When was the last time you took some time off from your busy bee life? And do you feel guilty at times when you go out for grocery and enjoy almost haft of your day just checking the shelves even without the intention of buying stuff there? Things like doing grocery is already a time for myself or a "me-time".
Yes, “Me TIME”, does it sound familiar to you? Have you heard it often from a friend, someone closed or related to you? Or do you use it yourself as your term for break time?
As we all go through stages in life where we definitely graduate, though others stay much longer than expected, we all still continue to the next stage and move forward. At this point in my life, I am now on this stage where my priorities have changed and I’m loving it. Being a fulltime mom, wife, daughter, sister, and all-around Jack-of-all-trades, time is of the essence.
I remember, after giving birth to my beautiful daughter, I noticed that my shower time was shorten. I don’t know if some of you can relate to this. I have to attend to my child’s need first before I can take a quick pause like “washroom break”. Because we struggled keeping a good house help, it led us to a major decision to leave teaching job to go full-time stay at home mom. Something that I will never regret doing.
Being a first-time mom, choosing my daughter or family first changed me a lot. From downsizing my closet to focusing on my family’s needs first. But as time goes by, I realized that there are moments when I also wish to have some time alone. Like doing grocery time alone, driving alone, gardening alone…like alone time? This generation prepare calling it as ME Time.
It is a fact that the sandwich generation, individuals who are taking care of both their aging parents and own family simultaneously - are often overwhelmed and pressured to provide for their family’s needs. This may lead them to neglect their own needs, leaving them no room for the most important person in their lives - themselves.
When we choose ourselves, we are often afraid to come off as selfish. However, we need to understand that we also need to take care of ourselves in order to care of our loved ones even better,” said AXA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Nandy Villar. “It is time to leave behind this guilt and commit to making time for me-time. We at AXA Philippines are here as your partner to support you in achieving holistic health this year and beyond.”