The Importance Of Investing Time For Yourself

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! How are you spending your extra day off from the working week? Bank Holiday's are always the perfect time to treat ourselves with some much needed 'me time' as a reward for all of our hard work. 

If you are a regular reader of mine, then you may have probably noticed that I have recently been on a blogging hiatus. As guilty as I felt about missing upload days, missing the opportunity to post seasonal content; everything had just become a little bit too much and I needed to step back away from it all for a while. You can find out more about my recent break in my last post here. Having time management skills and the ability to balance everything all at once is great. But sometimes you really just need some time away from it all, whether that be an hour, a day, a month, or even more. You just need to invest time for yourself. And here's why...

'Hobbies' and activities which we take up in our spare time are meant to be enjoyable, not stressful. Blogging for me was once a hobby. An output for me to share my thoughts on fashion and beauty with likeminded individuals. But eventually, that stopped. Long story short, I was essentially blogging on 2 additional platforms to Clarke Couture alongside my other work and university studies. Writing just wasn't fun for me anymore. It was tedious and any attempts I made were simply 'dull'. I was too drained to add my personality into my writing anymore. And now I've finished university for the summer, I have too much time on my hands. It's all about finding the balance and I love to keep myself busy but once again, there's a fine line between being 'busy' and being 'overwhelmed' by the amount of work you are taking on. 

Traditionally, Sunday's have always been viewed as a day of rest. But in the modern world, many people are working seven days a week with early starts, some with late finishes and feeling too tired by the end of it all to fit anything into their day. And as exciting as it is to be living in the modern age of technology, it has its drawbacks. 'FOMO' or the 'fear of missing out' plagues us modern millennials with feeling the need to be constantly checking our social media pages due to the fear of missing out on the next celebrity conspiracy theory or juicy piece of Twitter drama. Endlessly scrolling through our feeds both morning and night, we never truly have time for ourselves to just step back away from the world and immerse ourselves in a good book or a pamper session. 

Once a week, find a day to treat yourself as a reward for all of the hard work that you put in. If not for yourself, at least do it for your own sense of sanity. Whether you love flicking through your favourite magazine, browsing through the shops in town, treating yourself to a manicure or going all out with a pamper session at home; face mask, hair mask, bath bomb.. the works! We all deserve a little treat every once in a while. You work hard, you do deserve it. 

There's nothing I love more than an at home pamper session, even if it is just relaxing with a bath bomb for a good half an hour. Cliché but I am an absolute Lushie and for me nothing beats my weekly dose of Oatifix and immersing myself into another world with the Intergalactic bath bomb. Then getting into my cosiest dressing gown with a hot chocolate and flicking through the pages of the latest edition of Elle magazine. Heaven.

What's your favourite way to wind down?
Until next time queens xo

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