“Me time? What’s that?” As I talk with different people around the traps, I regularly hear the comment that people are way too busy to take some time out for themselves. There seems to be a lot of people who struggle to take even 5 minutes out a week to stop and smell the roses. With work, family, kids, sport, house work, and the list goes on – there’s next to no time left in the week to relax and enjoy the moment.

As such, many of us find ourselves at times stressed, anxious, tired, emotional and struggling with life.

Sometimes five minutes can make a huge difference to your week. Five minutes sitting on the beach or down by the river; five minutes out in the garden or in the local park; five minutes on your own in a quiet café or sitting on the verandah looking at the night sky. Five minutes of “Me time” can sometimes be all it takes to quieten your thoughts, to refocus, to breathe, to enjoy what you have and to enable you to get through the rest of the week.

When was the last time you stepped out of your world and had five minutes by yourself and for yourself, where you left everything behind, cleared your mind and just sat in the moment?

Why not give it a try. Just five minutes a week.