Time. It’s what controls us, what we never seem to have enough of, and ultimately, when it’s up, that’s it. It’s a concept that governs what we do, and when we do it, every single day, and being a “millennial with the world as my oyster” and having a sh*t load of things I want/need/have to do, I’m forever wishing there were more hours in the day and days in the week (particularly at the weekend!).
I spend most of my time each week rushing. I am rushing to work, rushing to squeeze in some of 10,000 daily steps at lunch time, rushing home to change and rush to the gym, and then I’m rushing home again so I can shove some food in the oven and rush to shower so that I can get to bed early. And then the cycle continues the next day. On the weekend I’m rushing to try and tick off the almighty lists of errands I have to do. I’m rushing to meet friends or family, rushing to the next social meet up I have planned. I rush so much and find myself being so busy that lately I’ve decided it’s time to start making a little more time for myself in this crazy thing we call life.
Lately my life can only be described as a whirlwind, and I’ve talked a lot about how I’ve not been feeling myself and how I’m trying to work on improving my work-life balance and breaking free from monotonous routine. Some weeks I nail it, others I’m back in that vicious work, eat, sleep, repeat cycle, but below are just 4 ways I’m planning to keep pushing on with these changes by prioritising my time to ensure I have enough of it to spend doing these four things.
Make time for friends
I’ll be honest, it’s pretty hard to see my friends these days as we’re all so busy and we have to book things a good two weeks in advance, but whenever I’m able to catch up with them I feel so good. I’m surrounded by a really good bunch of people, and I really want to make more time to see and spend with them.
Make time for travel
I think every person under the sun knows that I’m going to New Zealand in just three weeks – eeeeeek!! – but I definitely want to make more time to get out and visit new places on the weekends. I visited Liverpool recently, and had such a fab time escaping reality and forgetting everything that was going on. It was wonderful, and I went back to work feeling as though I’d had a proper break, which I hadn’t felt for a long time, I plan to do lots more mini breaks like this when time allows.
Make time for rest
This is something I definitely do not do enough of. Don’t get me wrong, if I’m not in bed before 10.30pm then something’s seriously wrong, but sleep is the only rest I ever get. I never make time to just sit down and watch telly, or to read a book, or to tap away on my blog. I’ve booked a spa day in for the Easter weekend, and I’m already looking forward to a solid day dedicated to resting and getting my immune system back up to speed.
Make time to grow
I think making time to grow as a person is so important, and I find reading and running always helps me to do this. Reading helps to broaden my knowledge, opinions and interests, and I love seeing things from other people’s points of view. Running helps me to become physically and mentally stronger, and I’m really happy that over the last year or so I’ve had this hobby in my life.
Time can be a friend, and an enemy, but what better way to track it than with a beautiful watch like this gorgeous number, the Sistine Petite Rose Gold, from Adexe Watches*? I absolutely love how delicate it looks with its thin strap and classic face, plus the shade makes it perfect for pairing with spring shades and pastel colours.
* This was a collaborated post with ADEXE Watches.
All words are my own, but the watch was gifted.