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35 Ideas For Me Time

I have always been someone who needed alone time. Me time if it were. I think it’s important to like being alone and like spending time by yourself. Even if you are married or in a relationship, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” I have always loved that quote because it’s so true. Today I am sharing 35 ideas for me time. Enjoy!

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35 Ideas For Me Time

  1. Mani/Pedi’s
  2. Take yourself to a movie (My favorites are Friday early mornings — theaters tend to be empty)
  3. Go wander around a book store
  4. Go shopping
  5. Check out a museum or exhibit
  6. Go to a concert if you really love the band
  7. Go see a speaker or author
  8. Walk around an outdoor area
  9. Go for a long walk/run on a trail
  10. Try a new workout class
  11. Work on a DIY project
  12. Have a spa day
  13. Take yourself out to lunch
  14. Have a glass of wine and a bubble bath
  15. Binge watch your favorite show
  16. Clean out your closet and find buried treasure
  17. Get your makeup done
  18. Get a blow-out
  19. Watch a documentary
  20. Volunteer
  21. Go for a hike
  22. Do some outdoor yoga
  23. Go for a swim
  24. People watch
  25. Buy yourself some flowers
  26. Grocery shop for healthy foods for the week
  27. Window shop
  28. Sit in a coffee shop and read/write
  29. Explore a new city/town
  30. Write a letter to your future self
  31. Travel alone
  32. Try on clothes/discover new outfits
  33. Watch one of your favorite movies
  34. Paint your own nails/toes
  35. Play around with makeup/skincare

Me time is important and I hope you take some time each week to have a little me time for yourself.

What are some of your ideas for me time?

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  1. My favourite me-time activity is Netflix, haha! I do like going out for long walks, but it’s so hard to get myself off my lazy bum sometimes! (well worth it when I do, though)

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  2. i dont think that i can make it like this anyway in my lifetime 🙁 it is saddening but i will do try all my best. thank you for teaching.

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  3. Robin Rue wrote:

    I love all of your ideas! I get a little bit of me time everyday when I workout. I crank up the tunes and enjoy the time by myself.

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  4. Nicole wrote:

    I totally needed some new ideas! Thanks for these!

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  5. stepahnie wrote:

    I love all of these ideas. Is it wrong that I just want me time every day?

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  6. Mary Leigh wrote:

    This is an excellent list. I love that there is something here for everybody. It’s also a really great reminder that “me time” doesn’t have to be some elaborate event. Sometimes simple activities can be really helpful for regrouping and having some me time.

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  7. Kait wrote:

    What a great post to start my Monday with! You can’t beat some “me time” every once in awhile!

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  8. Alexandra wrote:

    I can’t think of one great person that would have “She lived for herself” written on their tombstone, and I wouldn’t either. But that doesn’t mean we don’t take care of ourselves and give ourselves some mental health time. My favorite “me time” is to take a long drive on a sunny day with my favorite tunes coming from the speakers. ?

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  9. Jaime wrote:

    I consider exercising my “me time.” Also any time I can relax in a bath at the end of the day is perfection. Me time is a little tough to find right now with two kids demanding so much attention!

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  10. Me time: Hiking, taking a bath, reading a book in the sun! These are my favorite things to do when I get some me-time.

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  11. I’ve always wanted to go to a movie by myself, but never think to do it when I have time on my own. I love to journal during my “me time,” or even just get in a good workout.

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  12. Divya wrote:

    These are all great ideas! With a husband in medical school, I have come to realize how important it is to have a list of ideas for “Me Time” because he’s constantly studying.

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  13. I actually painted my nails last night for the first time in forever and it was really nice. It made me think I need to do it more often!

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  14. All of these are such great ideas! I’m such a loner/introvert and I really value my alone time.

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  15. This is awesome. So many people are afraid to do activities alone, but it can be so rewarding. I love these ideas too. Especially going to see a speaker or getting your makeup done. Haven’t done those yet but they’re on my list now:-)

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  16. Walking outside, watching some of my favorite shows, reading and baking are some of my favorite ways to embrace extra me time!

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  17. Kayla wrote:

    I love having some me time, but I was really needing some more ideas. Thanks for the list!

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  18. These are great ideas! Me time is so important for us.

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  19. Wendy wrote:

    One of my favorite “me time” activities is to play a musical instrument (for me it’s my violin). This is always relaxing for me.

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  20. I love these ideas! Self care is number one in my book because if I can’t take care of myself, how can I take care of anyone else? I didn’t realize how important connecting with other is for self care until recently though. Lately i’ve been more open and wanting to connect with friends more. It’s been a huge blessing and inspiration though I do need a mani/pedi badly.

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  21. These are wonderful ideas! My me time is usually spent doing something outdoors. 🙂

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  22. Faisal wrote:

    Some great ideas here!

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  23. Liz Mays wrote:

    I like these ideas! Planning some self-care can be really nice and I think it ends up helping you become more productive. I definitely need to take advantage of the nice weather this summer..

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  24. Johanne wrote:

    I love me time! Lately I’m nog getting in much me time, but I’m going to change that. My me time is just Netflix, reading a book or hanging out with my cat (and boyfriend next to me, but that makes it less me ?)

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  25. Immediately after reading this, I went and did my makeup and painted my toe nails (although the second one was a bit of a fail). I love me time and I feel like I never get it anymore! Love this post!

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  26. Alicia wrote:

    These are a great idea. Thanks for sharing them! Gives me stuff to think about doing.

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  27. Love all of these ideas! Me time is so important. Window shopping and mani/pedis are usually my goto’s for me time.

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  28. Annemarie LeBlanc wrote:

    Awesome list! If I only had a few hours of “me time” I would probably spend it in a bookstore. However, if we are talking weekends, you’d find me at the beach. 🙂

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  29. I really love this list… I think everyone… especially women… deserves time to themselves… it doesn’t mean that we don’t love you… it just means that we need time to regroup so we can appreciate you more!

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  30. Lots of good ideas on this one! One of my favorite me time activities is grabbing a glass of wine and sitting out on the deck and listen to the birds. 🙂

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  31. Kiara wrote:

    Yes to all of these girl! I’m all for planning more me time for myself. You can never go wrong with a mani/pedi. I also had in an adjustment at the chiropractor because it’s so darn relaxing! I also read my books outside for an hour or two now that the summer weather is here!

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  32. Holly wrote:

    I love ‘me time’! It has become even more important (although less frequent) since having a baby. Sometimes just a trip to Target- in a quiet car- is a wonderful break.

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  33. Jenny wrote:

    Yes to all of these! I totally love me time and one of my favorite ways is with a mani/pedi.

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  34. Wine and bubble bath is my favorite way to spend some quality me-time! I have a bath bomb and some wine waiting on me right now, actually but I have to wait until tomorrow… Boo. Recently, I treated myself to a massage and manicure day, too. It was amazing! I love all your ideas! You must be a pro. 😛 I have been wanting to try visiting a coffee shop to write. Maybe I’ll do that soon.

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  35. I love going to museums by myself. It’s so peaceful and I can take as long as I want. Also, any kind of pampering session (nails, hair, facial) are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  36. People watching is one of my favorite things to do when I’m out and about!

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  37. Mistle wrote:

    Yes girl!! I love having me time. I enjoy getting massages, mani pedis, etc. Great list!!

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  38. These are some great ideas for “me time”. I definitely need to focus on me time more. It can be so hard to make time for myself but some of these are simple and easy to do.

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  40. Jasmine wrote:

    These are all great for “me time”. I love doing diy’s. I always find them fun to do. Lol

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  41. Brittany wrote:

    I love these ideas! I really need to plan a Me day.

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  42. Great list. I’m trying to spend more time on myself.

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  43. Kelsey wrote:

    I love this post! ME time is crucial! Will be doing most of these 🙂

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  44. Angie wrote:

    Binge-watching Netflix is my ME time! I’m also a big fan of a good bath after everyone goes to bed!

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  45. Such a great list! I love my me time. I always end up at the gym or in a new fitness class. These activities target both my physical and mental health so it’s a win/win in my book 🙂

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  46. I love me time!! I sometimes just like staying home and read or watch tv by myself.

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  47. Alexis wrote:

    I need more me-time in my life. I get so wrapped up in the chaos of life. I’m definitely going to do a whole bunch of these this summer-fall! Thanks, Neely!! xo

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  48. Brittany wrote:

    I wish I went to more museums. I really love them when I do go, but I forget to make them a priority. And it never occurs to me to go by myself!

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  49. I love these ideas. Me time is so important! I like to diffuse oils and do a yoga video or read in a bath!! I am excited to try the ones on your list!

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  50. Kelsie wrote:

    I love this! so many great ideas for a quick mommy moment!

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  51. Katrina gehman wrote:

    great ideas! i need some of these as i’m always on the go for my kids but never take the time for me.

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  52. So many great ideas! I too NEED alone time now and then other wise I feel overwhelmed and cranky. It’s definitely hard with two little kids, but I try my best to make it happen.

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  53. lana wrote:

    I love these ideas!! thanks

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    I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for newbie blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

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  55. One of my favorite “me time” activities is to play a musical instrument (for me it’s my violin). This is always relaxing for me.

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