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11/4/19 3:07 A

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I find being on the internet very relaxing *me* time. A always used to love spending time in bed before going to sleep looking at various house plans but now I do that on the computer. I can make them larger to see them properly and there are tons (1000's) of plans to look at. I guess I get me time most of the day every day LOL!

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Good "ME" time activities is any positive activity that brings me joy. My list includes a lot of the ideas suggestions as well as coloring in my coloring book to easel painting, photography and puzzles, listening to music to playing instruments, reading books (novel and prose) to creating short stories and poetry, and so much more. If it lifts my spirits, it should be on my list to do on a more regular basis.

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11/3/19 10:58 A

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I agree with Miller. Curling up with a good book. If I have the gas, I like to take drives.

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11/3/19 10:13 A

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For me, it is reading a good book - not an educational or self-help one (they feel like a chore to me). I relax with just good fiction.
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11/3/19 7:52 A

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What a challenging and vital question. Being a people pleaser means my “ me” time needs to be alone...a quiet bath, reading time, even baking

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11/3/19 7:19 A

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For me it's taking a walk outdoors. I live in a rural area with a lot of trees, so just going into my back yard and sitting on a stump listen to the forest is relaxing. Oh yes, there could be a hundred things I can be doing but it'll all me there when I finish with my "Me Time." Hiking in the woods alone cleanses my mind . My alternative is reading.

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"Me time" (oh, how that phrase irritates me) can be random or routine, depending on what you need on a particular day or moment. I define it as time when I don't have to consider anyone but myself.

Depending on how my day or week has been going, it's watching Jeopardy or staring at the wall or painting (not the wall) or phoning a friend or anything else. When I've been heavily scheduled for days in a row, time to vegetate has meaning. It's energizing because I'm clearing out my head, which, in turn, readies me for whatever is next.

"Me time" is a breather. Don't over think it lest the time itself becomes a chore. As "they" used to say, go with the flow.

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11/2/19 10:53 P

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For me it is doing things that *I* want to do and *I* enjoy. Doing things I find relaxing and unwinding. What is enjoyable and relaxing for one may be quite the opposite for another. A lot also depends on our individual living arrangements, (whether we have children or a partner or not or whether we are in shared accommodation with flatmates.) whether we work or not

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