There’s No Such Thing As A Wasted Day

You know the days I’m talking about right? You wake up late, you had planned to go to the gym or clean your house and now it’s lunchtime and you can’t be bothered moving so you roll over, fire up the TV/laptop/tablet and start catching up on your favourite TV shows, before you know it’s 5pm and you’ve done nothing all day. What a waste, right?

Wrong! Sometimes we just need a break and that’s ok. Resting is self care and we don’t have to be productive all the time. Social media has made us all obsessed with documenting all the fun and productive things we get up to over the weekend and comparing ourselves to our friends and colleagues. Just because Karen from Accounts was climbing Ben Nevis and Bruce from Marketing was at a whole foods market in North London doesn’t mean that you can’t have a day at home lounging around in your pants. You do you.

This weekend I was wiped out. On Saturday morning I got up at a reasonable hour and went walking with my friend Megan in the Aberdeenshire countryside. It wasn’t a challenging walk. It was probably around 2 hours and we were home by lunchtime yet afterwards I was so exhausted I spent the rest of the day in bed. By 7pm I was starting to come to and realised that I’d “wasted” the afternoon and thought I should definitely go to the party I was invited to at night but I just couldn’t do it. Instead of beating myself up about it I fired up Netflix and finished watching Dear White People. If that’s not a Saturday night well spent I don’t know what is.

The weekend is a chance to re-charge and allowing yourself to do that is not a waste. It’s essential, especially if you are suffering from any kind of ill health, be that mental or physical. What have you done to relax this weekend? Let me know in the comments.

V ❤

 

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6 thoughts on “There’s No Such Thing As A Wasted Day

  1. Rebecca Claire says:

    This is so true!! There is so much pressure on people to constantly be socialising and spending money but actually, its nice to spend time on your own to recharge! I’ve spent my whole today eating and listening to new albums and writing poetry/my journal/blog posts. I don’t feel guilty at all!

    Rebecca, libfemblog.com xo

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  2. Hannah says:

    Thank you for writing this 🙂 sometimes the best kind of days are when you do something productive in the morning and then have a really chilled out afternoon. Or have a nap before you do something else! Sounds like you’ve set yourself up for a great week 🙂

    Hannah x

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  3. Giana says:

    I loved this! I felt like this yesterday whilst everyone seemed like they were at a BBQ whilst I was stuck at home doing nothing! but it is good to just sit and do nothing sometimes x

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  4. hannahinternational says:

    I often feel guilty when I don’t do anything on the weekend (this is a blog post waiting to happen) because I feel like I should be making the most of where I’m living. But I forget that I’m actually LIVING here, so it’s totally OK if I have a day slobbing around at home! It’s good for us to do nothing sometimes, to take a break from life an recharge our batteries.
    Good on you for getting your Netflix on! I had a friend visiting so I had to be ‘on’ all weekend. Planning to pamper myself one night this week after work to make up for it!

    Hannah
    hannahinternational.co.uk

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  5. Sarah Athow-Frost says:

    Oh my goodness, amen to this post! There’s a lot to be said for knowing when to take a step back. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels pressure to eb doing amazing things (and posting about it) all the time. Everyone has different energy levels at the end of the day. I quite often will go to bed at 8pm. But I work full time, have a really energetic toddler, blog and try to exercise- I have to remind myself that it’s okay to take it easy sometimes! Great post!

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  6. Hannah says:

    Right, you’re bored of hearing this no way I’m sure but WOW. This needed saying and I needed to hear it.

    Until recently I worked from home, so often struggled with this and found it impossible to switch off without feeling guilty. I couldn’t agree with your post more though – and it’s exactly what I’d tell a friend in my situation, so I totally need to cut myself some slack!

    You rock!

    H xx

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