5 Things: Me-time

November 4, 2015

I have written a lot of lifestyle articles these last couple weeks and I hope you don't mind, but the weather and lighting in Belgium has been so awful lately and it's really hard to take outfit photos when it's cloudy and rainy. I also have an exam this Monday so I guess you can say I'm pretty busy. I've got so much more work to do for uni compared to last year (I switched from studying Journalism in college to Communication Science at uni) and I wish I had more time for my blog, but my studies are my priority and blogging comes last.

My life has been hectic and finding some time for myself can be really hard, but I try to have at least 30 minutes of me-time every day. Whether it's reading a book, writing in my journal or having a cup of tea with gingerbread it doesn't matter, as long as I can relax and take my mind off uni. These are my five favorite things to do during my me-time. What's your favorite thing to do during your daily dose of me-time?

1) Read a book
Romantic comedies are my favorite books to read, they're so light-hearted and it's super easy to get sucked into the story and forget everything around you. Or Sophie Kinsella's 'Shopaholic' series, they always make me laugh. I'm currently reading 'To kill a mockingbird" and I'm loving it! What are you currently reading?

2) Watch a series
I've been watching 'Once upon a time' a lot lately because I'm a Disney-fan (who isn't? Haha) and I just love watching unrealistic, completely fictional series and movies.

3) Listen to Jazz (or any kind of relaxing music)
I'm a Jazz-lover and proud of it. I know that some people absolutely hate Jazz, but we all have a different taste, right? If you prefer listening to classical music or maybe Pop music allows you to relax then that's totally fine!

4) Write in a journal
I like to just write down the things I learned about myself that day. I might sound crazy, but I think it's important to get to know yourself and what you stand for. Or just the little things that make you happy, make you sad, annoy you etc.

For instance: I'm scared to lose control and my mum used to tell me I'm a bit of a control-freak and I always denied it until now. Those are the things I write down, but I also jot down things I need to tell myself more often. E.g. "You can do this, trust yourself." Whenever I feel bad, I grab my journal and read the things I wrote down to cheer me up.

5) Do absolutely nothing
It's totally fine to do absolutely nothing and not being productive is okay, sometimes you need to let go and tell yourself that you need this me-time. Just lie down on your bed wrapped in a blanket and close your eyes. 

The products on the photos are the ones I love to use whilst reading a book (Caudalie radiance serum because it's my favorite product - like ever, and I need to buy a new one) or watching a series. Just things that allow me to relax. Just fyi.

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