What's time for myself like?
May 29, 2012 12:08 PM Subscribe
How do I know what I want? Everyone tells me to spend time on me, but I don't really know what that means?
posted by skittlekicks to human relations (15 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
I've spent my life being a caretaker (disabled mother, soon to be ex husband that had a lot of growing up to do) and over time, I think I've lost the ability to know what I want for myself. My standard answer is always "for others to be happy." However, as life has crept in, I find myself needing to find a way to take time for myself but having no clue what to do.
I don't do well with the standard "pampering" things as I start thinking about all the things that need to get done instead when I should be relaxing.
Has anyone else run into this? How do you know what you should do for "me time" when all the standard suggestions don't fit?