"Me time" doesn't just affect you, it can also affect your whole family. Allowing yourself some personal time will ensure that you are happy and healthy enough to take care of your partner and your kids. The stress relief will also put you in a better mood and the frame of mind necessary to handle the pressures of being super-mom every day.
Whether your "me time" consists of a standing weekly appointment at the spa or just waking up 15 minutes early every morning to read the newspaper, it's important that you carve out that time for yourself. If you think you don't have time for me time or feel guilty for taking time away from your family, think again. You can actually incorporate your me time into your errands or other necessary activities. For example, if your car needs an oil change, bring along a book and read it in the lobby while you wait. Even your daily commute to the office can be your "me time."
I enjoy having a cup of coffee/tea curling up and reading a magazine.