Customize Your Me Time
With clients and projects that span from the U.S. to China, Stephanie Hunt always finds herself on the go. She is the founder and director of Swan Noir, LLC, a finishing school for children, teens, and adults that teaches people how to present themselves and their ideas with grace and charm. She is currently working on her second book, this one for men/boys focusing on gentleman’s etiquette. Her first book was Poise, Posture, Presence A Guide to Decorum for Ladies. Hunt is also incorporating Emotional Intelligence (EQ) into her training for the fall.
“I think you can look at making ‘me’ time two ways: 1. It’s absolutely necessary and you have a standing day of the week where you enjoy a few hours having lunch or sitting in the park or even reading a few chapters of a cheeky novel (50 Shades, lol), 2. You attempt to take five minutes out a day to ‘meditate’ behind your desk or your week goes by and you realize you have done nothing for yourself,” says Hunt.
She adds, “I make sure I carve out either a few hours a week to just walk or take myself to lunch. Last week I walked the entire Central Park. It felt great. I do believe it may be more challenging when you have children to take time out for yourself, but it’s all the more important.”