Make The ‘Free Time’ C O U N T

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School, college, high school, etc. It all takes up most of your time throughout your life; About 8,000 hours to be exact. And that’s just high school and college. That doesn’t count for the time spent doing homework, or even grade school and middle school….

Education is probably the most important necessity in today’s world. However, many of us are overlooking the simple things in life that we enjoy doing. What do you do when you have free time? You’ve been working so hard this whole week and you have a day to chill, what do you do?

Most of us are going to sit around doing nothing because we never have time to just. do. nothing.

So to sum up my argument into a few sentences, we spend most of our time either doing homework, being in class, or doing nothing but watching marathons of friends or the office. As much as I love those two shows, it doesn’t tell me anything about myself or what I truly love to do.

I know what you’re thinking.

“I know who I am. I don’t need to change anything to know what I love to do and what I like to do. You’re insane, don’t tell me what to do.” And thats totally fine! If you’re completely happy with where you’re at and where you’re going, this article is completely irrelevant to you.

It’s mainly my thoughts about this idea too so don’t think of this as any sort of scholarly article or analysis on your life and the way you should live it… I don’t have any sort of credibility AT ALL.

But if this idea DOES pertain to you and your life, then I’d like to share with you my thoughts, and I’d love it if you would like to respond and tell me what you think!

So back to my argument.

Okay, you’re going through college, homework, class, free time (doing nothing), all four years. Then what?

Then we get out of college. Woohoo! We have this degree, were done with classes but now we have to find a job were supposed to love doing for the rest of our lives…

How are you supposed to know what you enjoy doing if all you focused on was getting good grades and finding time for yourself to just relax?

Great question. It’s a tough one. And I really don’t have an exact answer for ya.

However, lately, I’ve truly been focusing on myself and my interests. It’s been hard because I don’t even know where to start. It’s intriguing finding out though.

(And I don’t mean take a buzz feed quiz to tell you you’re hungry for spaghetti)

But I’ve started drinking tea more and realized that I love it so so much. I’ve stopped eating meat, and I’ve lessened my caffeine intake which has completely changed my life. I’ve also lessened the amount of alcohol I consume as well (aside from my glass of wine here and there).

All of these are very recent so I am attempting to stick to them for at least 40 days. Fun fact, it takes 40 days to create a habit.

Now those are very small things but it’s crazy how starting with the little things can make the biggest difference.

I encourage you all to try something different when you have free time. Try, please try not to be lazy and sit on the couch to watch hours of TV or Netflix. It’s hard I know, but you’ll thank me in the future.

Next up in this little adventure of mine is joining a few more clubs, getting better at my public speaking, and listening to more audiobooks. It’s nice to hear someone else telling me how to live my life than listening to what I think is right in my own head 🙂

Let me know what projects you all are working on and ways that you better yourself everyday! It’s super important to focus on yourself and make time for those little things!


Thanks so much for reading friends, I’d love any comments you’d want to share with me or if you just wanted to say hi! I hope you all have a very wonderful Tuesday 🙂

Peace & blessings ❤

Abby

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