Hearting List #5: Me Time

With the mister working more evenings and weekends recently I have found myself with more time to do things for myself. If I don’t tell myself to spend the time doing things that I enjoy I end up doing jobs which isn’t relaxing, so I’ve been making sure I give myself plenty of me time. This is how I like to spend it;

  • Paint my nails | I have always enjoyed painting my nails. I find it therapeutic and a fresh coat of polish is one of the best pick me ups. I like to use a lap tray to paint my nails on whilst watching TV or a film.
  • Adult colouring in | I was gifted a new colouring in book for Christmas and I’ve been enjoying colouring whilst listening to music or having the TV on. It’s relaxing without having to think too much so it’s perfect for when I’m feeling tired.
  • Reading | My dedicated reading time is my train journeys to and from work but if I’m home on my own then I can fit in some extra reading time which is wonderful, especially if I’m reading a particularly good book.
  • Cuddling my furry friends | Oh I do love my pets, my four-legged friends are my absolute favourite and when I’m home alone I get them all to myself (yay for me!).
  • Pampering bath | I’m definitely more of a shower girl but a Lush bath every now and then just has to be done. It feels like such a treat.
  • Tidy a drawer or cupboard | You might think this is a strange one, but I like to have a tidy home, so sometimes I like to tidy a drawer or cupboard and that way I keep on top of any clutter that so easily accumulates. It’s one of those things that I don’t enjoy doing, so I tackle it in chunks and then enjoy the result.
  • Cycling or a walk | If I feel like burning some energy I’ll have a cycle on my exercise bike or go for a walk to get some fresh air.
  • Baking | I do love a little baking session, and that way the mister has something tasty to look forward to when he’s home from his shift. One of the things I love most about baking is doubling the quantity and sharing them out to various family as a little way of showing my appreciation.
  • Watching a film/ TV | Lately I’m really into watching Gossip Girl – not something I’d normally choose to watch but I’m quite intrigued by it. Have you seen it?
  • Getting crafty | Whether it’s busy working on a pompom project or something else entirely, I do enjoy my craft projects.

How do you like to spend your “me time”?
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  • Oh I’m the same, Mr has also been working weekends, my nails have never looked this pretty. Ha it’s great to have some time to yourself, I’ve been doing Yoga. I’m currently re-watching Gossip Girl, love it!!… However it’s just not the same when you know who Gossip Girl is ;) xoxo

    • Ioanna

      Aww, I’m glad you’ve been making the most of it. I haven’t got that far/ worked it out yet! I need to get watching :) xx

  • Adult colouring in sounds like the best thing ever, I remember colouring for hours when I was little and it sounds like an amazing way to relax! xx

    • Ioanna

      it is Jennie, it’s the perfect pass time when you don’t want anything that takes too much brain power xx

  • I love colouring books, weird? Maybe. But having an adult one might make it a little more acceptable. Will have to go and have a peek. x

    • Ioanna

      I don’t always use the adult ones :) xx

  • Erm, I love colouring books (I’m so cool) so this adult one sounds amazing! I think we’d have really similar chill out me times, I love baking, crafts and painting my nails when I’ve got time to myself! And reading but I do that less often, as I’m normally blogging instead!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Ioanna

      it does sound like we have similar interests :) xx

  • I really enjoyed this post. I really need to stop ‘wasting’ my me-time, waiting for Instagram to refresh is not the greatest use of it…



    • Ioanna

      I’m pleased you enjoyed it. I do that sometimes, especially when I’m tired and don’t have the energy to do something more productive xx

  • So much love for this list! I love lighting a candle, getting into bed with fresh sheets and reading or watching a good tv series on netflix (I too have been mad into gossip girl, I don’t usually like things like that either but its hooked me) and recently I’ve been getting into cross stitching which is a great pass time :)