Day 4 of the OurCraves 7-Days to Deeper Self Love Challenge focuses asks you to make time for something you enjoy doing.
I think that an important part of being an adult is establishing routines. A well-oiled machine is what keeps the cogs turning. Sometimes, however, we get so caught up in our routines that entire days or weeks just pass us by since it seems that the older we get, the busier we get. We have homes, spouses, and children to tend to and care for. I’d love to say that there’s joy to be found in the mundane – which, there is – but when you have laundry, cooking, ironing, dishes, and more on your after-work to-do list, there’s very little time for romance to be found in getting things done.
So instead, I’d like to suggest that you schedule some time out today to do something you really enjoy, whatever that may be. It may be that you enjoy snuggling up with a book, painting, writing, hiking, watching old movies, or learning something new.
It doesn’t matter what your hobby is or how much time you manage to allocate to doing so, it matters that you take some time out for yourself. When you prioritise yourself, you reaffirm your own value, which creates the space in you that no one else can exploit or undermine. Remember:
i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else’s.
Enjoy your me-time!