I was in a transition to a new position at my company. I took advantage of the situation and requested a few weeks of time off work to recharge. I was going to spend two of those weeks with our kids since they were out of school. But the first week was for me, and me alone—a kind of “solo staycation.”
I don’t remember the last time I had time to spend with me. I missed me. I wanted to be selfish: to embrace me, to listen to me, to feel my presence, to listen to my thoughts when they are not bombarded with home, work, and life… everything one usually looks forward to doing with someone very special.
I made a list of things I enjoyed doing by myself:
- Read a book
- Go through a magazine over coffee at a coffee shop
- Get a massage
- Go to a sauna and jacuzzi
- Go for a walk
If you have the opportunity to spend a little time on your own—an afternoon, a day, or even a week—seize the day and get back in touch with yourself. You’re so worth it.