It's so important to take time out of your day, week or month and focus on yourself. Take time out of your life to switch off and put your feet up. Grab your favorite book, put on your favorite lipstick and perfume, grab your favourite friend (or go in solitude, that can be just as fun I've learned recently), and go to somewhere that you have never been before - find a new sanctuary.
I feel like I'm constantly on the move. Being a student, if I'm not at uni, I'm in the library. If I'm not in the library, I'm at work and if I'm at none of those places, it's likely I'm in bed. That's the routine of my life and I have almost put myself to sleep just thinking about it. I feel like I'm constantly on the move, constantly worrying or stressing over something and I'm tired of this. I don't want to be this way anymore - feeling trapped doing the same things over and over or going the same places over and over or feeling the same emotions over and over.
Something had to give and they say if you don't like something about yourself, then you should change it. So I'm changing the things I don't like about myself and my life. This weekend I decided to go somewhere I normally just stop by at to get coffee occasionally and actually spend time there - so I found a big comfy chair in the corner of the cafe, next to a balcony with fairy lights, consumed lots of coffee, cake and wine and for the first time in what felt like forever, felt content. I've given myself time to switch off and take time for me. I feel like I've given myself a clean slate and have finally been able to think and let go of any of the negative emotion that I've been holding in and it feels blissful (although I am writing this after a few glasses of wine, so I'm not sure whether that has an affect on me, oops)
It's so easy to get caught up with life. Often, we let it control us but we forget that it is actually us who is in control of our life. I'm making this a promise to myself, every week or every couple of weeks, to drop everything I'm doing and to spend time with myself, go and take time with myself in a positive environment and away from anything that fuels me with anything I don't want to feel.