Mental health organisation Everymind advise that “Balance in life is important, so taking time out for things you enjoy can make a difference to how you think and feel.”
“There’s an idea we must always be available, work all the time,” says Michael Guttridge, a psychologist who focuses on workplace behaviour. We’re too busy, being busy.
So why do we think of taking ‘me time’ is selfish? Often we think that taking a break means switching off for hours, but the key is finding small moments during the day to switch off even if it’s for a matter of moments. This article is worth a read on the value of taking time out.
At the end of the day, these recharge moments ultimately mean we have more energy for the people and things that are important to us.