Taking the First Steps to ME Time

taking the first steps to me time

Make ME Time Your New Year’s Resolution

Did you blink? If so, you probably didn’t see 2013 flash by. Where did the year go? It’s the beginning of 2014, and that means you’ve likely dutifully jotted down — or made a mental note — and committed to a set of New Year’s resolutions. Now is the perfect occasion for a little timeout from the rush of the holidays and the jumping back in to normal life that makes up the month of January. Start the New Year off with a fresh slate and indulge in some luxurious “me time.”

Making an effort to spend quality time alone, or “me time,” can help increase your self-understanding, be a source of self-renewal and provide greater goal clarification (which will help you tackle those resolutions). That’s according to a University of Massachusetts Amherst study by James R. Averill, Ph.D, and Christopher R. Long on the subjective experiences of solitude.

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