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I've been asked to do two 'me-time' things for ten mins a day

(18 Posts)
savemefromrickets Sun 29-Sep-13 22:07:38

But what?

The idea is that twice a day I wind down for ten minutes doing something I enjoy.

I'm not doing well!! Apparently ironing doesn't count. I'm not sure I want to confess my mumsnet habit to the counsellor just yet. Online shopping is out of my budget.

I've tried a cup of tea and a book but before I knew it I was doing the ironing instead. hmm

DP isn't here so I can't ask for a back rub or front rub so what can I do?

something2say Sun 29-Sep-13 22:11:23

Sit down cross legged and repeat nice things about yourself.

I like myself.
I am a good person.
I'm great and people like me.

Etc. ?

StickyProblem Sun 29-Sep-13 22:12:50

Phone someone
Yoga - salute the sun is about 10 mins
Run on the spot
Sing to karaoke on YouTube
Give yourself a manicure

I love me-time!

ceeveebee Sun 29-Sep-13 22:14:47

Take up knitting?
Have a bath?
Learn a language - BBC website or you can get CDs or on iTunes?

defineme Sun 29-Sep-13 22:17:06

I would be in the bath with a lot of bubbles and a book.
You can have a front rub on your own you know!

I would read, watch the 2 box sets that I can't seem to get round to, phone a friend, write a list of positive to dos.

Bishoplyn Sun 29-Sep-13 22:18:12

Listen to a meditation cd? Face mask? Give yourself a manicure/pedicure? Tidy your make up? Phone a friend? Read a chapter of a book. Organise a night out with friends?

FreeAtLastAtLongLast Sun 29-Sep-13 22:19:06

Paint your nails! It will prevent you from tackling the ironing wink

Bubble bath is a good one too, as again, you can't do much else grin

WahIzzit Sun 29-Sep-13 22:21:05

Some easy stretching exercises
A cup of tea and a trashy celeb mag
Phone a friend
Online social networking on facebook/twitter etc
A drive in the car (with no kids screaming in the back)
Soak your feet in a footspa thingy or any similar shaped tub will do, slap on a face mask and relax
Breathing exercises/yoga
Watch some telly
Dance! Get ur favourite cd on and shake your booty :-D

AndMiffyWentToSleep Sun 29-Sep-13 22:21:22

I really need to do this too! Maybe we should be me-time buddies!
I don't get distracted by ironing but cooking, washing and those sorts of things.
I'm going to try reading, having a cuppa and just sitting, or...can't think what else. I work at a computer so want screen-free time. Are we allowed to do exercise? really wanna sort out my bingo wings.

WahIzzit Sun 29-Sep-13 22:22:33

Xpost there with a few by bishoplyn

slightlysoupstained Sun 29-Sep-13 22:23:20

If you need a bit of a wind down, the Headspace app free meditations were quite nice: http://www.getsomeheadspace.com/

MadeMan Sun 29-Sep-13 22:33:54

Eat some Mars bars.

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 29-Sep-13 22:43:29

Listen to music
stroke the cats
Drink Tea
Look at old photos
Tidy a drawer
Sort the button box
paint your nails
Do your hair nicely
Put on make-up nicely
Sit in the Garden and listen to birds/planes/trains/bees

Diagonally Sun 29-Sep-13 22:48:12

Paint nails
Blow dry / straighten hair
Read a magazine
Plant bulbs
Make hot chocolate with a frizzy thing

savemefromrickets Sun 29-Sep-13 22:51:09

Thank you for the suggestions, I shall work through them.

What I really did was paint my nails. Tidied up some paperwork on the way to the bathroom. Straightened the bed. Got a grip. Painted my nails. Remembered that I can't do the bloody things (missing that girl gene) and the last time I went for a back massage I was mortified to be told there was a free foot massage so I lied and told the girl that my 6 year old had done them for me. Got stressed and swore at my feet.

I think I need to practice at me-time grin

savemefromrickets Sun 29-Sep-13 22:52:00

I'm definitely going to book a hair cut. I have lego hair again.

Earthworms Sun 29-Sep-13 22:53:46

Go for a walk
Read a book
Drink tea
Learn a musical instrument. A cheap ukellele is under twenty quid, find a YouTube video, with10 mins twice a day,you'd be able to play in a week.
I've learned rudiments of a couple of cheap and easy instruments that way.
Learn to roller skate
Play patience
Do nothing

I'm not surprisedypuebeen giventhisas homework if you can't do it.my lifefeelslikea constant daily battle to get 10 mims to myself!


StickyProblem Tue 01-Oct-13 16:02:42

Nail painting is not a gene rickets, it's years of practice smile If you miss, just scrape the shreds off your fingers and cuticles in the shower when the main varnish has hardened! <classy>

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