Making Time For Your Favorite Things

As I realize that this is a post about making time for my favorite things and I have indeed not been writing on this blog (which is one of my favorite things), I’m here to talk about, Making Time For Your Favorite Things. Time is not on our side sometimes, and as a student, I can definitely agree with that. As of right now I need to finish a first draft of an essay which was due today (but knowing my teacher, she won’t check it until tomorrow). 2020 has definitely been in a rough area and while some come here to read about happy things, happy things I will bring you. Forget the news for a while and sit on your couch, or your bed, or maybe at your table for a few minutes to read this blog post.

My favorite thing to do is read, and last year I made a goal to read 30 books in 2019. Disappointingly enough, I read 29 books and not 30. Yes I’m still quite bothered about that and may never let it go. But the main part of 2020 is to focus on reading because I found that I barely read due to lack of time. While my goal is still 30 books this year, I’m hoping that I am able to increase my goal to at least 50 books by the summer. One thing I’ve been doing to make sure I have time to read is sleeping at a decent time. I found that with the Forest App, I’m focusing more due to the lack of distractions. With no distractions around me, I’m getting my homework or writing notes done much faster, letting me be able to have leftover time at night to work on extra curricular or perhaps even reading. I find that reading at night helps me because I’m not looking at any sort of screen before I go to bed and my eyes are rested from any sort of screen. And remember, if you are reading at night, always have good lighting to avoid hurting your eyes. I learned that the hard way and ended with glasses because I read too much in the dark.

By giving myself time at night I can have more time to be able to read, even reading every night. This does not just apply to every night. When I finish my homework on the weekends, while I do love to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine or scroll through Youtube, I’m now spending more time reading (However this does not stop me from doing both). I spend time now being able to read more especially on Sundays, where I’m most likely at home from a nice week of constantly being at school and staying after. I’ve finally found that reading is so much more fun this year because of situations where I’m now staying home more. While this sounds pretty sound, it does have its benefits.

The next and last thing I want to talk about is activities. I haven’t done it in a week or three, but knitting, painting, drawing, etc (or other alternatives to activities that you do). I find that while I won’t do it during the school week, I’ll make sure that I’m resting my eyes on the weekends from doing homework to enjoy my outside enjoyments like painting, drawing, sketching, writing, etc. While maybe you are doing outside activities like sports or work, but, doing these small activities does not have to take a long time. It can be five minutes of your day or even hour/s of your day, depending on how much you want to enjoy your time or perhaps the time you have.

Time is something people don’t have and we can easily enjoy it by putting aside the time of day to do our loved activities.

Yes, I am indeed cutting this blog post short, but, remember, if we don’t have fun, we don’t work well, so, remember to do the activities you love.


Veronica Chen

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