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WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND
BY MARIA JESSICA

I’ve been very busy for weeks until now. I can’t even get my “me time” or at least spending time with my family and my boyfriend. It seems like my job has taken over my life. It becomes an endless cycle of errands and work. I’m an introvert with a little hint of extrovert, so I need to fill my energy with “me time” or be with my closest loved ones. Well, even if you’re not an introvert, I think “me time” is so important because you’re still human. Have you ever felt like you needed “me time”?

 

Study says that the main thing that matters when it comes to "me time" isn't that you're doing it alone or even doing it every day, but it's an activity that you enjoy and that you intentionally choose to do.

 

Almuth McDowall, Ph.D, lecturer on Organizational Psychology at the Birkbeck University of London and presenter at the Glasgow conference, explains that investing in high-quality "me time" has its benefits. "Overall, our research suggests if people take time out to recharge their batteries and experience the time taken out as high quality, this reaps benefits for their own psychological well-being, their family relationships, and for their employers, as they are more likely to perform better at work."

 

So, let’s found out how to recharge your battery!

 

1. Take a walk

Just 30 minutes out of the office or after office can make a big difference to my motivation levels. The exercise does me good too. I have a dog and I always take him for a walk.

 

2. Be with your family or closest friends

In the middle of our business, do we remember our family? Parents, friends or our loved ones? Sometimes we forget to spend time with them, the most important people in our lives. And believe it or not, they will fill our energy once we spend some time with them.

 

3. Exercise

Yes, exercise. It will make your stamina boosted and make you happier. Somehow, it also makes your life balanced.

 

4. Sleep

Sleep on time. Don’t sleep too late when you can because you need to have a good-quality sleep. The good news is, if you find yourself sleeping less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night, you can make up for that on weekends.

 

5. Find something you love to do

Singing? Eating something sweet or fine dining? Shopping? Going to hair salon? Do it!

 

So, have you found your favorite activities? Have a quality me time! :)