Wednesday, 2 September 2015

the me date

Do you ever take yourself out for a me-date?

It may sound strange, particularly in a world which is so fast-paced where we often have so very little time for ourselves. But in recent years I've come to realise that I really enjoy - hell, I think need is more appropriate - my own space and time to myself. In my time off I enjoy nothing more than taking myself off for the afternoon for some peace, quiet and time alone.

I know some people would hate this idea - being alone with no-one to talk to or enjoy it with. For me I need this space and love being able to do exactly what I want without having to fill gaps with chatter and be selfish. Time for me, to do what I want, without having to worry about the needs of others.

So what do I do? It's nothing revolutionary - walking into town for a coffee with my book and spend a good couple of hours reading. Taking myself out for lunch at a local cafe. I love having the time to read on my own without interruption or the worry of having to get stuff done. Going into Guildford for a mooch round the shops, a walk round the park, sitting in the sunshine. It needn't cost a lot of money, but taking the time out is totally worth it.

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  1. I love having "me dates". I live alone so don't struggle to get alone time but like to treat myself to something nice once per week rather than just sitting in front of Netflix in a hoodie! x

  2. I couldn't agree more! I like 'town' me-dates, having coffee, reading and a mooch around the shops, but also home 'me-dates' - cooking myself and awesome dinner, doing my nails in front of Netflix and running a realllllly deep bath. I definitely think it helps you recharge and sets you up to be super sociable next time you're with company :D


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