This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield Organic and Prana. All opinions are always my own.
A topic I often discuss is “Me Time”. Running is a huge part of my me time, but what is even more important is the “whole me”. I found over the last year that I am spread so thin I am rarely ever the “whole me” at any one time. I may be with my daughter, but my brain is going over a thousand things I need to do. While running I am mentally writing what I want my research paper for school to be about. When cooking dinner I am also helping my daughter with homework, making the to-do list for the next day, face timing with my husband on business, and trying to log into my virtual classroom. I realized that I am much better at everything when I focus my time. I get more accomplished and do a better job when it is the “whole me”.
Part of the “whole me” though is the “me time”. Once a week I take time out that isn’t for anyone, but myself. It may only be a half hour once a week, but it is important. I put on comfy clothes. (How cute is this Liana sweater from Prana. The color is called Bora Bay and just that name alone helps me feel at peace!) I relax and read for fun or just lay in the sun and appreciate the nature around me.
Right now I am chipping away at the book “The Kindness Diaries”. I bring a snack out with me, usually a Stonyfield Organic yogurt parfait because it is wholesome and delicious. It feels decadent, but I know the ingredients are good. I feel more centered when I get this time and I can focus my attention.
Do you try to work on the “whole you”?