Join us today for an episode about the need to find guilt free time for yourself...

Today's episode is focused on why me time allows you to serve others...

In today’s episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time, I talk with you about why we need to have guilt-free me time.  I talk about four benefits of having me time.  I also share what it means to have me time.

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Episode 1153: Time for Me

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[00:01:32] And today's episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time. I talk with you about why we need to have guilt-free me-time. I talk about four benefits of having me time, and I also share what it means to really have some meat. As we talk about stewarding your time. Wouldn't it be great. If you could support this podcast and do it without just taking too long, it turns out you can't.

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[00:02:20] Think about it. When you take time for yourself, when you take some time off, when you take rest time, when you take a day off of work or maybe just take a long break. Do you feel a little guilty? Do you feel like I should be getting something else done during this this busy world that we live in is constantly telling you do more, be

[00:02:46] busy,

[00:02:47] Scott Maderer: but in reality, sometimes it's important to take time to reflect to ground and to realign yourself to your values.

[00:02:57] So that you can really live [00:03:00] an intentional life. That's authentic and fulfilling. I think all too often, when we think about serving others, we end up making that about only making other people happy, only taking care of other people's needs first and not paying attention to yourself or your own needs.

[00:03:22] And this is one of those times where we set it up as an either, or you can either take care of yourself or you can take care of others, either. You're always serving others or you're selfish and always just paying attention to yourself. But the truth is it's not an either, or this is another one of those cases where it's a, both, and it's about doing something both for yourself and for others.

[00:03:51] It's about taking some self care time to let yourself rejuvenate so that you can [00:04:00] serve others more authentically, more deeply, and with better energy, because think about it. If you burn yourself out, then you end up not actually helping others. Anyway, you end up serving them in a way that actually doesn't bring them.

[00:04:19] Sometimes it's as simple as taking some time each and every morning to be grateful, to take time, to be present in the moment, whether that's a time of prayer or a time of meditation, a time to write in a gratitude journal, it's about sitting down and recognizing what you already have and then being thankful for those things.

[00:04:44] This is why. Way to have some me-time and it really doesn't have to be that long in that case, either it can be it's just a five or 10 minutes a day. Pause that you do at the beginning of the day or the end of the day, or I actually [00:05:00] recommend you do it at boasts to be grateful. And to be present and to be plugged in with what you already have.

[00:05:09] And there's study after study that shows that actually increases health and focus on other things. That's the second benefit of taking some me time. It gives you time to focus. I think a lot of times. We think that the only way we can pay attention and be focused is to constantly be on, but it turns out that unplugging turning things off is sometimes the best way to bring more focus to your life.

[00:05:39] You feel like you're wasting time when in reality, doing nothing is sometimes one of the most efficient ways to make the time you do spend doing things much more effective. Think about it. How often have you ended up procrastinating on a task? That was important because you're so [00:06:00] exhausted. You just can't bring your brain to focus.

[00:06:03] And sometimes again, taking 10, 15 minutes to shut off your brain to turn off screens, to turn off the phone and notifications to not have a podcast or a movie or a video playing to actually just let your mind be present in. Still allows you to refocus. On the energy of the time that you need to spend on the task at hand, another benefit is time to reflect and realign time to sit down and say, what is important to me?

[00:06:35] What are my values? What are my goals? What I really want to get out of life? What do I want to intentionally say yes to? And therefore, what is it that I need to eliminate? So I can say yes to those things. Again, it doesn't necessarily have to be a long time. It can be 30 minutes an hour at the end of the week where you [00:07:00] reflect each week on what went well, what was challenging and what would you like to do differently?

[00:07:06] Or what would you like to change in the future, but doing this over and over allows you to plug back in and re align to what is really important to. And then time for nature is another benefit. Time to go outside and enjoy the sun and the trees and the light to quiet your mind and allow yourself to plug in to those things that are around you.

[00:07:34] Now, the truth is you can plug in me time into your daily life. You can look for five or 10 minutes to take a walk, to meditate, to exercise, to create, or do something creative. Sometimes you can spend longer times by going on a weekend retreat or even longer. You can practice gratitude. You can sometimes just take a hot shower [00:08:00] or hot bath.

[00:08:01] You can enjoy quiet music or a moment to mew move with the music and dance. Of course having things like mantras and having a firm time where you switch off and unplug is all ways that you can really focus and have me time that is quality so that when you spend time doing the things you need to do and serving others, you can do it with energy, with authenticity and with focus that allows you to do it to the best of your.

[00:08:37] Thanks for listening.

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[00:09:23] Invest your time. Your talent and your treasures develop your influence and impact the world.


In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • Why we need to have guilt-free me time...
  • Four benefits of having me time...
  • What it means to have me time...
  • and more.....

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. —M. Scott Peck

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