Come Wander With Me…

With a heavy first term nearly over, looming deadlines and impending essays (that I am yet to write), it’s easy to get bogged down and forget there does indeed exist a whole world outside the perimeters of university and work! Too often we forget to let ourselves take a break and take the time to do things we love. Having first hand experience of stress induced library sessions, where I practically started to live, I decided it was time for an intervention. And so, I grabbed a sorry friend and set off on a little adventure to explore the uni lake. And in doing so I realised that fresh air is actually magical. But that’s a story for another day…

I realised that we need to take more time just to remind ourselves that there is more to life than analysing Chaucer or reading medieval plays, as enjoyable as they are. As we walked/pranced around the lake, giggles ensued, an effect of the fresh air I assure you! And for just those twenty minutes or so I felt like myself again; I felt refreshed and energised and like I was ready to take on the world (until I had to hit the books again of course…).

Taking breaks every now and then is not only good for the well being of our mental health, but also for our creativity and helping us feel more engaged with life. Taking a break doesn’t mean that you need to drive hundred of miles to be by the sea (although you can do that if you fancy it!), you could bake, you take a bike ride,or read a good book, or catch up on that favourite tv show, or go for a walk, or you could even go for a run (good luck in this weather!). But whatever you choose to do, take a break and do the things that will make you the happiest and you’ll see what I mean when I say it gives you that little bit of extra boost to keep on going, whether it be with work or studying. I have to say though, I must practice more of what I preach! But, like I said, fresh air is magical, so make sure you get plenty of it!

 

Ps: Thank you oodles to Molly Laban for taking these beautiful photos xxx

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  1. Musings says:

    Thanks so much for the reminder! I’m drowning in course work (finals are in three weeks!) and my method is usually to stress/make my life about school because, well, it’ll be over eventually. I know that’s not good for my emotional/mental health, but I do it anyway. I have a restful weekend planned though, so I’m excited for the time to breathe and put everything in perspective. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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    1. nimraimran16 says:

      Hello! I know how easy it is to focus more on the stress but remember that in the end, it’ll all come full circle and that we need to take a little time for ourselves too πŸ™‚ at least that’s what I try to tell myself! So it’s good to hear that you have a restful weekend planned, and I plan on doing the same! I hope you have a lovely thanksgiving too and I hope you enjoyed your time on my blog πŸ™‚

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  2. plantingwildflowers says:

    Fresh air is the best cure for just about anything. I love that you included photos. Somehow they set the atmosphere for your post that screamed crisp autumn air.

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    1. nimraimran16 says:

      Aww thank you so much! When I went for a walk it was the perfect autumn morning, especially for photos! Glad you enjoyed the post! πŸ™‚

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      1. plantingwildflowers says:

        Your welcome! We’re stationed overseas on a subtropical island. So we live super close to the beach, but the trade off is no autumn or winter! I dream of leaves changing colors. πŸ™‚

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      2. nimraimran16 says:

        Ohhh I would love to be next to a tropical beach! But I guess being able to experience autumn in all it’s glory is pretty cool πŸ™‚ I hope you get to experience autumn some time soon too πŸ™‚

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      3. plantingwildflowers says:

        The water is so clear! If you ever get the chance to visit Okinawa, take the offer. Such a great experience

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      4. nimraimran16 says:

        I definitely will! I have a serious case of wanderlust so I want to travel and get to experience as many places as I can πŸ™‚

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      5. The Domestic Gallery says:

        If you do, check out Okinawahai.com. It’s an amazing resource!

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      6. nimraimran16 says:

        I will do! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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      7. The Domestic Gallery says:

        One more thing! Haha if you do come here, Okinawa Hai is always looking for new articles so you could think about writing a piece of one of your adventures. πŸ™‚

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      8. nimraimran16 says:

        Oh for sure haha! I’m actually planning on travelling to Europe in my Christmas Holidays this year so I’ll be doing quite a few travel related posts mid December (spoiler πŸ˜‰ ) So travel articles are definitely on my to do list πŸ™‚ Hopefully one day I’ll get to visit Okinawa!

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      9. The Domestic Gallery says:

        Oh, I envy you!! I want to go to Europe so bad! I’ll have to get my fix from your posts, though. Haha

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      10. nimraimran16 says:

        I’m extremely lucky that I get to go on a trip like this one haha πŸ™‚ I’ll make sure to include lots of pictures :)x

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      11. The Domestic Gallery says:

        Awesome! Can’t wait!

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