There are times in life when you just need to take a moment, sit down and reset your brain. My days are hectic with my 9-5 job, my studies at uni, and to be honest, social media is a HUGE part of my life. I’d be lying if I said that I don’t spend approximately 6 hours minimum a day reading, commenting and liking blogs and checking out what’s happening on Instagram. This has made me realize that there’s only 24 hours in a day and not 36 as I’d need. I need to allow myself some quality time and when you do the math 8 hours (my job) + 6 hours (my other job = social media) that equals 14 hours which leaves 10 hours to sleeping, eating, working out, studying, reading for leisure, doing photo shoots, meeting friends, meditating, showering, binge watching your favorite show and yeah well, you know what I mean, the list is endless but can be put into one single word: life. In my regular day there’s 10 hours left to try to fit in the essentials into my everyday life.
The lack of time has made me rationalize both my daytime job as well as my job as a blogger and social media influencer. I have everything planned on a nearly minute to minute schedule. I follow that schedule as strictly as possible. If I don’t stick to my schedule and feel lazy I’ll be missing out on some of the essential things that need to be done, whether it be finishing a blog post or working out or allowing myself to actually just sit down and have a nice cup of tea without doing ANYTHING ELSE. I need to wind down and I actually write that in my schedule every day as an obligatory activity. There’s at least one spot bookmarked for “relaxation” in whatever form it may be. One of my favorite past time hobbies is people watching. I love sitting in a café and just find inspiration and peace of mind by observing people walking by. Sometimes it even brings a smile to my face like on this picture. Especially during fall it’s so cosy to have a nice matcha tea or pumpkin rooibos latte and to feel you’re alive no matter how depressing the weather outside might be. So the lesson to be learned from this post is: give yourself time to relax EVERY day no matter how tight your schedule is. If not you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’re too exhausted to even get out of bed. Love to all of you and take care of yourselves!