Me, Myself & I

The topic of ‘me time’ is one that’s been very popular with me lately. As someone whose planner is literally always full, half because of things I have to do and half because I psycho-plan my weekends a week in advance, time alone is definitely an area where I’m feeling a little deprived. I live my life by such a schedule that taking care of myself and my needs falls by the wayside at times. Even if I do have free time, I find myself feeling anxious if I’m not using that time to clean up my apartment or send an email I’ve been needing to send, since it feels like 24 hours is never enough. It’s amazing how quickly spreading yourself too thin can burn you out and leave you thinking,

I need to spend more time by myself. 

The Design Chaser

I’m happiest when I’m with people I love but at the same time, I feel like it’s tough to give all your attention and energy when you’re feeling depleted from the stresses of work, relationships and everyday life. Especially as women, it seems like we’re always giving a little too much of ourselves. Sometimes, your needs are the most important!

I want to start making more time to do a few things… going to a movie alone, sitting at a coffee shop and blogging or reading, going on walks, at-home spa treatments, painting, journaling, waking up a little earlier to get exercise, playing around with new hair ideas on Pinterest, giving yoga another try, online shopping, baking, reading magazines, maybe taking up calligraphy.

These may sound a little cheesy but it’s the little things like these that, believe it or not, sometimes bring you the most joy. I had an old, ugly canvas that I wanted to spruce up and literally had it on my to-do list for a month so that I could hang it up. I spent a Saturday afternoon painting my favorite quote (lovelovelove this quote) on the canvas and it was just a peaceful thing that gave me my little bit of happy for the day.

fave quote

It may sound weird to schedule some time alone, but at least for me, that’s what it takes sometimes! I’m heading to Tampa for my best friend’s bridal shower today (yay!) but am def scheduling some me time for next week. I’m thinking a coffee facial scrub and lots of reading.

What do you want to do this week to give yourself a little extra love? 

4 thoughts on “Me, Myself & I

  1. Could not agree more with this post! I’m right there with you, girlfrand. Being Type-A and slightly ADD, causes me to rarely take a breather!

    This weekend I got my first facial and a massage followed by my new favorite Honey Bubble Tea!!

    Have a wonderful (short) week!

    XO, Kel


  2. Love this Leigh! I was literally just thinking about this the other day. I barely have time for myself with how busy school keeps me, and I’ve been trying to find ways to have “me time” without feeling guilty about it. Once you put your needs and well being first, everything else falls into place (or so I’ve been told)…but of course that’s easier said than done, right?

    I just started reading this book called “The Power of Now” and I feel like you’d really like it if you haven’t read it already…miss you love you can’t wait to see you in ATL!


    • Was so happy to see your comment, Lex! Thanks for reading :) I think that’s very true… we all want to “have it all” which is almost impossible, but you’re right – a lot of that will start to fall into place after we put our needs first! I’ve heard great things about The Power of Now… def want to pick it up! Can’t wait to see you in October! xx


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