Definition of me time in US English:

me time


  • Time spent relaxing on one's own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy.

    ‘schedule some me time when you get home’
    • ‘Since then I've just been having a bit of me time - not really going out that much, just sitting in Howth, chilling out.’
    • ‘But what do rock stars do when they need to get away from the band and secure a little me time?’
    • ‘I had a little me time this morning and strolled in around 11:30.’
    • ‘I deserved some me time with my pup.’
    • ‘Juggling business, family fun and a little me time just got easier!’
    • ‘It's my me time, where I can go and sit in the bath for two hours if I wanted to, or watch a movie in full, without any interruptions.’
    • ‘Months back, when I took vacation in Myrtle Beach, I had the chance FOR ONCE to not think about work and have some me time, because it was long overdue.’
    • ‘I have been really keen for a couple of weeks now to have some me time that doesn't have either of my children in it.’
    • ‘I reminded myself that this was precious me time, but the truth is, my idea of me time involves less forward roll and more cinnamon roll, preferably while curling up with a good book instead of a five-pound weight.’
    • ‘And when I'm with someone, I definitely require a certain amount of me time.’
    • ‘I just fancy a bit of me time.’