Recently I've been pushing off the things that bring me joy throughout my day because I feel as though I don't have time and it's not important. But if you don't take time for yourself and just consistently spend your time with things that don't matter to you it's going to feel pretty miserable. Doing things that make you happy is what gives your life purpose and without them it feels pretty shitty. Let's be real, no essay or homework assignment or household task actually brings you joy, but they are things that unfortunately have to be done. If you waste all your energy doing meaningless activities then you're not going to have any time for the things that really matter to you.
I've been making an effort to take some time for myself as a stressed out college student. Most of my days consist of doing things to please other people (friends, professors) but I realized the most important person I need to please is myself, and I'm not doing that by writing essays until 1am. Even though I do have to do some things that may not be that fun such as school work, I realized I need to include things that I actually do enjoy into my days. Whether it is giving myself some time to watch Netflix, sitting down to write a blog post, coloring a few pages in my coloring books, going to yoga or for a walk, these are things that I need in order to keep myself balanced.
I feel like we live such unbalanced lives these days, we are just engulfed in chaos and commotion 24/7. Balance is the only way you're going to be able to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. So maybe do laundry, but take a nap or read your favorite book while you are waiting. Or write the essay and then take a break to draw and listen to music. Find ways to spend your time that is just for you and for no one else. We don't realize how much time we waste doing things that don't serve us any good, and how much we ignore the things that we need the most.
Find a happy medium between getting your tasks done and doing more of what makes you happy. The more you do things you enjoy the more you will begin to enjoy your life.
How can you better spend your time?