Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

Me-time isn’t ex­clu­sive to women; men need it, too. But nei­ther sex is get­ting it right, the ex­perts say. “Women are good at me-time but aren’t good at mak­ing time for it,” The pur­pose of me-time is to re­plen­ish your energy stores. It can be as sim­ple as tak­ing a few deep breaths at your desk, or may re­quire some for­ward plan­ning, like book­ing in a mas­sage or hol­i­day. What’s most im­por­tant, though, is find­ing what works for you, Kendall says.

“Me-time for me is solo and all about slow­ing down and be­ing quiet,” she says. “For some­one else it could be surf­ing or cre­ative writ­ing. It’s what­ever re­news your sense of pur­pose and po­ten­tial in life.”

The ob­vi­ous forms of time­out in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties that are re­lax­ing, so­cial or plea­sur­able, but Inglis says any­thing that brings you a sense of achieve­ment should also count.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.