I don’t know about you but I often forget the importance of ‘me time’. My mind can become so transfixed in what’s going on that I end up seeing through tunnel vision and lose sight of the bigger picture. This has happened many times before when I’ve tried so hard in my job, at school, college etc that I would just completely burn out and end up constantly feeling stressed. My life became revolved around my work and, in my opinion, that isn’t the key to living a happy life.
Sometimes you just need to take a step back
For me, taking a step back is going camping for a spontaneous weekend, staying in a B&B somewhere new or just spending a day at the beach. I always find that completely removing yourself from the situation and getting as far away from whatever is giving you negativity in your life helps massively. By doing this it helps you be able to see what truly matters in your life and make you realise that the problems you thought were totally ruining your life and affecting your happiness aren’t actually that hard to solve after all.
I recently went on a very spontaneous camping trip to Devon with my boyfriend, Harry, and my four legged woofy, Maisy. The trip came about after an extremely emotionally challenging week where I had to make some very big decisions and just knew I had to get away to clear my head. If you know me then you will know that I am a huge over-thinker, I worry and stress about everything and anything, usually I worry about disappointing other people the most. My mind is so overcrowded with constant thoughts, going on a short get away every now and then seems to totally wash a sense of relief over me and cleanse my thoughts in a way. It sounds bonkers but if you know what I mean then you know what I mean aha. Until you have felt your world seemingly slipping through your fingers and then realise that everything is not as bad as you thought, it’s like the tides have just stopped pulling and you don’t have to swim against them anymore.
‘Me time’ is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. You don’t even have to go on trips away for it. Schedule in a day off with your partner, your best friend, your dog and just try and remember that you have nothing to worry about and if you are still miserable and stressed out with whats going on in your life then you always have the power to change it, even if you think you don’t. I sometimes think fate has a better way at telling us what not to do with our lives than what to do. But life is far too short to spend it being miserable, whether its from being miserable with your job, your partner, your living arrangements, your school, your college, your friends, the way your bedroom is decorated, literally anything, you always have the power to change it. Anything you don’t have the power to change, such as the wind and the tides, is a matter of nature.
If you feel like your world is crashing down right before your eyes then just take some time for yourself. Get your hair done, go for a night out with your friends, go on a spa day, have a huge sweat sesh of a workout at the gym, go on a long dog walk, go out for dinner at your favourite restaurant, have a games night, go play bingo with your friend or partner, have a facial, have a bath filled with at least 7 lush bath bombs. The world literally is your oyster, don’t let yourself get to the end of your life filled with regret that you spent your life doing something you don’t care about just for the sake of it or because you thought it would get better. Trust your instincts, when something doesn’t feel right it is usually because it isn’t.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that if you have been feeling like you are stuck in a bit of a rut lately then it has inspired you to take a break from whats giving you negativity and potentially make changes in your life so that you can live a happy life.
Thanks for reading,