3 Ways To Make Time For Yourself

We are so busy with our lives that we sometimes forget to make time for ourselves, and we always have reasons. Sometimes there’s not enough time, or sometimes, we just simply forget. I struggled with making time for myself in the past, but I’ve mastered the art of creating time. Just kidding.

Write down how you spend your time

Sometimes, I just feel like my schedule is: wakeupschooltestslunchstudyblogphotography and sleep. Yes, the nonexistent spacing was intended. When I decided that I was going to do something about this, I created a numbered list of what I do in a day.This helped me find extra time I could make between transitions from one subject to another.

For example, I found that I spend around 20-30 minutes after lunch to go on my phone, blog, social media, etc.

Teach yourself to not waste time

Now that you’ve found out how you spend and waste your time, now it’s time to figure out how you can save time.
I experimented myself to see how much time I save if I go without my phone and computer for a whole day (except for doing homework). It was hard, but I can proudly say that it was successful.

The results? I found myself standing in front of my bookshelf, trying to find a book to read. I cleaned out my closet and went out for a walk. I also ended up staring outside my window, which is how I usually waste my time while doing homework. Oops.

You don’t have to go on a phone/computer diet, but watch out for yourself when you’re spending your time doing nothing. I tell you, it saves a lot of time.

Don’t try to do everything

One of the main reasons we don’t have time is because we try to do everything. As humans, we naturally want and try to accomplish as many things as we can, and this results in restlessness in our lives.

Time is an independent variable; we cannot create time. If you want to have time for yourself, you will lose something else. The key here is to be willing to sacrifice something that you can do in that time to spend for yourself.

I honestly had no plan on writing this post, but I just did this fun experiment today of not using my phone, and loved the result. I noticed my surroundings and photographed my desk and my backyard, hence the photos placed after every paragraph. It was a very healing day for me and I even had a great conversation with my mom while my dad and my brother watched a movie. Bottom line, making time for yourself doesn’t mean be alone, but make time for yourself to enjoy.
You enjoyment can come from anything such as reading, watching a movie, or spending time with your family. The important thing is to enjoy the time as much as you can.

My question to you is:

How do you want to spend the time you make for yourself?

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  • I really liked this post! Thank you very much.
    Untill a few months ago I used to waste a lot of time for others totally forgetting to take a little time for me. When I decided to take a bit of time for me (having a walk, cooking or doing something that liked me) I started to feel me better.

    Emily

  • Love this!
    I really want to change my life, become a better version of myself and those tips were great to point out. Trying not to do everything is something that I really need to work on myself. It is hard lol. Thanks for the post and I loved the pictures ♥

  • i may be a new reader of your blog but already i’m loving its content! also, the minimalist layout from station seven is such a complimentary, the perfect cherry on top. the only downside, in my personal opinion, is how difficult it is for me to read the body paragraph. i had to squint to my screen because the font is just too thin. i hope i didn’t offend you, i just thought i should informed you.

    anyway, onto the topic.

    i like that this post reminds us that even though time is endless, we have to use it for useful purposes. i’m great at procrastinating myself, especially now that i’m done with college and i’m still unemployed. i guess, when i feel the need to “take a break” and “relax”, i end up doing nothing and just sit in front of my computer, browsing things or blogging or playing video games. i’m such a couch potato lol. i guess in the end, we all have to know how to balance ourselves.

    • Hi Elisa,

      First of all, thank you so much for informing me! On my screen, it looked fine but when I read it on another screen, I understood what you meant. I increased the font size hoping it will help with the situation a little bit.

      I also relate to you that I come to blogging for relaxation. But that’s also why I never plan on becoming a full-time blogger; I want to keep that balance.

      Thanks so much for your kind words Elisa:)

      • hello grace, i thought i should inform you just in case your reader’s comfort is something you take seriously. i see that you have increased the font size but i think the one that makes it difficult for my eyes is the font-family. i’m just stating my opinion. you don’t have to change it if you don’t want to. other people might feel it’s fine. it’s probably just my eyes 🙂

        • Hello Elisa,
          No, you’re not being rude at all for saying this! I’m thankful that you took the time to inform me. I have changed the paragraph typography to a different font. I have been struggling with the typography for my blog for a very long time and it’s great to hear feedback from other people as well! I hope that this changed has helped you read, and thank you again:)