I decided today that I urgently needed a ‘Me Hour’ (which is something I made up on the spot).
The rules for ‘Me Hour’ were threefold:
- Don’t think about any worries, problems, responsibilities, decisions, people, injustices, frustrations.
- Don’t compare myself to anybody else.
- Don’t continue any thought which begins with the phase “I should be…”
I set a timer, and then I put my computer and phone to one side.
I ran a bath telling myself not to feel guilt for using my last limited edition bath bomb instead of saving it for a ‘special occasion’.
I didn’t pressure myself to use the time to visualise, dream, pray, manifest, plan, connect to my Higher Self/guardian angels, analyse, strategise or decide.
Every time a thought floated in which breached these rules, I floated it out again. I acknowledged the aches and pains in my body but without analysis. If I received any intuitive guidance, without any ‘trying’ on my part, I allowed it.
I bathed in silence.
When the hour was up, I took Baxter for a walk. I strode around our usual route and felt so different to usual. I felt grateful and strong and powerful. I felt more connected, more energy and more faith.
I know alone time is an elusive luxury for many. But I hope you may find time, and schedule it into your weekly planner if possible, to gift yourself this opportunity to come back to yourself.