'Me-time'

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Recently, I've had a lot more to do. I don't mean in terms of homework or stress, but just having a lot more of a social life, friends to hang out with after school, parties to go to in the weekend and so on.

I really enjoy it. I love spontaneously running into town to buy subway after school and spending the rest of the day by the docks.

One thing I hate, is having to say no to stuff. This is for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because I have a severe case of FOMO - which I might do a separate post about, because I know a lot of people are like this. I find it really hard to turn down hanging out when I know my friends will be going, even if I wouldn't necessarily like to be there myself.

I've realised recently however, that I simply can't say yes to everything. I say yes when I can and I make sure to spend a lot of time with my friends, but sometimes I don't feel like it, and that's okay.

I've always been the type of person who needs me-time. I think we all do, to an extent, we need time to just watch netflix, bake a batch of muffins or just chill for a few hours or even days.


This is important. I used to see it as something I just did when I was bored, but I've come to realise that this is just as important for me personally to spend time with friends. I get grumpy if I haven't had a few hours to recharge over the past few days, and I get grumpy if I'm around the same people for more than a weekend.

None of this is their fault, it's just that everyone needs to recharge.

So this is your little reminder to please, please please take a bit of time for yourself whenever you need it. Sure, it might mean that you won't have time to finish the science homework, but you need to remember that your mental health and clarity is so much more important than homework or anything else.

Take time doing something you enjoy, and I swear you'll feel better. Goddamn, I sound like an advert, but I really mean it. Whether it's going on a run, baking, taking a bath (ugh I hate baths) or watching netflix, just do something for you today.

Let me know what YOU like to do during your 'me time'!

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  1. I love to just sit down and read a good book. I rarely get to read (for enjoyment) anymore and when I can find a second to do it everything just feels better in my life! Loved this post, it's a good reminder! XO -Kim
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    1. Thank you! Reading is something I always vow to do more of, but I never get around to it!

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  2. I can completely relate to this post. I'm definitely an introvert which means that I get exhausted with going out to often haha. Having me time is definitely important and watching Netflix is deffo great for that xxx

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    1. Same! Netflix always helps, as does cuddling with my dog <3

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  3. Awesome post. Since being able, even when I went to the library, I like to watch YouTube vids now. I don't know, but seeing favourite things, is fun and calms my mind down. If anything, it would to be read a book or do little fun doodle, a bit different to working drawings, if it makes sense, lolls. Take care, and thank you for spreading the message. Glad you can just do that. Everyone needs it in their life, even if they may not understand it now. Take care always.

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    1. I agree with the youtube thing! Thank you so much <3

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  4. I do exactely the same thing and i'm still trying to stop it but I'm definitely improving :) It's really difficult to accept that you can't and wont be there for everything in life and you can have perfectly nice experiences on your own and it's important to do some things on your own so you see who you are when you're not trying to mix into a group of people :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Definitely! This is such a great way of putting it, and I know I need to realise that I can't be there for everything.

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