Finding time for you can be difficult at the best of times so when the holiday season rolls around we often forget to prioritise ourselves. By planning ahead and identifying simple ways to make me-time it can help alleviate some of the holiday stress.

“Me" time is not something you should feel guilty about. It's nothing more than taking some time to put aside your everyday business and treating yourself to an activity that you enjoy.

It gives you an opportunity to relax, refocus and recharge.

Scheduling is important as often we think we can grab time whenever during the holiday season, but the reality is often a little task here, a small chore there and before you know it it’s time for bed. Scheduling can help you identify what really needs doing in the day before having that time that you have set aside for yourself.

If you’re not sure how you’d spend time to yourself, try writing down things you enjoy doing. Whether it’s having a bubble bath, re-watching your favourite show or reading a book, having a list of things you enjoy doing can help you avoid the temptation to skip me-time.

Some useful resources: Creating your own mindfulness exercise

How to create more time for yourself