Do you ever think that you should be spending more time on yourself?

Do you feel like you want to kick-start a new hobby or pick up your old one?

Read more below to find out how!

 

I think everyone is guilty oft this at some point or another. You know, forgetting to make time for yourself or picking up that crocheting you’ve always enjoyed doing. I know exactly how you feel.

I’d plan with mates and my other half but never actually planned time for me. I’m an introvert as well so I really need time by myself. Otherwise I’m a grouchy annoyed mess. No one wants that around them!

So as you can see, it’s so important to do spend time on yourself. If not, you risk burnout from work and making yourself ill. Hobbies are a sure way to bring your stress levels down and make you happier as a whole.

You might be thinking, “Nah it’s not true”.

But I can only really sit here now and say this now looking back with hindsight. I hate to say it but I’ve also found so much inspiration through Pinterest (c’mon now, who DOESN’T like Pinterest?!)

It’s made me start to re-evaluate life’s little pleasures and myself.

Whether you are a student, full-time mum/carer or work full time – it’s important to think about yourself sometimes.

So if you find yourself not having enough time for ‘me’ time, here are a few ideas:

Decide what hobby you want to do

This is the first step really as without knowing what you want to take up/do, planning it will be difficult.

Think about what you enjoy doing, or what you never seem to have enough time to do. Maybe even make a list of things if you aren’t 100% sure. Psst. I wrote an article about why lists are amazing. Go read it now!

Stick with a few things so you don’t overwhelm yourself right now. Being overwhelmed is the last thing I want you to feel, seriously.

By the way:

Mentioned in previous posts, get a planner/diary. Putting your appointments in here is good to help you be more organised; but also make some space for yourself.

Set aside a time and day per week which is completely free from anything else. Make a conscious effort to leave everything else aside while you partake in your hobby.

If you do this, it should start to get easier as the weeks go on.

Make a conscious effort to leave everything else aside while you partake in your hobby. If you do this, it should start to get easier as the weeks go on.

Prioritise tasks that need to be done

If your like me I always seem to get a feeling of accomplishment when dealing with chores/housework/general admin for the house.

I write everything in my planner I need to do, get them done early and then I have time to do what I want without guilt.

In addition to this, make sure you aren’t doing anything that isn’t needed to free time up elsewhere.

I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of time just surfing the web. I still do surf the web but try and keep it down to spend more time blogging!

In addition to this, make sure you aren’t doing anything that isn’t needed to free time up elsewhere. I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of time just surfing the web.

I still do surf the web but try and keep it down to spend more time blogging!

Learn to say no

I used to agree with everything that was passed by me. I couldn’t really understand why but someone asked me a while ago to think about whether I actually WANTED to.

The guard went down and I started to turn down invitations and I now feel much better now.

I’d be spending money and time on things that I generally didn’t want to do but did it anyway. I’ve saved money in the process and am much more content now.

I’d be spending money and time on things that I generally didn’t want to do but did it anyway. I’ve saved money in the process and am much more content now.

Switch your phone off

If you find yourself easily distracted by your phone due to constant emails or texts, turn it off. Your spare time is for you and the message you have receved can wait.

I think the main thing here is to keep prioritised as mentioned above and think about the distraction realisticly.

I think the main thing here is to keep prioritised as mentioned above and think about the distraction realistically.

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