Walking has always beens my "me" time. I need to and will make more time to do this, as my feet feel better. That is not a quick 5 minutes but I have been making it more of a priority. I would love to take a yoga class somewhere, but since that is not a feasible option right now, I can do a dvd. Again, not a quick 5 minutes, but I don't have to leave the house. I try to check in once a day on my Lose It forums so that I can keep myself motivated and accountable. But what else can I do that would be considered recreation?
What is my point? I realized that sometimes I am doing activities that re-energize and re-charge me. Maybe I just need to recognize them as such. Spending time on Pinterest with my evening cup of tea could sometimes feel like a waste of time. Perhaps in labeling my Pinterest-ing and resultant baking as "me" time will help me actually do it without feeling guilty and not put it off for something that is NOT re-energizing. Like scrubbing the bathroom. Unless of course I have made homemade bathroom cleanser. (It works, by the way.) Maybe I need to look at things I do in a different light. After all, if I looked at walking the dog as a chore it certainly would be one. But I look at it as more me-time, and so I enjoy it.
For this upcoming week I hope that we can all do this: put at least 5 minutes aside each day, just for you. Unplug. Unwind. Re-energize. Re-create yourself.