“Me Time” For Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

I first heard the phrase “me time”  via a song by Tony Award winner, Grammy Award winner, and Drama Desk Award winner, Broadway actress, singer, song writer, and record producer Heather Headley from her album entitled “In My Mind”. The lyrics of the song are as follows:

Heather Headley – “Me Time” Lyrics

Verse 1:

All things being equal

I always put you first

You know that I’ve been down for you

Through better and through worse

All things being equal

Boy I’ve been more than cool

So it seems only natural

To expect the same of you

Now I’m not trying to start nothing

I like things drama free

But there won’t be nothing to stop

If you keep sweatin’ me

Sometimes a girl just needs her space

No different than her man

If I don’t care that you do you

Why can’t you deal with this?

Chorus:

I need some me time

Not some you and some I

Just some me time, oh

I need some she time

Not some him and some her

Just some free time, oh

I wanna run with my girls

Hit the club, hit the mall

Get my nails and hair done

Spend a day at the spa

Boy you ain’t gotta worry

There ain’t nothin’ goin’ on

I need some me time

That’s all, and that’s all

Verse 2:

All things being equal

You’re not the only one

If I wanted to roll like that

I could have anyone I want

All things being equal

I got a right to choose

The only thing you need to know

My choice is always you

Now I’m not tryin’ to flip on you

Or make a mess of things

But if I put trust in you

Then you should do the same

I’m not goin’ anyplace

I’m not goin’ anyplace

So you gotta’ be actin’ all scared

Chorus

I need some me time

Not some you and some I

Just some me time, oh

I need some me time

Not some him and some her time

Just some free time, oh

I wanna’ run with my girls

Hit the club, hit the mall

Get my nails and hair done

Spend a day at the spa

Boy you ain’t gotta’ worry

There ain’t nothin’ goin’ on

I need some me time

That’s all, and that’s all

Bridge:

You’re the most important thing in the world to me

Can’t you get it through your head

I ain’t never gonna leave you, I ain’t about to

Baby don’t you understand how much I love you

I’m not deserving of your doubt and lack of trust for me

Boy it’s disturbing you would ever think that low of me

I’ve told you everything and anything that’s going on

That’s why I want you to know

Chorus:

I need some me time

Not some you and some I

Just some me time, oh

I wanna’ run with my girls

Hit the club, hit the mall

Get my nails and hair done

Spend a day at the spa

Boy you ain’t gotta worry

There ain’t nothin’ goin’ on

I need some me time

That’s all, and that’s all

Every victim and survivor of domestic violence should practice “me time” as form of self-care. What is “me-time”?  Why is it so important that victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me time”? How do victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me time”? Is “me-time” selfish? Is “me time” necessary? Well, I am glad you ask that question that frees me up to give an answer.

Let first take a look at what the words “me” and “time” mean.

According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary 150th Anniversary Edition, the words “me” and “time” are defined as follows:

me is defined as  used by a speaker to refer to herself or himself as the object of a verb or preposition.

time is defined as the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.

What is “me-time”?

me time is defined as the time a person has to himself or herself, in which to do something for his or her own enjoyment.

Why is it so important that victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me time”?

It is important that victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me time” because it allow them to have time for themselves to something for their own enjoyment.

How do victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me time”?

Victims and survivors of domestic victims can practice “me-time” via spa, going out with friends on a girls trip, to movies, the club, bubble bath, going to hair salon, going to meditate pray alone, writing in your journal, getting a pedicure and manicure, exercise, going shopping at mall for clothing for themselves.

 

 

 

Is it selfish for domestic violence and survivors to practice “me time”? Is “me-time” necessary?

“Me Time” is not selfish. It is away for you to spend some quality time with yourself doing what makes you happy.

When should victims and survivors of domestic violence practice “me-too”?

Daily when all victims and survivors of domestic violence should practice “me time”. “Me Time” helps victims and survivors of domestic violence to get way from the day to day responsibilities and struggles in their life to focus solely on doing something for themselves that bring joy, peace, love and happiness.

We all need and should have some “me time” it makes life a lot easier when you dealing with up and down of living.

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