Change Your Mindset And Give High Value To Me Time
As a healthcare executive at MW Wellness Institute, Dr. Willise Riche juggles a heavy workload. But she also has a side hustle. She launched her own blog radio show to celebrate women, MaslowWoman Live. Now she is debuting a Personal Wellness and Balanced Life for Women in Leadership group seminars online in June.
“In order to actually honor my me time, I find it’s necessary to firmly schedule time with myself just like any other appointment and keep it as well. It’s so easy to use that time for other things, so the first thing I had to do was change my mindset to giving a high value to me time. It’s been easier to keep it when I remind myself that like my phone, I need to recharge and regain a sense of balance to allow me to be the best. That being said, I think a variety of activities that I enjoy are the best me-time boosts. There are the alone and the shared activities.”
These activities include soaking in a hot bath (“Spending time alone in water can be tranquil.”), watching a movie alone (“Although watching a movie is fun with others, I enjoy watching old and new movies alone with some wine and my favorite snacks.), “performing random acts of kindness,” and connecting with friends.