Life isn’t about following that set schedule every single day. It is about doing things that make you happy. If you do not feel like you have the time to be truly pleased, then you need to make it. You can still do the things that you enjoy and love even though you may have a full time job or a family. Having all these different layers in your life does not mean you have zero time or strength left for yourself.
Ultimately, taking time out of the busy day is the most important contributor to a successful life. It is what gives us the energy to take care of all the other responsibilities that we have.
Step 1 and the most important step: Make yourself a priority
As silly as it sounds, sometimes you need to make yourself a priority in order to be rested and restored for the people in your life. If you are constantly lethargic or stressed, you will not be 100% for the moments that really count.
Step 2: Schedule your ‘Me Time’ into your Busy Schedule
Your time alone is just as important as any doctor’s appointment, meeting, or workday. Your free time is meant to recharge you. It gives you time to not only recharge your batteries, but to think about yourself for once.
Find at least one hour in a day to do something for you, whether it be reading a book, taking a walk, or getting a massage. Do something that you have always wanted to do, or the things that make you most comfortable.
Lastly: Make sure this free time is specifically for you
Do not think about what you need to do after your free time, or the next day. Think about what makes you happy and successful. And seriously, enjoy it.