Take Out Time for Self by Prioritizing Me Time

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Most people are so conditioned to feel guilty about taking a break from work that they forget to consider how it affects their mental health. Even if one plans to take a break, the burden of pending work constantly bugs minds, and the guilt keeps consuming. Be it at home or office, everyone has a habit of working persistently till the work is complete without taking a breather. This especially affects women who have been taught through generations that when tasks are pending, the break is not an option. Though most people are pro’s at multitasking and managing personal and professional work, they must also make sure to focus on giving themselves a break. Here are a few things to do: Calm Self : Make deliberate space for ME time in daily routine. It may be just 30 minutes out of 24 hours to calm yourself from the work. But, it should be clearly defined so that you know when to spend time with yourself. Plan your work: Making a to-do list of work is important. Make a list of activities that you have to finish in a day that could be both housework and office work and don’t forget to add some ME Time to the to-do list. Daily chores are a taxing and never-ending task, so keep aside your work for some time and engage in something that will calm your mind. Multi-task your chores: Take out time for activities that make you feel relaxed like cooking, reading a book, listening to music, watching TV or just sipping a cup of coffee and indulge yourself during the 30 minutes you set aside. Washing utensils is known to be a stress buster too, so if you have leftover utensils to be cleaned adapt the practice of soaking them. Soak your vessels in water with Nimeasy Dishwash Gel for 25 min and its Enzyme technology helps lift off the layer of tough food scum stuck to the bottom of utensils. Nimeasy's unique Liftoff Action helps reduce the need for scrubbing. This will save a big chunk of your 30 minutes of personal time which can be used for something else. Fitness: Involve yourself in some kind of fitness. Go for short walks or quick runs. While it is very beneficial to walk or run in the mornings, a walk in the middle of the day can also be very therapeutic. Self-care: Add a selfcare routine to pamper yourself every day – paint your nails, put on that face mask or just add a few minutes to your bath routine. Neha Verma, a Clinical Psychologist (HOD) at Fitterfly, a digital therapeutics company, while emphasizing the importance of Mindfulness said that they are so caught up in the rut of life that they often forget to understand that they need to go slow to move fast. Everyone lives life as though there aren't enough hours in a day, but if they do each activity calmly and carefully, they will get it done quicker and with much lesser stress. Living each moment can make one feel fresh and relaxed and will increase productivity as well. However, it is also essential to take a break from routine to recharge and rejuvenate. The concept of ME Time needs to be reinforced in their lives to help us both cope and flourish.

Report : Anustup Kundu