WHICH SEX DOES IT BEST?
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.