenge. So I thought I’d share my plans for how I’m going to use the time to myself, so that if you want to, you could try to do it too. I’m not going to make this a linky (too much pressure), but if you do take part, and want to share your own post please feel free to leave a link in the comments below.

Last night, Ben and I sat down to help me put together a to do list of the tasks that I need to focus on this week. These include work things, cleaning and sorting in time for Easter, and blogging. Then we put together a timetable of my week and tried to slot in the tasks so that I knew what to do when. Actually, I’m not supposed to be blogging right now, that’s down for tomorrow afternoon, but I wanted to get this post written sooner rather than later. I find planning out my week takes some of the stress and anxiety out of my time, and rather than feeling overwhelmed by a huge to do list, I can focus on the one thing that I’m scheduled to do at that time. Of course, this is all fine in theory, but it’s looking more and more likely that a stomach bug has hit the Young house, so whether it will actually work in practice this week is another matter.

For some time out for me this week, I have organised to go running with a friend on Wednesday evening. I managed to get out for my first ever run on Saturday, and I’m keen to keep up the momentum as I need to start training for the half marathon I’ve signed up for in October.

So that’s my challenge to you for this week. Not necessarily running, or indeed any form of exercise, but to get outside in the fresh air. Plan a walk to the shops instead of taking the car. Do some gardening. If the sun’s shining, make a cup of tea and sit outside to drink it. Pick a time, and try to stick to it. Take your time, take deep breaths and drink it all in. Even if it’s raining, enjoy being outside. Sometimes I love to wander in the rain listening to the rain on my umbrella.

Now lunch doesn’t appear to have been added to my timetable for today, but I’m hungry, so I’m off. Good luck!

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