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I Need "Me" Time to Recharge

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 416 People

    Completely agree with this!

    Everyone needs a bit of time to just go be and do the things that bring relaxation and enjoyment. Otherwise, you burn out too easily. For some, it's camping, others time with friends. It doesn't have to be big or lengthy-can be as simple and low-cost as having a scented...
    lovehonestly lovehonestly 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    Recharging The "me" Battery

    Sometimes I just like to get away from everyone and leave myself some time to think. I can't handle it if I can't keep to myself for one time a day. It would be kind of painful. Sometimes it's like a side effect, I start crying. Sometimes I don't know why, sometimes I do. But it...
    freedomallgone freedomallgone 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Time-out!

    After a work week like i had.. all i want, need is to have a ME time. I have served, cleaned, cared for everyone, things, responibilities, chores, whatever! My four legged kids are needing my attention... and all i wish is ... to do as i want for me. ..and that is to sit still...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I Don't Dislike Other People But...

    It's been hard for my spouse, my friends and some members of my family to understand but there are times when being around too many people where I have to make or listen to conversation for too long makes me shut down. I'm sociable, likeable, easy to get along with. I'm not...
    IndigoSpirit IndigoSpirit 41-45 Feb 18, 2010

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    Escapism.

    Thought I'd share my story here too, originally in a comments section of this community (which I'm so glad exists): I'm by nature a social person I love being around people and conversing, going out and doing social activities. But that's just one side of me. Sometimes I...
    HalcyonGeisha HalcyonGeisha 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Me Time

    I am incredibly shy... I can tolerate being around other people, but after a little while I get overwhelmed, and I have to be by myself. Some people think I am rude, because all of a sudden I will pretty much just run away. But I am not rude, I am just afraid of people. People...
    JulieJu JulieJu 18-21, F Sep 29, 2013

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    Of Course I Do..

    All the time. I can't stay around other people for too long before I get emotionally and physically exhausted lol, they just wear me out. My 'me' time always consists of music (like Paramore, t.A.T.u., or Evanescence), drawing/painting, and alot of thinking. Often I'll turn my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I really really do not like the way my life is going right now. At the present time the amount of "me" time I get is ZERO! The husband never leaves the house, he is ALWAYS home. I go out to work, but that is not "me" time since I have to be there and I have to be around other...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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    Once again i fell for the *******.

    This time is goodbye for good . I tested him and appearantly he wasnt serious. I realized these past two years was just wasted on pure idiotic games of cat and mouse. This cat aint trying to get the mouse anymore . He can find the cheese to his life . I am sorry but its true...
    iheartlovesyou iheartlovesyou 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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