Way back in November or December the very wise Anna Tselevich (Undeniably Anna) told me I needed to start being selfish, especially with my time. At the time, did I not only not understand what she meant, I had no idea how to do that. Thankfully I had Thanksgiving and Christmas break to try and get my footing.
Read some great books//I may do a post very soon about some of my favorite books but my all time favorite has to be The Opposite of Loneliness. It may not be everyones cup of tea as it is a collection of short stories, essays and poems, both fiction and nonfiction. They are largely about the author Marina Keegan. I actually start to cry when I think about her stories because the book is beyond beautiful. It was just so great to read something about our generation from someone who was actually living it, and someone who can look at all these problems and still remain so hopeful.
Get creative//Whatever that means for you, do it! For me that means writing. I write about everything. The age-old “write a letter and never send it” is seriously therapeutic. If you’re a painter, paint! If you’re a dancer, dance! Whatever it is that makes you really happy, do it!
Find some great new movies to watch//Make a list of all the movies you never got around to watching or find a list of “must see” movies and watch them!
Realize that you don’t have to be alone//Just because you have decided to take some time for yourself, doesn’t mean you have to isolate yourself. Sometimes what you need the most is to have a day just hanging out with your best friend, or getting a group of people together to go see and movie and dinner.
I think what being selfish with your time means is finding what you love and doing it as much as you can. A large part of “being selfish” is also not letting things that aren’t important take up too much of your time. This is your time to take care of yourself and put yourself first.