Adulting 101:Getting back to things you love
This post is sponsored by Wente Vineyards but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
When was the last time you actually did something for yourself? Adulting can seem so cliche. They always say Millennials are lazy but in my reality, it’s what part of the Millennial era you’re looking at. Even before becoming a mother I was such a busy bee. Working 2 jobs and being busy from morning to night. Now I’m a stay at home mom plus I work from home. The reason I chose to work from home was to be able to be there for my firstborn. Also, childcare can be costly plus I wanted to build up this little blog of mine.
The only setback I end up having is not separating time for myself. That’s why I decided to start the 21 Day Wente Vineyards’ Make Time Pledge.
It’s important to do the things you love
No matter what it is that you love to do, hobby or not keep doing it. If it’s part of your self-care routine or just something you enjoy. They help us grow, cause less stress and keep us happy. Especially, if you are someone who is stressed from adulting or suffer from mental health issues. It’s great to know there are things in life that still make us happy instead of looking for someone to complete this happiness.
The first thing is to figure out what you love and don’t feel a struggle doing!
One thing I miss is being a movie buff!
Growing up I was always into watching movies. Old and new. I would always get comments on how I should become a movie critic when I was a teenager. When I was in college I got a job at AMC Theatres and was in love minus the pay. Free movies were my happy place.
I was on cloud nine when me and my husband met. He was just as a movie buff as I was. Literally, till this day 99.9% of our dates are movie dates. Were always the first ones to see the newest films.
A couple of weeks back I realized the last time we had any type of movie date home or out of the house was back in May. This had to change quickly.
Distinguish what your goals. Including how to get there. That’s the only way goals are made.
It takes 21 days to form a habit so the Wente challenge is perfect
Did you know that? That is why sticking to your hobby or just things you love is so important. Since you don’t see immediate goals right away.
Trying the Wente challenge can be a sign of self-love
That is why with Wente Vineyards’ Make Time Pledge, they are encouraging you to take your commitment to making time for the activities, pursuits, and people in your life a step further by taking a 21-day pledge that will guide you in your #maketime journey with helpful tips and ideas along the way.
Deborah Hunter Kells
Ooh – yes a challenge is needed to factor in some self care time. You will get there I’m sure – it’s just organising it so things “work”. Best to you.
I am all about self care, and I forgot to do some over the summer! But I love your suggestions!!!!
Before having kids I used to love to read fiction books. Now with a 2 year old and a 2 month old that is much more challenging- but I agree that it’s important to find time to do it (even just a chapter a day!) to take better care of myself.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
I’ve been trying to do just that – I’ve let reading books go a bit by the wayside, but getting better at getting into it again!
Such an important message for us all, it definitely helps me build a new good habit when there is a challenge involved
I agree that it’s super important to do the things you love. I used to never give myself time to do the things I love. I love to read for fun and I was always so busy that I never made time for it. I make sure I’m able to read ten minutes every night and it makes such a difference. Self-care is so important!
Gina Abernathy/ homeatcedarspringsfarm.com
Making time for yourself is so important. As moms, we don’t take that time for “us” enough. I love to read and so enjoy those few minutes I get to sit down with a good book.
I love this, and putting the competitive/commitment edge of a challenge on it can help people make self care a priority. I’m a teacher and I just went back to work, during this busy time I’ve made time for meditation/yoga the last two days, even if just for a few minutes, and it’s made me feel so calm and at peace. I’m hoping to keep this up at least a few days a week!