I was asked to write about ‘me time’ for this post (there is a sponsored backlink in here), and, in a good old Carrie Bradshaw way, I got to thinking…
What is ME TIME?
In relation to December, and creating me time in a mad month when you really need 62 days instead of 31, at first I thought ‘Me time? In December? You must be mad.’
But then I realised that all of the things I do in December are, effectively, ‘me time’.
Let me try to explain.
Relaxing in a bath is classic ‘me time’, agreed? But taking any time to do something you like, be it for a reason, or just to relax, surely that’s ‘me time’ too?
So, all those hours spent making my Christmas cards, and the little decorations to go inside some of them for family? Me time!
Creating a bauble hairband for wearing to a party? Me time. Taking the time out to actually properly curl and style my hair is classic me time, but making the hairband is too. If you see it as a chore, it becomes one. This is what I have realised as I have crafted my way through December.
I don’t have to make Christmas cards, or decorate a 7 or 8 foot Christmas tree, do I? These are choices I make, therefore they’re me time, right?
Of course, I get my knickers in a twist over expectation. My family expect it of me, I think. If I didn’t make cards, or create fancy wrapping for presents, they’d think something was wrong.
But then if I really didn’t want to do it anymore, I wouldn’t. Buying a few packs of cards and wrapping presents with just some plain old wrapping paper might free up some of that ‘me time’ everyone talks about, but then what would I do with it?
Maybe have a wee glass of sherry and a mince-pie, right enough!
This has been a bit of a trying December, a difficult end to a brilliant year. Hopefully, come 2016, there will be much more on Merle’s World.
For now, I’m off to do whatever it is I have to do next – me time, of course!
Merry Christmas all, and a wonderful New Year. x