Inspirational "Me Time" Quotes

Updated on October 10, 2017
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Every time I read a book, I love to jot down and record my favorite quotes in it. There is a sentiment to match every mood.

Quotations and Sayings on Taking Time for Yourself

Me-time quotes and tips will inspire you to make some much needed time for yourself. It seems crazy that in a world where we have modern appliances that can wash and dry clothes, press trousers, and heat up pre-packaged food, we're desperately craving some much needed "me time."

The truth is that modern living seems to suck up all your time like never before. Things like email, Twitter, Facebook, online forums, and chat-rooms are huge distractions that can prevent you from winding down. Read on for some inspirational quotes and tips on getting the time-out that you deserve.

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~ M. Scott Peck

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. ~ James A. Michener

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ~ Dale Carnegie

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do. ~ Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found. ~ Unknown author

We run away all the time to avoid coming face to face with ourselves. ~ Unknown author

Make More Time for Yourself by Cutting Down on the Non-Essential Activities

Write down a list of all the things you typically do in a day. How do you normally fill your hours? Be brutally honest. And if you don't know, it might help to keep a diary for a week. Next to each item you've made on the list, note whether that item is essential (like time for family) or non-essential which might be watching TV or browsing Facebook.

Focus on the non-essential activities because those are what you will need to prune down in order to get your "Me-Time" so you can actually commit to a hobby or something that you truly want to do.

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

— M. Scott Peck

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it? How much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong! ~ L.G. Elliott

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. ~ Tryon Edwards

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn. ~ J. Todd Ferrier

Habits change into character. ~ Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid

We're worn into grooves by Time by our habits. In the end, these grooves are going to show whether we've been second rate or champions, each in his way in dispatching the affairs of every day. By choosing our habits, we determine the grooves into which Time will wear us; and these are grooves that enrich our lives and make for ease of mind, peace, happiness achievement. ~ Frank B. Gilberth

Make your Me Time a Habit so You Commit to it Each Week

Your precious time will become normality instead of a rarity if you make a habit out of it. Plan to have your special time daily, on certain days of the week or even just once a week. If you stick to these regular times for yourself then they will become the norm.

Don't be persuaded to commit to anything else unless it is urgent. Regular time for yourself should increase your happiness and well-being.

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

— Dale Carnegie

Gain More Time by Grouping Related Tasks

To gain some time for yourself, think about grouping similar tasks together. Instead of checking your email constantly throughout the day - check it less often. I check mine once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Some people check just once per day. Then switch it off!

Email is a time waster and, let's be honest, whatever it is can wait. Likewise with phone calls - plan in time so you make all your daily calls in one go. If you start by grouping tasks, you will soon find that you get some time back. What other items can be grouped together so you gain some time?

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

— The Buddha

© 2011 Marie

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