The Me Time Free Time Myth
If you knew you could have 26 (or more) hours in a day, would you sign up?
When I was a lawyer, I felt like I never had enough time, especially for myself. I scheduled my workouts between 5 and 6 a.m., and not because I was a morning person, but because it was the one time I knew I’d have relatively undisturbed.
I also knew that, after my “me time,” anyone who needed anything that day — my boss, my colleagues, my family — would get the best version of me and what I was giving.
Work? More flow. Mistakes? Less often. Quality time? Higher quality.
It revealed to me one of the most important time-saving secrets out there: the time you take for yourself can multiply the efficiency of the time you devote to others, literally creating more “free time” during your day.
Beware of believing that self-care is selfish. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you get more quality time alone, then someone else gets less quality time with you… but it’s just that: a TRAP! This week, jump over it, and jump into at least an hour devoted to your peace of mind.
Remember, “me time” gives you more time.