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Finding My Quiet Space: A Journey to Rediscovery

I didn't know how this quiet space in PJ can change my life this much....

Ever felt like you're constantly running on a treadmill that doesn't have a "stop" button? Yeah, me too. It wasn't until recently that I stumbled upon a truth that seemed so simple yet was something I never really gave much thought to - the power of having a second space to just wind down. Let me take you through my journey of understanding why relaxation isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have skill, how finding that third place can rejuvenate your spirit, and how this quest ultimately led me to heal my relationship with myself.

Relaxation: A Skill to Master

So, here's the deal: relaxation isn't just flopping onto your couch after a long day and binge-watching your favorite series. It's about finding a space where your mind and body can truly rest, reset, and rejuvenate. I learned this the hard way. Like many of you, I thought my home was my castle - my ultimate sanctuary. But even castles can feel cramped when they double as your office, gym, and everything in between. That's when I realized I needed a quiet space in PJ (Petaling Jaya, by the way, if you're not familiar with the lingo) - a place outside my usual haunts to just be.

The Joy of Being in Third Places (the quiet space)

This realization led me to discover the concept of "third places." No, it's not about winning a bronze medal. Third places are spots outside of our homes and workplaces where we can simply exist without expectations. They're where we can enjoy the joy of being. For me, that place turned out to be an unlimited time cafe in PJ. Imagine this: a space where time doesn't rush you, where you can sit with your thoughts, a book, or even just gaze out the window without worrying about overstaying your welcome.

These third places, like the MeTime Book Cafe in PJ, offer more than just a quiet space. They serve as a haven for those of us seeking solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It's where the concept of MeTime is not just encouraged; it's celebrated. And boy, does it make a difference! Stepping into such a cafe, where the world outside can wait while you indulge in the quiet, is like pressing the pause button on life's remote control. You're not just a customer; you're a guest invited to reconnect with yourself.

Healing the Relationship with Yourself

Now, on to the most profound part of my journey - healing my relationship with myself. In our relentless pursuit of goals and milestones, it's easy to lose touch with who we are beyond our roles and responsibilities. Spending time in a quiet space in PJ, amidst the smell of books and the subtle taste of coffee, I began to peel away the layers of stress and expectation that had built up over time.

This act of finding a space to unwind isn't just about physical relaxation; it's a deep, psychological cleanse. It allows us to listen to our inner voice, one that's often drowned out by the cacophony of life. In the silence of a place like MeTime Book Cafe, I found clarity and a sense of peace that had eluded me for so long. It's there, in the quiet, that we can truly meet ourselves, perhaps for the first time in a long while.

(Read more about how you can heal the relationship with yourself here)

The Takeaway of Having a Quiet Space

So, what's the big takeaway from all this? It's that finding your quiet space - whether it's in PJ or somewhere else - is crucial to not just surviving but thriving. This journey taught me that relaxation is a skill that requires practice and dedication. It showed me the value of third places in bringing back the joy of just being, away from the demands of daily life. Most importantly, it helped me understand that healing my relationship with myself starts with giving myself the time and space I need to just be.

In a world that's always on, finding your quiet space is like discovering a hidden treasure trove of peace and clarity. So, I encourage you to seek out your own MeTime Book Cafe, wherever that may be. Remember, it's not about escaping life; it's about finding a space where you can reconnect with the essence of who you are. Trust me, it's a journey worth taking.

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