Disconnect: How to Make the Most of “Me” Time.

In the world of constant communication and push on efficient time management, choosing to disconnect can pose a real challenge. 

What if we miss out on an important email? What if someone needs us and we’re not there? What if we lose an amazing opportunity that won’t pop up ever again?

All the “what if” questions are significant, but there is one more thing you need to take into consideration: You.

If you don’t pay attention to your inner voice, sooner or later the most important tasks will lose their significance. It’s essential to remember: When you don’t squeeze in time for yourself, you’re not able to give yourself to others.

I know it can be hard, but you have to accept that your needs can and should come first. 

That is why when you feel the urge to hash out the external noise, I recommend to take a deep breath and let yourself embrace the “me” time. Give yourself the opportunity to decompress, relax, and focus 100% on yourself. 

Together, let’s discover the tricks and strategies which allow you to disconnect and make the most out of “me” time. 


  1. Unplug from technology

Endless work emails, round-the-clock social media notifications, hours of scheduled Zoom calls, and a Google Calendar full of personal commitments. In an environment like this, a digital detox may seem like an impossible task. We’re so used to having our phones at hand, it’s natural to feel anxious about the thought of leaving them behind. 

If you feel like you may have lost sight of what truly matters in the ever-rushing world of technology, you may want to read my 5 Steps to Building Your Spiritual Practice blog.


And if you’d like to treat yourself to an Internet-Free day, follow these steps:

  1. Give yourself conscious permission to disconnect and take a day off to focus on yourself.
  2. Turn off your phone, laptop, tablet, and any other electronic device you use every day for a certain amount of time. Start small, and slowly work your way up to a time commitment that feels right. 
  3. Plan your day with technology-free activities: Take a long walk to a place nearby you always wanted to visit. Dive into meditation or yoga practice. Start reading a book that’s been sitting on your nightstand for months now. The sky’s the limit!


  1. Find a quiet space. 

You can indeed hear yourself loudest when you silence out the external noise. 

Is there a quiet coffee place that seems to have a tempting offer? Or maybe a cozy corner you like to relax in your home? 

Think of a space where you feel at ease, where you feel safe. 

Visualize yourself enjoying your “me time” there and try to pay attention to all the details. If your favorite scented candles are there, treat yourself to candle shopping. If you imagine yourself under a cozy blanket with a book and a cup of green tea, let nothing stop you from making this vision a reality. Once in a while, allow yourself to be selfish and indulge in the small moments that bring you peace and safety. 


  1. Reflect, journal, and set your goals. 

Journaling may not be the answer to all the daily challenges you face, but it sure helps in putting your ducks in a row. 

Open your journal, close your eyes, and let your mind wander wherever it wants. Once a thought gets stuck in your head, open your eyes and capture it on paper. Give yourself time to ponder what it means, why it appeared, or what actions you want to take moving forward. 


You can also delve into one of the following journal prompts. 

✍️ What makes you feel calm? How often do you do things that make you feel calm?

✍️ How do you recharge your energy?

✍️ Do you make decisions that help you grow as a person?

✍️ How do you set and protect your boundaries?

✍️ What is your main goal to accomplish within the next year?


Find your “me” activity with Emily

While you’re the expert on the “you” topic, to maximize the benefits of “me” time, you need to approach it with clear intentions and conscious effort. 

If you wish to further explore the techniques and ideas to make the most out of your offline time of self-exploration, do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Together, we will focus on your daily tasks, needs, and goals to create your personalized self-care plan. We’ll aim to help you develop a daily schedule that gives you the necessary time to unplug, unwind and focus on what truly matters.

A great place to start is with my newly launched WhaleBeing Coaching Pod. We will tackle how to establish a little more “me” time into your daily life, amongst an array of great topics. 

Register today! 


Disclaimer: Emily is a board-certified health coach with knowledge and training in these areas, however, it is important to always consult your doctor to make sure any of these ideas are safe and okay for you.

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