What do you do for YOU!

@p1kef1sh (45696)
February 12, 2009 11:27am CST
Do you make a little time for yourself in your week? In between all the other stuff that you have to do, is there an hour or so where you maybe just lie in the bath, listen to music, go for a drink, do a class (for fun). What constitutes "me time" for you?
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
I use to set a time for me if not every day, at least it's every other day.. haha.. I do not live life like every day's my last, but at I make sure at least for every single day, I take time for myself and do something I enjoy even at least for an hour... Talk to the phone with my friend, write anything, surf and share to mylotters hehe, listen to a couple of songs at a very loud volume, have a cup of coffee with my mom and chat for a while, or watch... ^_^ This way, you can always generate ample energy to proceed with what you are doing... ^_^
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
15 Feb 09
That sounds an excellent way to relax. Meeting with friends and family is a good way to let your hair down.
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• United States
15 Feb 09
I found time before the rest of my world wakes up. No one will need me or call me before 6 AM. So I am packing my work clothes, and leaving my house in sweat pants. I have an hour free from concern at the gym to exercise. My body and mind feel more healthy. It's been only three weeks, and I'm happy to say I'm actually making it happen.
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@liquorice (3901)
15 Feb 09
tatikika, that's a really good idea. I used to do the same when I was at my last job. I went swimming a few mornings a week before work. It made me feel very relaxed, and I really appreciated this time just by myself. Plus it's so nice to be up and around before everyone else, and to be able to appreciate the early morning - which is actually a lovely time of day that most people miss!
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
Hi P1kef1sh. This is a very nice question. Now I finally remember, I'm not making enough time for myself. You see, I work in a BPO industry. Where the workload is long, heavy and seems endless. My normal working schedule is 9:00 p.m to 6 am but I normally leave the office later than that. I starts giving me the cramps and backache due to long hours of sitting and working in front of a computer. However, I try to enjoy my life on weekends. Sometimes I invite my friends and I prepare pasta or some desserts for them. We watch movies online, walk in the park and go mall-strolling. I sometimes watch cartoon shows with my siblings. If feels young to spend their kids. The long working week is pretty exhausting so I think I need to find some ways on how to make time for myself in between. I hope you have enough time to relax no matter how busy the day gets. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
16 Feb 09
I have plenty of time to relax since I stopped work. However, your week sounds exhausting. Do take care.
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
I like spending my time watching dvd's especially anime, listening to my downloaded anime/japanese songs, reading manga and playing computer games... I like to spend my time and money to myself... If i'm not happy how can i make other's happy to right? ^^
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
15 Feb 09
Indeed. If you are starving how can you help the hungry. Welcome to myLot.
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• China
15 Feb 09
At weekends I often spend most of my time alone, without any friends around or whatever. Perhaps I, who don't have many friends to have fun with, would be regarded as a "loser" in the eyes of most Americans. Not that I don't like to spend time with my friends. But anyhow, I like the idea of being alone and doing something he likes. Sometimes I would spend a whole afternoon practising Chinese Caligrahpy indoors and singing pop songs or watching movies online.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
15 Feb 09
Not having lots of friends doesn't make you a loser. If you are happy then that's the most important thing. Welcome to myLot.
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@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I have a three day weekend and I've been on the computer, watching tv, sleeping and relaxing must of friday! I only was out of the house to go to the recycling center and to laundry! Must of my relaxing me times are in front of the tv and computer!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
Sounds good to me. Enjoy.
• United States
14 Feb 09
Whenever I take my shower at night that's pretty much time for me. Plus, I stay up a little later than everyone else, so when I'm alone I get to relax and do the thigns that I want to do without being bothered too much. Other than that, I don't have much time where I can do things for myself.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
I hope that you can make more time soon. A good hot shower is pretty restful though. Especially just before bed.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
13 Feb 09
sleep, I sleep
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
Shhhhh. Don't wake her.
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• Romania
13 Feb 09
what do i do for me??i guess that not that much that i want to...because it`s never enough...i like to spend time just watching the most beautiful thing of the nature...i also engoy long walks, i like to watch good movie, and spend time with my friends.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
Long walks can be very therapeutic I find. Especially on crisp days. Welcome to myLot.
@nini89 (670)
• India
16 Feb 09
Hi friend! This is a good point that you have arised. Myloting is also a one type of time that we use for onself. We dont use the working hours to do postings when we get the leisure time we are in mylot having postings and making fun. But In a week holidays I do take 2 hours for myself and take rest in the afternoon and dont do anything. Sometimes I watch TV movies and have some snacks. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
14 Feb 09
"Me time" for cinders consists of having a couple of hours on facebook or mylot or listening to the tv while doing abit of cross stitching. I really enjoy this and it helps relax me, I also enjoy having a good munching snack if there is something really interesting on the box. What "me time" does pikey get to enjoy??
@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
Quite few people sew and stitch. When I used to frequent military people, especially overseas, the wives used to have weekly sessions that they called "Stitch and b1tch"! But relaxing sounds much more profitable. I get some me time to. I read, listen to music or garden. XX
14 Feb 09
I only do the stitching, not the b1tch1ng as otherwise it wouldnt be me time and I would be so engrossed in the b1tch1ng that I would put down the stiching!!! lol Are you able to do all three at once?? Sit in the garden, reading while listening to music!! Have you been taking multi-tasking lessons pike??!! lol xxx
@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
I'm a real juggler. It's not just women that can multi-task you know! LOL.
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
12 Feb 09
"me time" is the time I am on the computer doing what I want. And connecting with friends. That is what I consider me time. And if not able to get on the computer then maybe taking the time to read a good book.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Feb 09
I love joining in with some of your me time when you are on the computer Becky. XXX
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I am glad also.. When I am done and out you always make my day better..
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Sorry can't spell this morning..done=down...lolhave a tooth ache and trying to distract myself from pain by getting online.. it works sometimes..
@liquorice (3901)
15 Feb 09
Annoyingly I don't get very much me-time at the moment. In the evening when my daughter's asleep I often plonk myself in front of the television, but these days I normally just fall asleep! So sad, lol! I'd like to find a relaxing hobby that I can do (preferably one that I have to leave the house for..) I'm thinking of taking up swimming again. I used to love doing that, before I could no longer afford the extortionate gym prices . But it was very relaxing, so I'm going to try and pop off to the local swimming baths once in a while.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
15 Feb 09
That's a good idea. Perhaps you can take The Boss with you. I keep saying to her that she ought to go swimming. She's good at the falling in front of the TV thing too! But don't say that I said so!
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@liquorice (3901)
16 Feb 09
Yes, she can come too! Maybe it will give us enough stamina not to fall asleep in front of the television.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
16 Feb 09
She's making a start. She's in the shower right now. Hope that she's swimming against the flow!
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@nannacroc (4049)
12 Feb 09
Being on my computer or reading a book, that's how my 'me' time is spent and I get 'me' time daily and heaven help those that disturb me.
@nannacroc (4049)
12 Feb 09
So do I, it's so good to talk to myself at least once a week.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Feb 09
And this week I have a lot to talk about. Been a very busy few days!
@nannacroc (4049)
12 Feb 09
You're still going to bed at the usual time or earlier if the Boss says.
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Wait, stop the presses, where do I request this 'Me time'? Me time what is that? Ok so I answered your questions. Wait, 'me time' is when I get to go on the Staten Island Ferry and see the lady. Ainge
@p1kef1sh (45696)
17 Feb 09
Then go girl go. Don't tarry, Get thee to the ferry.........
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• United States
17 Feb 09
Funny, the last time I went to the Ferry, I picked up some US TARP papers and notes from the hearing. I do go once a week, maybe next time I will get more papers on the other crud going on here. Ainge
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I have always made sure that there was something that I had for me. When my children were young and I was in a very stressful marriage and was basically raising the 4 of them on my own AND working fulltime to keep the home together, I made sure that I did something. I have bowled in a ladies' bowling league for more years than I want to remember, and now it is twice a week...........some nights it seems like work, though. I also belong to a sorority that is a cultural and social group, and have for over 30 years. We meet twice a week from Sept-May. So I have always had my out time and was lucky enough to have family to keep the kids for me so I could go to do the things that I needed to do for me. My sister kept my kids most of the time that I worked and sometimes it was great to come home to dinner started!! She was also good at keeping them from chasing me throughout the house as soon as I came in the door......particularly to the bathroom!! lol
@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Feb 09
LOL. She sounds a great sister to have. Sounds to me like you have quite a bit on during the week and I am very impressed that you have kept up with your sorority. I wonder how many manage that.
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• United States
14 Feb 09
My sorority isn't the typical associated with a college one. It was started by a man for young women to have something to do besides sit around. It's a cultural and social club called Beta Sigma Phi, and if you check, there is probably a chapter near you!! We are international, with myself helping to start the first chapter in Africa a couple of years ago with a friend I have there!! But there are groups all over the world. In the city where I live, I am one of the YOUNGER members at the age of 54!! For some reason, the membership here is dying out from when I joined back in 1973.
@dpk262006 (56727)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb 09
I enjoy listening to music in complete silence and peace. I listen to music either very early in the morning or late at night, with my headphone 'on', when others are sleeping.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
I love listening to music alone too Dpk. It's most enjoyable.
@dpk262006 (56727)
• Delhi, India
14 Feb 09
So we are alike!!
@mayka123 (14342)
• India
13 Feb 09
My "you time" is sometimes on a Saturday when I do not have to go to work and my kids are not at home. It is usually a little lazing around, with the music on, make some juice just for myself and have it, may be some television with my favourite show, or else just rest and reading.
@dpk262006 (56727)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb 09
You appear to be very found of juice..........LOL!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
That sounds very relaxing Mayka. We all need time just to "chill".
@derek_a (10894)
13 Feb 09
My "me time" is spent first thing in the morning, around 6am. I then practice zazen (Zen meditation) where the mind is stilled and focused only the breathing. This activity helps me to remain mindful throughout the rest of the day. My other "me time" is when I sit down and play my piano and get lost in the music. :-) Derek
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
I envy you the ability to play the piano Derek. I too spend some time contemplating in the morning. Today I haven't and I feel peculiarly stressed because of it. LOL. I had to get my women to the doctors then shopping so no quiet time.
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@derek_a (10894)
13 Feb 09
My way of getting my "me time" first thing in the morning is to get up around 6 a.m. Some people think this is mad, but if you take into account that meditation can be even more refreshing than natural sleep, I am probably better meditating than getting that extra hour or so in bed. If we have to go somewhere early and I feel there isn't going to be time if I get up at 6 a.m. I will get up earlier. I have trained my mind to wake up at whatever time I want to. I guess that ability comes with meditation practice too.. :-) Derek
• United States
13 Feb 09
I chillax at the computer, listening to music and trying to earn a little extra money. I love going out with a girlfriend for drinks and a movie!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
That sounds good. Thank you.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
Wow. I just listened to your music. You are extremely talented. I hope that someone has you under contract!
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
Does a bear mess in the woods? Me time? ALL time is Me time! Here I am alone all day - unemployed, unemployable and unimpaired. I can read, write, swim, eat, dance, dress up in a bear costume and mess in the woods ... in fact, it's pretty hard finding time to do anything else ...
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Feb 09
Did you know that a sheep only digests 50% of everything that it eats? The rest is useable fibre. So be like a sheep and make sheep poo paper from those fibres- or bear poo paper. Suddenly you have a rich source of second income. LOL. That's the job sorted. Now relax!
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
14 Feb 09
Aha! Just call me 'Stationery Bear' - as opposed to 'Stationary Bear', which would mean I wasn't doing anything. As it is, I'm producing envelopes with added fibre. Any colour you wish to order!