Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Doing More

 Lately, I've been making a conscious effort to do more. Life is so much more than just living for the 9-5 (well, 8-5 in my case) and I've decided I need to focus more on the spare time that I do have. I found myself focusing on my tiredness, and going to bed as early as possible and sort of feeling that life was passing me by. So I've started challenging myself. Saying yes to that friend who asks me to dinner on Monday night, and staying up later watching that programme that I've found myself really enjoying. Life is too short to miss out on the things that you enjoy doing.


Which brings me to the weekends. I cherish the time I have at the weekends so much, but also found myself in that cycle of going to bed on time because I was "tired", or saying no to Dan when he asked me to go out and do something fun because I wanted a nap etc. The list goes on. I was craving adventure, but forgetting the fun I could have here on my own doorstep!

A few weekends ago, the sun was out in full force. So an adventure is what we decided to have! After a delicious brunch in my gorgeous hometown with two of my best friends in the entire world, I headed out with Dan. He sometimes works on Saturday mornings, and we often leave the afternoons for lazing around and doing the things we like, but missing out on the beauty that we have to see in our local area. We headed to Finchingfield, one of the prettiest villages in Essex. With a picturesque lake at the bottom of a hill, we had hoped to grab a pub coke and watch the world go by over a bowl of chips. Unfortunately, the outdoor section of the pub was far too busy but we had done something. On a whim. Together. And to be honest, that was all that really mattered to me.

Driving home, we both decided that we would take the adventure further, and we headed down the road to the pub at the bottom of our road which just so happened to have a little gem of a beer garden. As we soaked up the rays with pub coke in hand, we both realised the error of our ways and that we should really do things like this more often.

Do you feel like you're making the most of your time?

6 comments:

  1. I am loving your blog! Definitely appreciate the candidness and authenticity in your posts, and of course your pics and blog are just overall so pretty. I am very happy to be following your adventures from now on :)

    xo E
    www.holaitserica.com

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  2. OH! And to answer your question (I'm a space case, ha), yes - I feel like slowly but surely, I am learning to maximize my time more effectively and productively. I'm all about living with intentionality now; in fact, I have recently created a blog of my own and write about my experiences making the most out of every day life, along with some random ramblings here and there. :) Check it out if you're interested!

    xo E
    www.holaitserica

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    1. I think time management outside of a structured environment can be really tough but I am definitely glad I've taken the first step into learning! Look forward to reading some of your blog xxx

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  3. I'm glad you had fun on your little adventure, hopefully you'll try and explore more frequently! I constantly feel like I'm just living to work and it really gets me down. Me and partner try to get away as much as possible and have little days out here and there. I'm thinking about doing some leisure courses at my local college to fill my time too xx

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    1. It can be so tough feeling that way, it's definitely a good idea to keep busy! Ooh definitely, that would be a great idea. I've actually had a look at them too - you can do such a variety which is amazing!! XXX

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