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17 July 2016

Take Some Time

17 July 2016
It’s so important to make time for yourself once in a while. Nowadays the world is constantly go, go, go and things can get pretty overwhelming. I think the expansion and continuous development of technology has a huge impact on the way we live our lives and the majority of us walk around with our heads in our phones. I’m not saying I’m an exception to this at all…. I’m terrible for it. Blogging in my spare time (alongside my love for Instagram and twitter) leads me permanently glued to my phone it’s not good at all. Without it I feel lost, and it’s just crazy to think that one can become so heavily reliant on a piece of technology. In my opinion, the world is only speeding up. With every new gadget and every new app release shortcuts are being taken in our everyday lives, making tasks easier to complete and therefore leading us to cram more and more into our days. I mean I truly think that technology is incredible and it’s made such a monumental difference to the way we live, but sometimes, I think it’s taking over a little bit too much and we are forgetting how to live.

I don’t live in a busy city, yet I still find myself rushing around constantly caught up in a flow of busy people living busy lives. I can’t image what it’s like to live somewhere like London where life moves at an insane pace. When I go to Cornwall I just love how much more relaxed everything is. Even when the place is brimming with tourists it feels like people live far more relaxed lifestyles not forcing themselves to be caught up in the speeding madness of the rest of the country.

Sometimes I think we just need to slow down. Step away from the technology that rules are lives and relax.

(I’d love to practice what I preach more often… however I’m trying to get better at making time for myself a little bit at a time. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share with you all some of the things I like to do when making time for me.)

In between working full time and doing all the little jobs I need to do around the house, everything can feel a bit manic. I get to spend quite a lot of my free with my boyfriend which is lovely as after 4 and a half years together it’s wonderful getting to spend as much time together as we can. Sometimes however, you just need time to yourself. Whether it’s half an hour, an evening or a whole day, it’s important to have time on your own to do exactly what you want to do. For me, I like to spend that time reading (be it a novel or just a magazine if I don’t have much time), taking a lovely bubbly bath, playing my guitar or piano, painting my nails and even – although I know I said it’s nice to take a break from technology, which is seriously important – taking blog photographs or writing up posts. Even going out for a walk or going to the gym can be classed as ‘me time’. Yes it’s not something where you’re sitting with your feet up relaxing, but if it’s something that you enjoy doing, then do it!

I think what’s important to remember here is to slow down and take in the world around us. Make time for you passions and hobbies and don’t let the grinds of daily life stop you pursuing what you love. It’s so easy to think ‘oh, I’ll do that another day’ when it comes to things you want to do (as opposed to those you need to do), but – in the words of Ferris Bueller – ‘Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.’


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