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9 Ideas For “Me Time”

Living in a modern city has its own pros and cons. It enables all of us to enjoy the world-class facilities that come with a well-developed infrastructure. On the flip side, the city life poses a lot of pressure and stress on us. Increasing pollution, traffic, work pressure, sales targets…and what not? It’s easy to get bewildered by the constant pressure. With all of us connected round the clock with social media, emails and instant messaging our minds hardly get any time to rest. How to de-stress and maintain sanity? That is a million dollar question! Me Time is one of the best ways to de-stress.

What is “Me time”?

“Me time” is your personal time. It is putting yourself first and choosing to do what you love. Many people struggle to make time for themselves due to various commitments. As per various studies, going for a long period without time for yourself may lead to a burnout. “Me time” can make you a better person, and improve your efficiency.

Here are 5 reasons why you should take time out for yourself

  1. It allows you to clear your mind
  2. It increases productivity and creativity
  3. It allows you to plan your life & gain a new perspective
  4. Avoids burn-outs
  5. Self-care is a way forward

What are the different ways in which you can use your “Me Time”?

There are many ways in which you can utilize time for yourself. I live in a city inhabited by 3.5 million people. Let me show you how the inhabitants of this city make time for themselves. I have managed to capture a few pictures that show 9 me time ideas from Jaipur.

1. Get away from the city

For some, being able to get away from the concrete structures to enjoy nature works best. While a lot of people prefer to take off for a few days in the Himalayas, it is not always possible for everyone to travel out. In such a case, take a break for a few hours or a day. Find some nice place amidst nature to unwind.

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Nature at the edge of the city

Read Nature walk in Jaipur,

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Enjoying nature in the Aravali hills.

Read Trekking & Exploring Wilderness n Jaipur

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Trekking in forests near Jaipur

2. Find solace in divinity

Some people enjoy reading religious scriptures or chanting the Shloka/Mantras. It has been scientifically proven that chanting has a calming effect on the mind.

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Reading & Chanting the religious scripts at Khol Ke Hanuman Ji Temple, Jaipur

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Devotees chanting at Govind Dev Ji temple, Jaipur

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3. Take a stroll in the park

Greenery and parks are known to have a positive impact on our minds. There are people who fall back on parks whenever they are upset. A round of jogging or a brisk walk is all they need to rejuvenate.

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A walk in the Central Park, Jaipur
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Working out in the park. Central Park, Jaipur.

4. Listen to the music

Listening to your favorite music makes you happy and will put you in a good mood. Good mood equates energy.

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Sadhu listening to music at Galta Temples, Jaipur

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5. Put on your dancing shoes

There are so many dance forms to choose for de-stressing. While some prefer classical dance forms, others pick western dance forms. Lately, many gyms in the city have started offering aerobic and Zumba as an alternative to the usual workouts. Nightclubs also continue to be a very popular option for those who want to dance the night away.

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Dance the night away. At one the popular clubs in Jaipur

6. Meditate

Find a quiet place and close your eyes. Doing some deep breathing helps you to clear your mind & detox. The eastern cultures lay a lot of stress on meditation to de-stress. Having realized its importance doctors also advocate meditation.

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Meditating in natural surroundings near Jaipur.

Read Pranayama And Yoga In Jaipur

7. Watch the sunset or a sunrise

Let the magic of nature cast its magic on you. The sunrise and sunset are known to be a big attraction among the youngsters here in Jaipur. There are plenty of places in Jaipur to watch the sunset or a sunrise.

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Watching the sunrise in Jaipur

Read: Enjoying Solitude & Sunrise,

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Ain’t this beautiful? Best sunset point in Jaipur at Nahargarh Fort

Read Is Nahargarh Fort Best Sunset Point In Jaipur?

8. Treat the foodie in you

Food has continued to be a big draw among humans for centuries. While binge eating has always been associated with stress, there is no harm in treating yourself sometimes with something special. How about that Jalebi, Ghevar, or dark chocolate mousse that you often crave about?

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Crispy & sweet Jalebis at Samrat, Jaipur
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The universal favorite

Read The Feast Cafe, Jaipur

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Jaipur Paneer and Malai Ghevar

Read On A Ghewar Trail: Jaipur Ghevar

9. Catch up with your friends

Friends are stress busters. Share, laugh, and spend some quality time with friends. A regular dose will ensure your mental well-being.

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It’s good to find “me time” even during the work hours especially when your job is a high-pressure one. Here’s a picture of police-woman enjoying the view of Badrinath Temple, taking a mini break from her duty at Amer Fort.

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Lady police find some me time during the duty hours. At Amer Fort, Jaipur

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However busy you are, you can always find time for yourself even if you have to start with just a few hours every week. Doing this can provide you with some breathing space in your life and help you unwind.

How do you make time for yourself? I would love to hear from you in below comments.

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145 thoughts on “9 Ideas For “Me Time”

  1. Arv,every line you have written provided your readers with the idea of how to find time for oneself in our fast pacing life,and this post is going to be advantageous to every one of us.Thank you for writing this.Hope you are doing well.

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  2. Very well thought out post and blending of the profound ideas with the images make it picture perfect. Yes we are deep inside the container of daily grind and we get lost in the mechanics and mundane of life. City life is hectic and we get stressed up and it is so essential to detox, and you have so diligently picked up the various options and possibilities one can explore. Yes, it all depends on what is our liking and what goes well with each other’s interest. Music to meditation, and walking in the nature and locating that little time while working is a great idea to breaking away from the building stress and reconnecting with self. The pictures you have taken indeed lovely and you always take such effort in capturing such great shots across the length and breath of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Always a pleasure to read your post…
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  3. Lovely post, Arv. Me time is really important to recharge our positive energy. I normally love to take a walk, jump onto the bus, go with it to unknown destination, stop at the random place and have a good meal afterwards. Doing some exercise as swimming also works for me.

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  4. I really needed to read something like this. Thank you for sharing the post with us. Living in a metro city, fulfilling various commitments has become so tiring, it seems like happiness is a myth. I am definitely going to follow the list to enjoy ‘me time’. Thanks ūüôā

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    1. Thanks, Roy. I absolutely agree that living in a metro city does take a toll on our lives. Happiness is a state of mind and we don’t need expensive things to be happy. What makes you happy, Roy?

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