I think that “ME time” is essential to the soul. What is “ME time”, you ask?
That means no friends or associates (whether physically or virtually), no family members, no co-workers – just me, myself and I. This gives me time to rejuvenate my mind, body and spirit. I am able to mediate and find my inner peace with no interruptions or outside influences.
I believe everyone should schedule some ME time. Yes, you all may have jobs, school and other obligations to fulfill; that’s fine. However, if you are the type to put everything and everybody in your life before yourself, you need that ME time. Set aside some time to do things that you want to do. It can be a walk in the park, going to the gym, reading a book or pigging out on junk food while watching “Martin.” Your ME time could last a few hours or an entire weekend. It’s your time to relax and unwind and prepare yourself mentally, physically, socially and emotionally for the tasks you have to complete in the near future.
And if you ever feel wrong for isolating yourself or wanting to have some time to yourself, you shouldn’t. If people get mad at you and accuse you of being selfish for not wanting to adhere to their wishes, laugh it off. It’s okay to be selfish sometimes.