In our time-pressured world, it’s often difficult to find time for ourselves. Whether you have a demanding job, are managing a hectic family set up, or both, life just seems to get busier and busier. Add the pressures of social media, your tablet and your phone and you have the perfect recipe for STRESS. It’s all too easy to spend time juggling and forget about yourself and your wellbeing.
So how do you cope?
One of the most important things for your health, mental and physical, is to try and find a bit of Me time but that is not as easy as it sounds.
Why is Me time important?
Psychologists tell us that time to and for yourself can not only help you unwind but can reboot your brain, improve your concentration, help your relationships and even aid in problem solving. It doesn’t have to be about being alone (unless you want to), it is more important to do something you want to, rather than have to do.
This is where your craft is so important and beneficial. Just a row or two, losing yourself in a project, can make a huge difference to your outlook on life. It can bring space and balance, and don’t we all need a bit of that? Taking the time to get you know yourself again by enjoying your knitting or crochet is a good thing. Just think of all the amazing skills you have acquired and will continue to learn.
If you can, try to make your Me time a regular occurrence, maybe once the kids have gone to bed or before anyone else gets up. Time with friends or like-minded people is another great way to relax so do try to find yourself a knitting or crochet group to join. Aren’t we lucky we have our craft to help us?
Most of all don’t feel guilty – you really aren’t being selfish by looking after yourself.