As a female entrepreneur, it is often hard to find time to just relax and take care of yourself. Whether you’re running around in the office overseeing all things, or you are working from sun up to sundown managing that business you have poured your heart and soul into.
Relax & Unwind
I believe that me time is something all females, whether entrepreneurs, stay at home moms, or full-time employees in a corporate environment should do. Handling the demands of the day can place such a tole on our health not only physically, but psychologically and emotionally as well.
Making an investment in me time not only allows you to take care of your outward appearance, but you are also able to relax and destress from the hustle and bustle of the day. Personally, I am someone who values a good spa treatment. It does not necessarily have to be an expensive affair. Something as simple as coming home and running a bubble bath with a glass of wine, or making a soak for yourself with a box of dark chocolates.
Me time is so important because it allows you to recharge and prepare for the next day to come. My favourite way to have me time is to do a soak using lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oil has so many benefits including relaxing the muscle, promoting a soothing and calming feeling, and helping to create a peaceful night of sleep. These things are super important for us working women.
Along with the Lavender essential oil, I like to fill my tub with warm water and place some colloidal oatmeal inside with some Epsom salt and aloe extract. These things are amazing for decluttering the mind and promoting a sense of calm that is greatly appreciated after a long day.
Another benefit of Me time is that it allows you to reflect on your day as well as your life in general. As you lay down in that lavender scented soak, or you spend your time pampering yourself with the smell goods you have just picked up, endorphins are released in your body; which creates a sense of happiness and satisfaction. During this time, you are able to reflect on the day you have just had.
With a clear mind, you can see the things that could have gone better at the office, or you can come up with better strategies to manage your business in a different way the following day. In your reflection time, all negative feelings and emotions you may have been experiencing throughout the day fade away and the level of stress you may have been under simply disappear.
Me time allows for a sense of reset. For just a moment, you are able to step away from all the not so fun aspects of being a working millennial, and you are able to do something enjoyable and beneficial to your health and well-being.
Gratitude, my favourite aspect of me time. Gratitude is something that is often hard to grasp. At times, to feel a sense of gratitude, we have to actively and intentionally reflect on our lives and choose to focus on the positive things. Through self-care, you are able to focus on the ways you are blessed in your life. You are able to be thankful and appreciative of that corporate job or that successful business you have. You are able to look forward to the future with eagerness and in anticipation of what is to come.
Gratitude, I believe, is extremely important because it keeps us grounded. In the world of working, things can get a bit brutal at times, you can become frustrated by that project at work, or by that goal you have, within your business, that just is not going the way you want it to. The beauty of gratitude is that when you think on what is going right in your life, all the not so good things no longer matter as much. With a clearer mind and a full heart, you are able to keep going and to move past the hurdles and
the setbacks with a better attitude.