This may come off as a bit of a ramble, but I’ve been really struggling lately to take time just for myself. Zack and I have set up a really great schedule that allows each of us a couple nights a week to put bedtime on the other, get out of the house and do whatever we please. I’ve made a few decisions recently to be healthier – I’ve brought yoga back into the mix more consistently and I’m doing my best to eat clean. My “me” time usually involves taking the train to the studio, practicing, and coming home to shower and usually picking back up where I left off with work. While this is wonderful, and I would have given a limb for this flexibility a year ago, I’m finding that having evenings free typically means I’m spending that time alone. Which isn’t bad, but when I’m alone I have a hard time disconnecting from work or things that need to be done at home. Does this happen for any one else? Do you find it difficult to really make time for yourself?
When my mother in law was in town a couple weeks ago I was able to head out to brunch with two of my best pals on a Friday morning which was such a treat. We headed out to Greenpoint, ate at Five Leaves and walked around a bit in the cold before stopping for coffee at Butler. Coordinating time with a group always seems to be tricky and this day was just what I needed. It seems as though I have better luck with disconnecting from my never ending to do list when I’m surrounded by people I love and care about, but since friends aren’t always free I’ve got to find a way to disconnect despite it all. My point in writing this is to get your tips and tricks for creating that balance for yourself. How do find the time? Do you choose to spend your time with friends or do you like having the chance to be alone?