Life always seems to get a bit busier at this time of year, which means having less free time to do what you enjoy. For me personally, it has become a juggling game between work, going back to college, and finding time to blog, sew, read, and have downtime. I have figured out a few things that have helped me make time for what I love and decided to share them to hopefully help you if you are experiencing the same thing. Here are a few things to keep in mind and tips on ways to make more time for what you enjoy!
This is something I try to remind myself of frequently. Whenever it came to doing something like blogging or sewing, if I only had 15 minutes I would tell myself it wasn’t enough time. Which is the farthest thing from the truth! 15 minutes really is better than spending no time on something at all.
For most of us, there is “hidden” time throughout the day that you might be able to use differently. If you’re an early bird, trying getting up a little earlier to give yourself 15-20 minutes extra time. If you are a night owl, you can give yourself that time in the evening. Just make sure you are getting the right amount of sleep.
Another great time is during your lunch hour! Although this won’t work for everything (you can’t really bring out a sewing machine at the office), I find it’s perfect for catching up on some blog work or reading a book.
Although having 15 minutes extra a day is great, it is also completely okay to have days or weeks where you just want to spend any free time doing nothing! Sometimes life gets a little hectic and your hobbies have to be put to the side for a bit. Don’t feel guilty if you can’t make time for something. All that matters is that you do what’s best for you.
For me personally, the things I currently like to do in my free time are blogging, sewing, and reading. In order to make more time, I have cut down on how much time I spend online in the evenings. Instead of watching videos or scrolling through Instagram (there are still evenings where this is all I do), I’ll either sew, curl up with a book, or work on blog work. It really is all about making choices and deciding what you really want to do that day.
And those are some tips for making more time for what you enjoy! I hope this helps and I know that this won’t work for everyone. It’s just good to remember that having things you enjoy to do outside of work or school is really important. And if the thing that you enjoy is doing nothing, then go for it!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!