The Importance Of “Me Time” Every Day

It took me a long time to appreciate the importance of “me time”. And even now I slip up and listen to the voice in my head that screams ‘you don’t have enough time to stop for lunch let alone do a yoga class’.

Like most people, I knew that stress was bad. I knew that stress could lead to health issues like adrenal fatigue, insomnia, high blood pressure and depression. But despite that knowledge, I couldn’t change my behaviour, and in fact there was a part of me (shamefully) that thrived knowing that I hadn’t stopped all day, as if that was some kind of criteria for success.

Unfortunately for me, it took some health issues (funnily enough, my body’s way of saying slow down) for me to actually make some changes. It was during my lowest point that I came to realise that I was like a runner pacing myself as though running in a 100-meter race. But actually, I was running in a marathon, in fact, many, back to back marathons that would take about 20 years to run (I figured Id run until retirement?!) That was when the penny dropped. I needed to run at a sustainable pace.

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