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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 9th Oct, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    "Me Time"....... What do you do?

    definition:
    time spent relaxing on one's own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy.



    MTR:)
     
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  2. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Shoot hoops, listen to podcasts, read, excercise, meditate (new one for me - used to think it was all a bit wanky but it's very helpful)

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  3. JenW

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    I nap. Favourite pastime.

    Reading and going to zumba also rate, but not quite as highly :p
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Taking our golden retriever to the dog park or beach
     
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    Jump on here
    Mountain bike
    Karate
     
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  6. Indifference

    Indifference Well-Known Member

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    Lifestyle block.... play "real" vinyl, ride the trail bikes, relax in the hammock & have a couple drinkies whilst cooking BBQ dinner.... then wake to a paddock full of kangaroos whilst having a nice hot cuppa on the porch.... rinse & repeat whenever needed :)
     
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    Never seem to have any! The second I sit on the sofa and contemplate an hour's peace and quiet with a book I get restless and remember that this needs doing, or that needs fixing. By the time I've gone and done the chores I feel guilty about ignoring by sitting in the sofa there's no Me Time left in the day!

    Bit of an exaggeration, I do like my cycling/mountain biking but that's already factored in as a necessary sanity check.

    The last twice Em & I actually managed to arrange a Sunday evening relax the following happened.....

    4 Sundays ago, we strolled to the video shop in the rain, took 3 movies out, made some nice dinner, got the wine ready and looked forward to a relaxing "Us Time", just after the opening credits of the first movie the 3 year old TV blew rendering it useless.

    Yesterday, finished all my chores, saw the visitors off, rented a couple of movies through FetchTV, got my work gear ready for this morning, had my shower, prepared dinner, sat down, turned on the (recently repaired) TV and lost power with the wind storms before I had time to press play on the movie!

    On the up side, no TV has meant getting a start on the book mountain that has piled up over the last few years...
     
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    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Day road trips.

    Good restaurants.

    Boutique shopping.
     
  9. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Going for a walk with a podcast in my ears. Love it. I'm trying to make time to do it every day. Reading a book - mostly non-fiction but every now and then something fluffy and disposable.
    I've also just joined a gym - gets me out of the house on my own so definitely counts as me time.
     
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  10. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Do some gardening while trying to avoid copious amounts of husky kisses
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I like audiobooks, in the car or walking. I don't have many podcasts I still listen to.

    Recent audiobooks are available for loan from the local library; books which are out of copyright are available from librivox.org - there's a huge range of them, though a book in the public domain must be at least 50 years old or something.
     
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  12. Phase2

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    Wow.. you all get "Me" time? My only "me" time is taking the bus to and from work..
     
  13. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    OK, you need to make time for "me time"...:)
     
  14. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Turn that into me time - read a book, podcast, movie, all good :)
     
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    I like to train for, and run, marathons. Currently run about 80km per week. Need to ramp that up to 100km per week and beyond.
     
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  16. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Jess what are your favourite podcasts?
     
  17. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    - Gym 4 times a week where I lift weights and punch a bag
    - Bike riding / outdoor workout 2 times a week
    - Walking everyday M-F for 20-30 minutes to break up the number crunching etc.

    and my favorite

    - taking my car to the racetrack to smash my previous PBs and hanging with other enthusiasts.
     
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  18. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I'm listening to a few at the moment - the Tony Robbins one, an Andy Stanley one called Visioneering, and the Ziglar show.
     
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    I try, but I only have a short commute...:)
     
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    Phase2 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I have great plans... Then I hear "daddy, where are you going?".

    My "me" time can wait a little longer. :)