I have quite a lot of time to myself as I am not responsible for anyone except my two lovely dogs.
Admittedly one of them is a problem, and I do run my life around him, however living on my own, I still have plenty of time to do things for myself.
This includes playing games on computer, cooking, going out for lunches and breakfast, gardening when my back allows it, and doing a voluntary job.
I think it is important for most people to make time for themselves and not always for everyone else in the family, even though many have a very busy schedule.
Ever since childhood,'self' time has been a very inmportant part of my day! My wonderfully generous and sensible parents insisted on everyone in the family having ONE HOUR each day to do what they wished to do,whether it was reading,playing with the pets,sewing,going for a wlk,listening to mussic,or even having a short rest. I have carried on with this treasured time through my entire
life and believe it has a great deal to do with why I do not feel stress like many other folk do.Giving ourselves this precious gift of 'Me' time is one of the most special things in life and very important for our well-beling!
My kids keep me on my toes, but I am lucky enough to get a few minutes through the day to make myself a cuppa, some time in the evenings to read and the odd day (once or twice a month), where I can go to a cafe and do some writing. I think some "me time" is very important for mental health.
I have a part time business from home and quite a few various friends who I socialise with and being alone have to do all household and garden tasks. Lately I haven't done much about my hobbies which include painting in acrylics and playing my piano..