Myself and many other bloggers have spoken before about people’s obsession with busy. You know, having a to do list three miles long and forever needing to be in five places at the same time. But sometimes the craziness needs to stop, or at least calm down a little. I’ve put together a short list (not a to do list this time!) of things I want to make more time for in my day to day life. They’re all rather small things but I think it’s so important when you’ve got a lot going on that you make time for yourself and the things you want to do or achieve.
My skincare routine
I am one lazy gal when it comes to skincare, as you would’ve seen from my last post, so I’d really like to dedicate more time to looking after my skin. That means having a set pamper day each week so I can exfoliate properly, slap some delicious oil on my body and treat myself to a face mask. People love to rave about self-care and having a pamper makes me feel so much better and can help when I’m feeling anxious so it’s about time I start fitting it into my life.
In my 20 Goals for 2020 post, I mentioned how I want to read 10 books this year. Not sure why I decided on 10 considering I haven’t read a book cover to cover in a good few years but it’s in writing now so I’ve got to stick to it! So far I’ve read a grand total of zero books (lol is anyone actually surprised) so reading will definitely be one of those things I want to make more time for otherwise I won’t reach my goal! Also, I just like the idea of spending a bit of time here and there to actually switch off from a screen and immerse myself in a book.
Quality time with people
I am certainly guilty of not spending quality time with my nearest and dearest. It’s often just a drink at the pub amongst other friends where there are distractions and it can end up just being a bit of a free for all. Toby and I haven’t spent any quality time together in ages so from now on, I’d like to make a conscious effort to put some time aside each month so we can organise trips and things to do. This goes for our friendship group too, why spend all our time and money at the pub when we can save up and go to Twickenham for a rugby match?
I’m one of those people who never stops and I think that might have something to do with the amount of pressure I put on myself. I always have a million and one things on so it’s about time I give myself a break and switch off. By this, I mean spend the odd evening away from my laptop so I can chill in front of the TV with Toby without frantically trying to schedule my tweets for the next day or just enjoy a Sunday roast at the pub without worrying that I didn’t engage with any posts on Instagram that morning. I think my family, friends and Toby will certainly appreciate it more if I switch off every once in a while.
It feels good to write this post because it’s made me realise exactly what things I want to make more time for going forward. I really suggest to anyone else that you do the same!
Off the top of your head, is there anything you want to make more time for?