In fact, there are countless reasons to parcel out your time to anyone and everyone except yourself. Elderly parents may need extra care. You’re afraid to disappoint a friend in need. You’ve overcommitted your time on a big project at work, and that’s not to mention the responsibilities you may have with young children or a partner.
Whatever the case may be, you’re not alone. We’re all spread thin. But to grow and thrive, we need time to ourselves – that’s why 76% of people say they believe privacy is vital to our wellbeing. It’s an established truth and the sooner you can read the warning signs of not getting enough privacy, the better you can find some great solutions.
1. Your downtime is swallowed up by the collective of your home, your family or your friendship group. It seems like every time you attempt to have some ‘me time’, you’re either made to feel guilty or asked to take part in an activity that you can’t comfortably say ‘no’ to.
Solution: Stand your ground and make time that’s just for you, even if it means saying no to something or someone else.