I’ve written before about how important I think it is to make time for ourselves. We lead such busy, demanding lives that we can often be so busy pleasing others that we forget to please ourselves. The festive period is a time when I like to take some real time out to just exist. To not have somewhere to be all of the time and certainly not thrusting myself out of bed at six in the morning. Normally I still make a few plans and actually land up being busy, but at a slower pace. This year, I’ve really taken these few days to relax. I’ve been going to bed late and sleeping in late, lounging in my pyjamas until the late am whilst shovelling copious amounts of gluttonous food in my gob and consuming hours of Netflix and books. I’ve managed to read two books within six days and watched a good two seasons of Pretty Little Liars. I’ve enjoyed snuggles with our furball and cuddles with the hubby. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve not become a total recluse. We’ve visited family, shopped, caught up with friends, but all at a slow pace with lots of snatchings of ‘me’ time. It’s been absolutely wonderful and I feel really refreshed. I think it’s just what was needed after such a funny year with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I know that the next few months are going to be pretty busy, so I’m embracing these last couple of lazy days at home!
Have you squeezed in some ‘me’ time over the holidays?