LIFE: 5 Things you should always make time for.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Whether you are a blogger or not you should always make the effort to take some time away from the internet. These days it is a big part of our lives, but we all need to remember to take time out every so often, its not healthy to be attached to our laptop or phones all the time! When it comes to blogging sometimes a bit of a break can do us some good, I know if I am having a bit of bloggers block I step away for a bit and usually come back to it feeling totally refreshed and motivated to create some great content. Those that don't blog, just put your phone down for a bit. Forget the whole 'if its not on instagram it didnt really happen' phrase that everyone seems to love. Go outside, make plans! There are other things that should take priority,

I will hold my hand up and say that I do not make plans with my friends as often as I should and this makes me very sad. It's easy to get distracted by your own goings on and forget that socialising with your mates can bring great joy to your life - ooh I sound a bit deep. It's true though, I always have a fantastic time when I have met with friends and 99.9% of the time when it comes to going our separate ways, we always make a point of saying we wont leave it as long next time...but we tend to.  It's nice to create new memories with them even if it's just popping around to their house for a chat. This is something I will definitely work on myself.  

I'm not one to preach about exercise because I am not perfect, however I realise as I am getting older I need to make sure I incorporate some light exercise into my life which will be a benefit to my health. I have recently started to run. I took part in a 5 mile muti terrain run the other week which I completed in an okay time considering I was suffering with a bad cold! It's hard to run when you cant actually breathe through your nose! Going forward I want to make sure I keep up gentle runs regularly each week. It's a free and easy way to get active! I feel this is something everyone should bare in mind. I'm not saying you need to go and do a hard core gym sesh every day, however maybe try to make an effort to be a little more active. Go for a walk on your lunch break. Try a new sport with friends - make it a social thing. Netball seems to have made a bit of a comeback recently! 

Just like your friends it's very important to make the time to go visit your family. I'm pretty lucky that I live close to my family, however on Toms side his family is all over the place (Scotland, Mexico & Dubai!) so we don't get to see them as often unfortunately! If you can make sure you make plans to see your family if you don't live with them anymore, if they are too far to visit then schedule in a phone call or skype! Family comes first before anything else so if you should definitely be making time to see/talk to them. With the Christmas season Upon us the chances are you will be seeing them a lot more.

As beauty bloggers having a pamper is something that we probably all do on a regular basis, however if it's an area you tend to neglect then you should make sure you run yourself a nice bath stat! What better way to relax than give yourself a bit of TLC, even if its just spending a little more time in the bathroom, grabbing your favourite book  and having chill  in the bath for a bit. You dont need to turn your home into a spa, but just take the time to pay a little more attention to yourself. Even if it's a little change like making sure you do apply your Body shop body butter after the shower. Or giving your hair a proper blow dry... Take pleasure in matching your finger and toenails when painting them. It may all be cosmetic but it's a bit of a mood booster too.

Do you make sure you fit these things into your routine?

Much love


  1. This was really interesting and I have to agree about the light exercise point. Whether you're happy with how your body is or not, I've come to realize lately that it's still super important to be healthy. I know I'm not very healthy at all judging by the amount of takeaways I eat, so I agree that it's important to look after yourself more (and this is much more important then say wanting to lose weight or exercising for more vanity purposes if that makes sense)


  2. All of this is giving yourself some time. And all of these are important.
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  3. Totally agree with all of these. The going offline thing is something I find really difficult as every aspect of my working (and to some degree social life) is online. x

  4. These are definitely all things I've tried to and be better at this year. Manage to tick Numbers 2 and 3 together though as a friend and I have started doing yoga at a class once a week together then we grab some lunch! Definitely a fun way to catch up :) Great post. x
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!

  5. This is a great post! Really need to remind myself to do this especially to get offline!!! I'm always on the internet. It's like some sort of curse x

  6. It's so hard to not be in the social media world nowadays and even a short break rejuvinates my mind and makes me appreciate the little things in life. We were at a wedding at the weekend and I hardly took any photos because we were so busy being in the moment... so it makes me smile when people ask to see pictures... they're all in my mind :) thanks for reminding me to take time out... xxx

  7. Totally agree with all of these, especially switching off from the online world for a bit. It's hard, especially when you blog, but it's necessary to stay sane!! Great post :)


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