How to Find More Time For Yourself

Finding time for yourself could be more important than you think. Work related stress, pressures at home or in your personal life are all reasons to find some time to yourself to think, de-stress and clear your mind.reading in the park

Managing our work life balance so that there’s enough time in the day to relax and unwind is an increasingly hard thing to do. Office hours are increasing, out of work commitments are mounting up and commuting times too and from work are not getting any shorter in the big cities. Other issues, real or not, can build up creating pressures in our lives. Men and women have the need to compare themselves to peers, family and workmates and the material pressures that this applies can take a toll.

Taking time out for yourself, away from the TV, office, family and house can have some real tangible benefits.


This is not a spiritual article and meditation doesn’t have to be spiritual either. Look at is as a way to clear your mind. You can read about styles or methods that suit you online or on YouTube and it can take as little as five minutes a day. The physical benefits can include lower blood pressure, decreased tension and stress and increased moods and outlook. Others claim regular meditation can improve the immune system.


Reading a book by yourself in the park, at the beach, on a bench in the city during lunch can help you to de-stress and unwind. In an era when we spend so much time on our phones, tablets and Kindles it’s important to touch and read a paper book. Less screen time is good for your eyes, it can help you sleep in the evenings and, hey, you might even learn something while you’re at it!

Schedule time into your week

This is particularly important for parents and busy workers. If you can’t find time make time. Get your diary or online calendar and block out at least an hour 2-3 times per week that’s just for you. Switch off your phone, leave the kids with your partner/friends, take a bath, enjoy a wine alone and just switch off.

Do things alone

Admittedly this may not be for everyone but give it a try, what have you got to lose? Dining out at a local restaurant or ducking in to see a movie at the cinema could be just the perfect way to recharge from your busy schedule.

Take a bath and light a candle

relaxing mist sprayIt’s an oldy but a goody. Taking a bath can combine any of the above mentioned ways to chill out alone – reading, meditating or having a glass of wine alone. There are some relaxation products that you might want to consider incorporating too. Candles are cheap and easy, relaxing sprays, scented bath salts and more. Enjoy.

Clearing your mind, forgetting your troubles and resetting your priorities is not something you can do when you are too busy to stop and think. The first step is allocating some time to yourself. Second just choose something you like to do, the rest will take care of itself. When you’re along your thoughts can become clearer. Busy executives, mothers with their hands full and just about anybody else can start by prioritizing themselves.


Beauty Is for Every Woman

An interesting experiment showed that usually people see themselves in bad light, and that the people who actually surround them have a better opinion than they have about themselves. For Beautifull-Skinexample, if you ask a woman how she sees herself, she could say too skinny, or too fat, or not funny enough, and so on, usually choosing words that decrease her beauty. However, if you ask three different people what they think about the same woman, you will get better answers than she have about herself.


This being said, women will always search for ways to be more beautiful and more stylish, usually just to improve the image that they have about themselves. In essence, it’s not a bad thing, but when you decide to use beauty tips and tricks, there are a few things that you need to know.

How do you use the makeup?

This is one of the most important factors that can totally change how you look. The makeup is used for ages, and today’s women have just a few limits when thinking about buying -beauty-woman-girl-pink-abstract-face-lipscosmetic and make-up products.

If you like wearing make-up, there are some things that you should follow. First of all, use a foundation that is adequate to your skin complexion. Each woman has a different complexion, so test the foundation on the skin of your neck. You don’t want to apply the foundation and look like you’ve made a mask. Apart from this, use colors that complement your eyes or make them stand out. For every day use, choose a natural make-up, with just a little foundation, a soft color and mascara. Apply a heavier make-up when you go to a party or a social event.

At the end of each day, don’t forget to remove your make-up thoroughly and use cosmetic products that are adequate for your type of skin.

What cream should you use?

Each skin is different, so you need to know what type you fit in. There is the dry skin, the oily skin or a combination of the two. You will be able to find adequate products in stores for real-beautyyour type of skin, so look the through to see what they’re used for. However, when you choose something, make sure there is no alcohol in the lotions, and no paraben in the creams. The alcohol can irritate your skin or produce rashes.

If you’re into natural products, there are also bio products available. No matter what you choose, make sure they come from a licensed producer, as these cosmetics have a lower expiration date. If they are indeed bio cosmetic products, a lotion will be good for usage for about a month from opening, while a cream won’t last more than two months.


Are there special treatments?

woYes, there are some natural cosmetic treatments and products that anyone can use.

First of all, there is the honey. This is used in many cosmetic treatments, but if you want to get rid of acne or other facial problems, like rashes or irritations, use it in your usual cream. Add a small tablespoon of honey in your cream, mix it good and apply it every day on your facial skin.

If you want to make a natural scrub, a light one that will clean your skin nicely, use grounded coffee or manna croup and oil, with just a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use it once every week, and you will soon see the difference.