If there’s one thing I’m really good at, then it’s working myself up. The past 1,5 weeks I’ve been feeling pretty shitty. Not because I was actually stressed out or something, but because I have the ability to talk myself into feeling so emotionally drained that I don’t want to leave my bed anymore. So what I’ve developed in only a few days can best be referred to as a self-induced “slump“. So after a few days of sulking in self-pity, complaining about all the little things and wanting to never leave the bed again I realized that it needed to stop. Inspired by one of my favorite YouTubers, Estée Lalonde, who recently did a 5 things I want to make more time for video I decided to share my 5 things with you guys too.
Reading: Remember my “how to read 1 book/week” post? Well, that’s what I’ve been pretty much neglecting lately. I really need to get back into my reading habit because I miss my books so much. I don’t know why but I somehow managed to fall into a pretty bad reading slump and can’t seem to focus anymore. Whenever I sit down and grab a book my mind starts to think about all the things I’m not getting done while sitting there. Really need to work on that relaxation thing! (Btw, if you have any good book recommendations, they’re very welcome at that point).
Me time: Another thing I haven’t been doing lately is some good ol’ quality time for myself. Whether that’s enjoying a hot bath, browsing through magazines or just painting my nails. I’m currently at a point in my life where I have to take some pretty frightening (but also exciting) decisions and that’s maybe why I worry more than I enjoy life at the moment. Really wanna take more time for myself in the future because you know, we’re totally worth it!
Offline time: Yes, I admit I’m obsessed with the internet and everything that comes with it. However, I also realize that being on the phone or laptop 24/7 isn’t exactly the best thing to do. Don’t get me wrong I’m not the type to go on a complete digital detox or something. I just want to ban the phone from my bed – no more scrolling through Instagram right after waking up or watching snaps just before falling asleep for me. Baby steps!!
University: For some reason I completely pushed off my university work in the past few weeks. That’s not the biggest problem since my exams don’t start for another 2 weeks. But I really need to get back into a habit of revising, doing my homework and studying before it’s too late. I actually enjoy my studies and like most of my courses this semester – I just kind of didn’t want to do anything at home. That’s gonna change within the next few days – hello university, I’m back for good.
Sports:Yes – classical answer but so true. Looking back at January, I can’t believe that I went from going to the gym 4 times a week to doing nothing at all for some months. In the past couple of weeks I constantly told myself that I wouldn’t have the time to work-out. That, however, isn’t true at all. There’s always time if you want to. What I’m thinking about is maybe getting in a routine of doing a 30-45 minute home-workout every other day since I quit my gym membership due to financial reasons. Maybe I’ll start Blogilates, the BBG or do the 30 days of yoga challenge all over again. Any recommendations?
What do you want to make more time for? And do you have any home-workout or book recommendations for me?