15 October, 2014


Why Our Time Is Valuable

Ever heard someone say, my time is valuable don't waste my time? Chances are they're probably working too hard! So asides from money, our time is pretty valuable and I try not to waste it away especially when it goes by so fast. Here are some thoughts on why I value my time. Let me know what you think?

Enjoying your own company

I'm such a homebody and there's nothing I like more than having time to myself (usually involves Netflix marathons but who's checking?!) It doesn't make me feel lonely or crave interaction. Relying on other people to make you feel fulfilled doesn't allow you to enjoy your own company. I used to always want to surround myself with people, rather than being alone. I know when we have low points in our lives we can feel that way but learning to embrace those moments can really help us reflect and focus. It may seem sad but I actually don't mind going to a cafe or gallery by myself. Of course it's nice to share these moments with someone but it can be refreshing and liberating - well depends on what you're doing!

Spend time with company that you enjoy

I know it's simple right but honestly any free time I have I want to spend it with people I genuinely enjoy and want to hang out with. As I've gotten older, I realised I don't have to spend time with people just for the sake of it. It sounds narcissistic but your time really is precious! It's OK to pick and choose what you do and who you spend it with. No ones going to hold it against you if you say no to an invite, if they do then - really?!

Don't waste time with time wasters

Life is too short for bad vibes, negative people and those who constantly let you down or don't have your best interest at heart. Not all relationships and friendships last forever, sad but true - so if that means spending less time with certain people or rethinking your friendship group, then adjust your lifestyle and don't look back. People change, grow and our tastes and interests are not always going to be on the same wave length. You don't owe people your free time. Chances are you've experience people being bitchy about someone but they still choose to spend time with them? Not exactly loyal right? So good vibes here on out.

Time out

Don't feel guilty for having down time, as much as I love to be super productive every minute of the day - I know that's just not gonna happen! Having a balance between work and play makes me much more productive and taking time to switch off and enjoy the moments. It's so easy to burn the candle at both ends but a healthy and happy you means a whole lot more.

How do you feel about spending your free time?

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  1. I agree wholeheartedly with all this! I've always been someone who enjoys spending a little time alone. In fact, I need that! It's my time to rest and recharge. Totally agree about friendships too. Like you say, people can grow apart and life's too short to hang on to people who are no longer good for you. Thanks so much for tagging me for the Autumn Tag btw, haven't had a chance to do it yet but I shall try to before the Autumn is over! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  2. I usually spend most of my down time alone. I love being alone to be honest! I am around people from monday to friday because I work in retail and that is more than enough socialising for me. lol

  3. Hi Kate, I'm glad you agree :) Taking time out is always a priority for me and also it's true some friendships just run their course. That's ok! Hope you have fun doing the tag if you get the chance :)

  4. I'm the same! Peace and quiet is my idea of bliss, and I agree after a busy working week I crave that alone time even more.

  5. I spend much of my downtime alone too as an introvert. I do try to push myself every now and again though to go out (i enjoy it 99% of the time when i do) to try and stop myself from becoming a hermit though! I definitely think erasing negativity in my life has made me appreciate the people who are supportive and care for me which has helped encourage me to spend more time with those people :)

    Lizzy at Nomad Notebook

  6. That's really nice to read Lizzy that you have people who are there for you, that really makes a difference on how you spend your time in a positive environment :)
    Thanks for reading x

  7. I agree, it's important to spend the little free time you have with the people you really want to spend it with! No one should make time for people they don't actually want to be around but feel obliged to spend time with. And if the person you want to spend today's free time with is YOU, then that is perfectly fine. Some people just need to be alone to recharge their batteries.

  8. It's nice to read that you feel the same way :) There's nothing I like more than spending time alone to relax and recharge like you said. Thanks for reading x

  9. Hi Hahn! Love these thoughtful posts of yours. Life is short, and I do believe that you need to make the most of it whenever you can. Do whatever you feel like doing with the ones you feel most comfortable with, and enjoy life to the fullest. Don't postpone things forever, but live in the present instead. There's nothing more satisfying than having some me-time once in a while, even if it's spend on Netflix ;)

    X Alice

  10. That's really nice to hear Alice, these are my favourite kinds of posts to write :)
    Being present is so important, not wishing your life away and spending it with negative people. Me time is my favourite, I don't have to answer to anyone haha. xx


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