Too often these days it can feel like you barely have a second to yourself. Even when you think
you’re taking a break
from the hustle and bustle, thanks to social media
and our all-hours news culture
, you’re rarely truly tuning out the world around you in full. Work, relationships, kids, commitments, notifications… it all adds up to create a tiresome mosaic of constant stimulation. Yes, life can be absolutely exhausting. Which is why, every so often, you should steal a moment to yourself—entirely
Some quality “me time,” even if it’s just an hour or two a week, has been shown to enhance relationships
, and aid in prioritizing responsibilities and clarifying lofty ambitions, like life goals and overall direction. It’s also beneficial physiologically, improving sleep quality
and dialing back feelings of stress. But that’s not all! Herein, we’ve rounded up the benefits of doing nothing but just keeping yourself company. They’re sure to inspire you to schedule some “me time” in no time.