Spending Quality Time with Yourself

Freeing up time to sort yourself out, focus on yourself, laze around, or perhaps doing some other work is very important as it allows you to have a 'time out' from your family and friends and also your 9-5 working life.

I use my free time differently everyday, even if I am stuck inside all day. It is good to switch it up every now and then instead of getting into a routine and doing the same things everyday, unless of course you like having a routine. I have been getting into a routine lately just because I am wanting to get as much blogging done for the next month, and also preparing to return to university. However, I prefer doing something a little different everyday to keep myself motivated and productive in various ways.

 

WAYS I SPEND MY FREE TIME 

Catch up with the latest blog/vlogs

With my sister, we find ourselves putting our fave youtube videos on Apple TV whilst catching up with the latest online. I am definitely a vlog watcher more than a blog reader, which doesn't make sense as I am a blogger...but I prefer watching than reading. If you knew me well then you would be surprised I blog instead of vlog (but I am definitely not confident enough for that yet!) I love waking up early, grabbing something for breakfast and having a few hours in the morning to indulge in plenty of new vlogs, and occasionally new blogs.

 

Clean up my bedroom

There is nothing more satisfying than clearing up and area which was a tip and it being a pristine heaven afterwards. I sometimes need a little push to do this but it does always feel good afterwards when you are going to sleep knowing your bedroom is clean.

 

Do some reorganising 

I've been doing plenty of this lately and I can't tell you how satisfied I get once I've finished. When everyone is out at work I have decided to reorganise our kitchen cupboards - it surprises me we found anything before I did this as they were sooooo unorganised it stressed me out. Even reorganising stresses me out, and I sometimes question why I do this to myself (as does my sister), but in the end you know you've done something rewarding and helpful to someone.

 

Relax and do some self-care

It doesn't happen often (which is not ideal) but when it comes to having a little detox then I usually go all out, depending on how bad my skin/body condition is in. I very rarely have baths but when I am feeling a little under the weather with my body then I will jump in straight away. Face masks, exfoliating, moisturising, and anything detoxifying is the way I go around it. I usually just stick to the face masks as they give my skin a fresh look afterwards, with the soft feeling as well of course. But if you find yourself with a few spare hours in the evening then why not take that space to give your body and skin some loving.

 

Walk and picture

It's so refreshing taking a walk around where you live and embracing that fresh air and the green nature around you. I'm lucky enough to have the countryside on my doorstep so I go on lots of walks, either around here or to local villages, such as Lacock which is a beautiful little village to wonder around (and Fantastic Beasts 2 is currently being filmed there so I was hoping to run into Johnny Depp or Eddie Redmayne!!) If I ever go on a walk I will often take my camera if I am feeling a little creative and inspired. I've got so many beautiful photographs of the country, it's just too beautiful.

Watch the latest Netflix favourites 

The amount of series I have started watching and halfway through gone off it and started another one...the list is building up. It actually stresses me out that I have so many series I still have to finish watching but I have stopped watching TV as much as I used to just because it's nice to relax without a screen in your face (I'm saying this as I am browsing through my laptop...) and just having some music on in the background whilst focusing on something else. I have recently got back into colouring and I find it insanely therapeutic, and it just relaxes my body so much. Do you have any hobbies like this which give you a similar feeling?

 

Run some errands

Maybe you need some new stationery for school, or you parents need to go food shopping but have no time, or perhaps you need to go out and buy a birthday present for your friend; if you have time now then why waste it and get on with some errands you have listed down. This may mean you will have a few hours spare at the weekend to spend time with your family.

 

How do you spend 'your' time?

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  1. Rachael Shortt
    September 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I never seem to have any free time these days! All my 'free time' from work is spent catching up on blog things! I think I really need a self care day!PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      I spend myself spending the majority of my free time on something blog related so I'm wanting to do a little more with that time! Abs x

  2. Paola Arredondo
    September 14, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I feel like free time is rare and precious. I find myself sleeping in or watching tv which isn't the best, but I should start going on walks again or reading! This is a pretty good list, thanks for sharing!

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      I definitely prefer walks over watching TV, I don't watch much TV anymore it's mainly just netflix as I'm a little addict haha! Thank you 🙂 Abs x

  3. Amy
    September 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I love tidying my room and re-organising stuff, it's so nice when you look afterwards and it's so neat and tidy! Haha. Also, going for walks is so refreshing! You can really clear your head, and go to some lovely places 🙂 xhttps://allaboutamy.uk

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Ooh I'm glad I'm not the only one, it's so satisfying!! I love going out and just breathing in some fresh air. Abs x

  4. Chloe Thomas
    September 14, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    This post is literally so important, because you really tell how it is that we do need to spend more time on ourselves and letting us have the downtime we deserve. For my downtime, I love relaxing with a book, catching up on some blogs or watching something on Netflix. Making these times super chilled and relaxed makes everything feel so much better!!- Chloechloetommo.co.ukxoxo

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      I think it's a subject which needs to be talked about more! You can't beat a few hours watching Netflix haha. Abs x

  5. Corinne & Kirsty
    September 14, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Definitely the same when it comes to blogging/vlogging! I prefer watching than reading, but feel more confident blogging than vlogging ^^ even if I have done some videos and am getting back to it 😀 xKirstywww.corinneandkirsty.com

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Yes exactly! I envy everyone who has that confidence to expose themselves through videos. Abs x

  6. Cora Tea Party Princess
    September 15, 2017 / 8:48 am

    I love reading blogs! I try to set aside a little time each week to read as many as possible. I also try to keep up to date with Vloggers on a daily basis as otherwise I fall behind so fast. Your photo of the canal is stunning.Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      That's definitely something I should do more as I am terrible at just sitting down and reading the latest blogs, I only do it a few times a week when I should do it more regularly. Thank you so much lovely 🙂 Abs x

  7. Kate Rose xo
    September 15, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Having a read of the blogs on my bl feed is definitely my favourite way to spend my down time! XKate// itskaterose.com

    • Abigail West
      September 16, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      BL is so handy, I could spend ages just scrolling through and reading from one blog to another. Abs x

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